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Finding a Job

Job vacancies can be advertised in a variety of ways - newspapers, signs in shop windows, job search websites, company websites, recruitment agencies and even through the grapevine.​

Top 5 tips for using online job search websites

​1. Set up an email account. Keep it professional, no silly names like ‘cheekychappy@hotmail.com’

2. Use alternative search terms to broaden or target your search (e.g. “manager”, “sales manager”, “hotel manager”)

3. Keep your CV up-to-date. Remember to tailor your CV or application form​ for specific job opportunities

4. Check for spelling mistakes

5. Even if you are applying online you can still contact the prospective employer by phone or email for further information or to clarify specific points

Job Search Websites

Universal Jobmatch via Gov.uk The new Jobcentre Plus job search. Very easy to use. Good for practical jobs such as plumber, driver or cleaner. Search and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain and abroad.

Jobs & Business Glasgow Supporting residents of Glasgow to secure employment, take part in training and start up in business. A good variety of jobs from Jet washing operator to registered nurses.

Job in Scotland Jobs and employment agencies hub.

S1 Jobs Wide variety of Scottish jobs with a separate section for Public Sector jobs.

Talent Scotland Range of jobs including Games, Software, Engineering and Science.

Monster Offers lots of search options and variables. Searches can be tailored to update you automatically on certain types of job.

Indeed Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Fish4Jobs Offers a wide range of roles which can be searched by sector.

NPU Nationwide Placements UK Work with clients across the UK and have a nationwide database of active, multi-discipline candidates ranging from Graduate to Senior Executive level, delivering candidates across a number of industry sectors.

Graduates

Gradcracker UK’s careers website for engineering and technology students.

Prospects Providing graduate jobs, postgraduate study, advice about work experience and internships.

Graduate Jobs Personalised jobs and the latest graduate schemes delivered to registered members by email.

E4S UK wide student job website advertising part-time jobs to graduate jobs.

GradIntelligence Supporting students in their transition from higher education to employment and further study.

Milkround Student and graduate job website. Register to receive email alerts with jobs matching your preferred location and sector.

Graduate Recruitment Bureau Specialist recruitment agents for students and graduates.

Grad Jobs One stop shop for graduate jobs, career advice and information about the UK’s recruitment events.

Idealist A place to find volunteer opportunities, non-profit jobs, internships and organisations working to change the world.

All About Careers Information website for young people aged 16-24 with detailed information across 24 industry sectors.

Young Adults

Job or Two Allows you to search for teenage and twenty year old’s jobs in the UK

ALEC Free advice on CVs, resumes, interviews and job searching. Section for jobs that teens can do,

Community Jobs Scotland Creates age-relevant work opportunities for young people within third sector organisations in Scotland.

Apprenticeships In Scotland Caters to Scotland’s youth labour market.

Student Job Part time jobs such as pet sitter, catalogue/brochure distributor and charity fundraisers.

Administration

Office Angels Variety of office based jobs which can be searched by specialism.

NewsNow Search engine for UK classified ads, your one-stop shop for finding the best ads, whatever your job requirements.

Agriculture

Agrirs Recruitment consultancy within the agriculture, horticultural, equestrian, animal health, food and rural sectors, with a focus on jobs and job vacancies within sales, management, marketing, operations, technical and engineering sectors, including Senior/Director level jobs, throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

4xtraHands Provides professional agricultural recruitment services for farmers and jobseekers including the location of skilled, permanent, temporary and seasonal rural staff for farmers as well as finding suitable work for jobseekers with one of our many registered farmers throughout the UK.

Call Centres

NPU Nationwide Placements UK Work with some of the UK’s leading organisations to fill their staffing requirements.

Call Centre Helper One of the largest collections of UK call centre jobs and vacancies.

CCA (Call Centre Associates) Recruitment Group of niche specialist divisions operating from 1999.

Construction

Contract Scotland Niche recruiter in that they supply staff to the wider construction industry focussing on staff from Site Administrator to Director level on both a temporary and permanent basis.

Careers In Construction Site which offers vacancies in all areas of the construction sector.

Go Construct Find up-to-date information on the many roles available in construction, including salary ranges, how to apply and job demand.

Distribution and Warehousing

Jobs4Logistics Search the largest selection of logistics and supply chain jobs available anywhere online, including Warehouse Jobs, Inventory Planning Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs, Demand Planning jobs.

