Creative Careers

Journeys to a Dream Job


These one-off sessions aim to share with secondary school pupils the journeys many of our team at the National Theatre of Scotland have taken to get to where they are today, with many taking what could be seen as an unconventional route, picking up a raft of transferable skills along the way.

After a tour of our headquarters, a selection of National Theatre of Scotland staff will share their career journeys with pupils in a fast-fired fun presentation sharing failures and successes and all the learning in between. After this, pupils will take part in a practical workshop exploring how best to present “The best version of me” before working together to create their own mini presentations to each other. There will also be opportunities to ask our team any questions.

We are passionate about working in the creative industries and as such, are keen to make the next generation of creatives aware of the opportunities there are. We know that the arts can be a fantastic tool to create confident, ambitious, creative thinkers in any workforce, and we hope to communicate this in these sessions.

Book a place for your school

Please fill in the booking form (Opens PDF, 169KB) and return it to Gillian Gourlay, Learning and Outreach Manager on


We are also able to offer a limited number of condensed versions of our Journeys to a Dream Job AND Theatre Insights sessions in your school, opening the opportunity to those outwith the central belt.

To discuss this option, please contact Gillian Gourlay Learning and Outreach manager direct on

Dates will be dependent on location and staff availability; however we will do our best to meet the needs of those schools further afield.