NPU Nationwide Placements UK Able to tap into top talent across the Distribution/Logistics and Warehousing industries on a national scale

Jobs4Warehousing The leading warehouse jobs board.

Education

TES Find a teaching job, non-teaching support or school leadership role in Scotland by filtering region, job title, position, the type of school or subject speciality.

Myjobscotland Site helping you search for Scottish Local Government jobs.

Scottish Council of Independent Schools Positions currently available at independent schools.

Jobs.ac.uk Search international jobs in academic, science, research and administrative employment in the UK, Europe, Australasia, Africa, America and Asia & Middle East.

Engineering and Technology

Just Engineers Wide range of UK and worldwide engineering jobs in among others the aviation, nuclear, telecommunications and utilities sectors.

The Engineer Site for specialists in aerospace and aviation, chemical, civil, design, electrical, environmental, oil and gas, rail or structural engineering. Advertises jobs based both in UK and Europe.

Environment

Green Jobs A specialist job board that focuses on jobs and careers in the green industry sector both in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month there are hundreds of job postings across a variety of sectors including environmental jobs, environment jobs, renewable energy jobs and renewable jobs.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency Helps protect and maintain Scotland’s vital environmental resources. Jobs may be searched by salary, keyword, working patterns, sector, category or a combination of all or some of these criteria.

Finance

BankingJobs UK Providing a one stop source for the full range of UK roles within the banking industry whether you're looking to advance your career, break into the industry or find your next member of staff.

E Financial Careers Site aimed at career minded financial services professionals.

Robert Half Founded in 1948, Robert Half pioneered specialised recruitment services and today is the world's leader in helping companies hire accounting, finance, banking, technology and administrative professionals on a temporary, contract and permanent basis.

Hair and Beauty

Hair and Beauty Jobs Hair and beauty vacancies throughout Scotland.

Sally Salon Services Vacancies in store, distribution, corporate and salon.

Leisure Jobs Spa, massage and beauty jobs in Scotland.

Health and Social Care

Community Care Jobs Social care and social work jobs and careers advice.

NHS Scotland Recruitment Latest vacancies listed for Scotland’s largest national employer.

SWIIS Health and Social Care Provider of independent foster care in the UK with 13 foster care facilities caring for nearly 700 looked after children and young people.

NHS Jobs Dedicated online recruitment service for the NHS and other health related organisations.

Hospitality and Catering

Caterer Advertises all kinds of jobs in the hospitality and catering sector.

Hospitality Jobs UK Online advertising job board, established specifically for the Hospitality and Catering industries.

Gi Group Has a range of job roles available in hotels and restaurants in a variety of locations.

HCareers International hotel and hospitality job opportunities

Plato Hire Vast collection of job search websites for hotel, restauraunt, bar, catering and chef positions

Human Resources

Simply HR Jobs All vacancies related to Human Resources in Scotland. May be searched by location, category and salary.

Hays Hays HR has a range of jobs available which include HR Managers, HR Advisors, Reward Analysts, Resourcing Managers, and Learning and Development Coordinators.

HR Grapevine Jobs Offers job searching for business publishing, information services, marketing solutions and events for the talent management sector.

IT

TechNET IT Recruitment Offer a boutique technology solution within each of the following sectors: Banking, Financial services and insurance, Digital, Entertainment, Healthcare, Public sector and Non profit, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media and Sales

ETS Technical Selection Specialise in recruiting engineering and technical sales staff throughout the UK.

Next Ventures Large Enterprise Technology focused recruitment business delivering tailored recruitment services to clients and candidates globally

Media and Marketing

All Media Scotland Media jobs in Scotland defined as being in advertising, broadcasting, creative, digital, marketing, print and public relations.

@scottishmedia Twitter feed from the media industry in Scotland with links to job adverts.

The Drum Contains a wide variety of jobs in the marketing sector ranging from agency account handling to social media to data marketing analysis.

Retail

Retail Jobs In Scotland Dedicated to retail jobs in Scotland.

Retail Choice Variety of retail jobs in Scotland.

Jobs Retail Thousands of top retail recruiters and employers are available on this CV database.

Sport and Fitness

Leisure Jobs Search leisure jobs across UK, Europe, and Worldwide.

SportScotland Lead national agency for the development of sport and has a clear focus on building a world class sporting system for everyone in Scotland.

Leisure Opportunities This site offers leisure jobs, news and training information, it can be searched by sector, region and salary.

Travel and Tourism

Travel Job Search Scotland wide site for all vacancies in the travel industry.

Scottish Hospitality Jobs Scotland's only dedicated hospitality, catering and tourism jobs site.

Related Documents

Employability Online Resources

Useful Links

Jobs and Business Glasgow

Learn My Way

My World Of Work

National Careers Service

Planit

CVs and Application Forms

Get noticed by future employers with great CVs, cover letters and application forms.

Tips for created a CV

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a document you create to provide information about your suitability for employment. Employers often use CVs to screen applicants for interview, so it is important to have a CV that makes you stand out from the crowd.

Study the job description. Identify what the employer is looking for. How does your past experience relate to the job? Use short examples on your CV to demonstrate. Remember to tailor your CV for different job applications.

Never tell lies on your CV. If you are found out you could lose your job.

Keep it short enough to read quickly (max 2 pages A4) Use a clear, professional font e.g. arial 11. Check your spelling. Ask someone else to proofread your finished CV.

For CV examples and templates take a look at:

My World of Work Advice on writing a CV, CV builder and example CVs.
Jobs & Business Glasgow CV format plus hints and tips.
The Guardian CV templates to fit every stage of your career.
Planit Entry level CV example, hints and tips. (aimed at school leavers).

Tips for writing a cover letter

A cover letter gives you the chance to introduce yourself to an employer. It should be sent along with your application form so should not be a repeat of what you have already written.

For cover letter examples and layouts take a look at:

My World of Work Example cover letters and tips on how to layout your cover letter
Jobs & Business Glasgow Information on creating a cover letter
Planit Cover letter basics and cover letter builder (aimed at school leavers).

Tips for completing application forms

A job application form is your chance to show employers that you are a perfect fit for the job and worth inviting for interview. Not all application forms are the same so it is important to read the application form, any guidance notes and the job description carefully so you can identify what the employer is looking for.

Take note of the closing date and leave plenty of time to complete and submit the application form. For online applications use a Word document to type up your text and then copy into your online form.

Never tell lies on an application form as you could lose your job if found out.

Read over for spelling and grammar errors. Do not rely on spell check alone.

Ask someone to proofread it for you.

Photocopy or print form so that you can refer back to it if you are called for an interview

For more hints and tips on completing application forms take a look at:

Planit Application form guidelines, hints and tips. (aimed at school leavers).
My World of Work Tips on how to fill in an application form, researching an employer, sample answers etc.
Total Jobs Includes sample answers to competency based questions​​​​​

Related Documents

Employability Online Resources

Useful Links

GCF Learn Free Need a new job? Looking for new opportunities? With these tutorials you will learn the most effective strategies for approaching and conducting a job search. You will also explore the best methods for networking and searching for a job online, including using social media sites.

Learn My Way In this course you will learn how to search for jobs online. The course will cover how to find and apply for jobs online, as well as how to create and send a CV online and register for email updates for available jobs. It also covers how to use Universal Jobmatch.

Successful Interviews

Good preparation can help you perform well at interview

Find out about the employer. Look at the company website. Study the About Us section or any mission statements. Make sure you know what products and services they offer. Read the company’s annual report if one is available. You can find many companies’ reports including financial and director information on Mint UK. A read only version of MINT is available in all Glasgow Libraries (download version available at The Mitchell).

Has the company been in the news? Use ProQuest to research any newspaper or trade journal articles about your chosen company. ProQuest is available in all Glasgow Libraries or, remotely, from Research 24/7 with your library card number.

Follow your chosen company on social media (Facebook, Google+ and Twitter). Like or follow the company to get updates.

You may want to avoid mentioning any negative news stories unless it is such a big story that to avoid it would suggest you haven’t done any research. You can turn this on its head by commenting positively on how they responded to the challenge of the bad news.

Read the job description and know your CV or job application inside out.

Prepare answers to sample interview questions. Prepare questions to ask the employer

What are you going to wear? Dress appropriately.

Check the location and time of your interview. Plan your route in advance and leave plenty of time to get there.

Useful Links

My World of Work Different types of interviews, interview preparation, a tutorial on researching your employer and more.

National Careers Service​ Interview do’s and don’ts, sample questions and a pre-interview checklist.

Monster Interview preparation to post interview follow-up.

The Guardian Articles and videos. Titles include “How to master body language in an interview” and “How to use the STAR technique (video)”.

Totaljobs Everything from basic interview questions to body language.

The Guardian Dress to impress: what to wear for a job interview

Prospects Website aimed at students and graduates. Interview tests and more…

Jobs.ac.uk Interview tips section includes “Top Tips for Answering Competency Questions” and “10 Top Tips for Interview Presentations”.

Glassdoor Includes articles on “How to Explain Your Flaws during a Job Interview” and “How to Avoid Interview Blunders”.

GCF Learn Free Free Interviewing Tips tutorial

Learn My Way Learn how you should prepare for a job interview and how the internet can help.

Planit Competency-based interviews.

Useful Videos 

TARGETjobs Interview techniques and tips for graduates.

Monster UK & Ireland How to Ace a Job Interview playlist

The Interview Guys Fun videos covering all aspects of the interview process.

My World of Work What NOT to do in a job interview Words from the wise.

The Guardian How can I relax in job interviews?

Related Documents

Employability Online Resources

Training and Apprenticeships

In Scotland there are three different apprenticeship types:

Foundation Apprenticeships Get real work experience during your S5 and S6 years at school and receive a qualification at the end.

Modern Apprenticeships Earn, learn on the job and get a qualification at the end. Over 80 different types of Modern Apprenticeships are available.

Graduate Level Apprenticeships Work, earn and get a degree at the same time.

Don't know which apprenticeship to apply for? Use My World of Work's ‘my career options’ to find the job that’s right for you.

The process of applying for an apprenticeship is the same as applying for a job. Take a look at our CVs & Application Forms and Successful Interview pages for guidance.

Useful Links

Apprenticeships.scot Scotland wide vacancies.

Apprenticeships in Scotland Youth recruitment site.

Indeed Apprenticeships in Scotland section.

Myjobscotland Local authority apprenticeships.

My World of Work Guide to apprenticeships in Scotland. Use the ‘my career option’ to find the apprenticeship that’s right for you.

notgoingtouni.co.uk Lists vacancies. Includes an advice center, guides and articles

Glasgow Life Work Experience Opportunities Each year Glasgow Life provides numerous rewarding and supported opportunities for Internships, Work Placements and Modern Apprentices.

Accredited Qualifications Accredited qualifications, also known as regulated qualifications are those that are reviewed, recognised and monitored by the regulatory bodies in order to make sure that they meet specific criteria and quality standards.

City and Guilds City & Guilds is part of the City & Guilds Group – a group of five businesses all focused on giving individuals, businesses and economies the skills they need to progress.

SQA Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Online Resources

The Complete Business Reference Adviser (Cobra) contains details of professional and trade associations and skills and training organisations​. Cobra is available from Research 24/7 ​(library card number required if accessing remotely).

Related Documents

Supporting Employability - Online Resources

Advice Partners Calendar

Gorbals Business and Employability Hub

The Business & Employability Hub at Gorbals Library supports job seekers and new and growing businesses through

• business and employability information resources and book collections
• free Internet and wifi
• free computer access
• learning opportunities including Goals4Work
• signposting to advice and support organisations
• free workshops & drop in sessions

Workshop and Drop In Programme

January 2018 – March 2018

Goals4Work
Price: FREE
Time: Every Tuesday 2-4pm

A free tutor-led course which runs over 4 sessions. Includes creating a CV and job searches using Universal Jobmatch.

For more information call FREE on 0800 027 6402 or drop in to Gorbals Library.

Business Information Drop In 1:1
Price: FREE
Time: 12pm – 4pm

Wednesday 7th March 2018
Wednesday 21st March 2018

Business information drop in sessions are aimed at anyone thinking of becoming self-employed, starting a business and established businesses. Our specialist staff will guide you to information sources to help you research your business idea, start your business, research new markets, find new customers and protect your Intellectual Property.

No appointment required.

If you would like more information about 1:1’s please email ruth.hunter@glasgowlife.org.uk

Resources For Self-Employment And Business Start-Up
Price: FREE
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Wednesday 14th March 2018

This session is aimed at anyone thinking about starting a business or becoming self-employed. Attendees will be shown how to make use of specialist business information databases available through membership of Glasgow Libraries, including COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser), Mint UK and ProQuest.

Book by telephone: 0141 429 0949
In person at Gorbals Library
Online at Eventbrite

A Beginner’s Guide To Intellectual Property
Price: FREE
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Intellectual Property (IP) is protection for creativity and innovation. An understanding of IP and its protection is important for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, design, brand name, literary work or a song. This session will give you the knowledge to identify the IP assets contained within your business and how best to protect them. The session will cover the four main types of IP protection – copyright, patents, trademarks and designs.

Book by telephone: 0141 429 0949
In person at Gorbals Library
Online at Eventbrite

Jobs & Business Glasgow Taster Sessions
Introduction to working in Retail
Price: FREE
Date: 28th February 2018
Time: 12:00 - 2:30pm

Overview
The course is aimed at job seeking clients who are investigating the idea of a career in retail. It is particularly aimed at those with little or no experience of the sector and the subject is covered by class discussion, exercise tasks and group discussion.
Learning Objectives
• Identify Personal qualities that would be needed to work in Retail
• Identify and discuss various different roles within the retail sector
• To discuss the purpose of Job Descriptions and a Contract of Employment
• Gain insights into pay and conditions within retail, looking at National Minimum Wage rates as currently apply
• To identify the other rewards and benefits associated with working in this sector
• To identify good working practice within Retail sector with reference to industry leader
• Evaluate the importance of customer service/product knowledge in Retail
• Brand awareness and recognising your own brand

To book call Jobs & Business Glasgow’s Freephone Customer Services number 0300 123 2898

Introduction to working in Social Care
Price: FREE
Date: 28th March 2018
Time: 12:00 - 2:30pm

Overview
The course is aimed at job seeking clients who are considering a career in the Social Care sector. It is particularly aimed at those with little or no experience of the sector and the subject is covered by class discussion, exercise tasks and group discussion.

Learning Objectives
• Identify and discuss various different roles within the Care sector.
• Identify skills and qualities that would be needed to work in Care.
• Identify the responsibilities of confidentiality, dignity & respect.
• Discuss the realities of care work e.g. personal care, dealing with death.
• Identify the rewards and job satisfaction from working in this sector.
• Identify good working practice within Care sector.
• Identify routes into Care work. 

To book call Jobs & Business Glasgow’s Freephone Customer Services number 0300 123 2898

ESOL (English For Speakers Of Other Languages) Employability
Price: FREE

Location: Gorbals Library, 180 Crown Street, Glasgow, G5 9XD.
Dates: Every Friday. 19th January 2018 - 23rd March 2018
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Location: Govanhill Library, 170 Langside Road, Glasgow, G42 7JU
Dates: Every Tuesday. 16th January 2018 - 27th March 2018
Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

ESOL/employability course at Access 3 level and above.

Contact Victoria on 0141 357 6115 or vmchard@glasgowclyde.ac.uk to sign up .

SLIC - Scottish Library and Information Council

“This project is supported by the Scottish Government Public Library Improvement Fund which is administered through SLIC”.​

Young Entrepreneurs, Inventors and Creative Sparks

Welcome to the resource page for young entrepreneurs, inventors & creative sparks!

Got a question about starting a business or protection an idea?

Ask us: youngentrepreneur@glasgowlife.org.uk

Click here to watch talks by brilliant kids and teens from TED. Featuring scientists, inventors and musicians all under the age of 20!

Under 18? Interested in starting your own business? Take a look at the following factsheet from the Complete Business Reference Adviser (library card number required if accessing remotely)

Starting a Business While Under 18

Take a look at Self Employment and Micro Business Start Up for more information on starting a business. 

Useful Links

My World of Work - Be your own boss​ offers helpful tips on getting started, advice from entrepreneurs and sources of help and support.

Young Enterprise Scotland offers enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and development opportunities for young people across all of Scotland.

Bridge2Business offers a range of services to inspire, connect & support college students into business. Take a look at the heroes section for real life entrepreneurial stories.

Youth Business Scotland If you're a young person (18 - 30*) thinking about starting a business, The Prince's Trust, Youth Business Scotland can provide help, mentoring and funding to get you started

Entrepreneurial Scotland - The Saltire Programme We match high-potential undergraduates from Scottish universities with leading global and entrepreneurial companies, charities, social enterprises, and small and medium sized enterprises - from Glasgow to San Francisco to Singapore.

TeenBusiness Since 1999, TeenBusiness.com has been the only news and information portal for young entrepreneurs, investors, inventors and their parents/educators.

Protect Your Ideas

Did you know? If you create something original you can protect it. Watch this video from the Intellectual Property Office to find out how Intellectual Property works.​​​
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Intellectual Property Resources

Cracking Ideas Teachers, students and inventors: welcome to a world of cracking ideas – an expert insight into Intellectual Property (IP) and how to help you protect them.

USPTO Kids The page where innovation, excitement and inventions collide!

Respect for Trademarks This World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) site is aimed at young people ages 14 – 19 studying a range of subjects including business studies, media studies, psychology, law, art & design, this resource offers teachers innovative ways to educate about the importance of intellectual property rights for both consumers and creators of a wide range of products and services. Includes Interactive Logo Maker​.

Respect for Copyright​ The site (WIPO) contains a set of educational resources the purpose of which is to raise young people’s awareness about copyright. The resources have the concept of respect at their heart and seek to encourage students to explore the factors that inform individual behavior and personal morality, as well as looking beyond their own experiences to consider alternative points of view. The aim is to lead students through debate and discussion to a better understanding of creative activity and the links to intellectual property.

Your Own World of IP (WIPO publication)

Learn from the Past Create the Future: Inventions and Patents (WIPO publication)

Learn from the Past,Create the Future - The Arts and Copyright (WIPO publication)

Comics about patents, trademarks and copyright from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Click here to view WIPO's IP cartoon series.​ ​

Useful links for creative sparks

Behind the Noise Music and business education program for S4,S5 and S6 pupils in Glasgow Schools. Click here to view a short film about BTN

CitizensTheatre Drama classes for 4 -18 year olds

GMAC Film offers film related activities and workshops for 10-25 year olds

Impact Arts runs a variety of workshops for young people on visual arts, music, performance and digital work

Junior Conservatoire at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers courses on acting, music, dance drama, production and film.

Musicplus+ Delivers a mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre and supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative for 14-19 year olds interested in working in the music industry

Scottish Book Trust contains writing tips for teens, competitions and more

Scottish YouthTheatre Drama, Dance and Theatre Classes for Children and Young People ages 3 - 25

Sonic Pi Learn to code creatively by composing or performing music in an incredible range of styles from classical & jazz to EDM

Tron Theatre Skillshops and Youth Theatre classes

Useful links for Coders and Programmers

CoderDojo Scotland Learn programming skills with CoderDojo. Part of a global collaboration which provides free coding clubs for young people. Click here to find out to find out more about CoderDojo at Glasgow Libraries.

Resources

Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D

Code.org Create an account to save your progress and projects. Or just start coding - no account needed. All courses are available at no cost. Includes The Hour of Code.

Scratch Create stories, games, and animations

Thimble is an online code editor that makes it easy to create and publish your own web pages while learning HTML, CSS & JavaScript.

Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories

Useful links for Inventors

Visit YouTube: The NewINVENTIONS Playlist

BBC Made in Scotland A history of invention Great Scottish inventions from 1100 to 1997

Inventor Resource Read articles on inventing board games, eco-friendly devices, toys...

Lemelson-MIT Check out the resources section on this American website for information on historical inventions, howtoons, case studies, invention resources, inventor handbook, student & teacher guides.

Little Inventors takes children's invention ideas and makes them real (for 5-12 year olds).

Useful links for Scientists and Engineers

Watch 19 Super Cool Science Experiments For Kids And Adults on YouTube.

Glasgow ScienceCentre 3 floors packed with hundreds of interactive exhibits and experiences

Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland Our projects are designed to grow interest and spark enthusiasm in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects by encouraging young people to have a go at fun, hands-on activities and experiments. Includes resources for teachers.

The Royal Institution is an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Take a look at the Education page for games and activities to try at home (L'Oreal Young Scientist Centre).

Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame Scotland's engineering greats from Sir George Bruce (c1550-1625) to Craig Clark (b. 1973).​

SLIC - The Scottish Library and Information Council

“This project is supported by the Scottish Government Public Library Improvement Fund which is administered through SLIC”.​