Making it in music

Let’s be honest – how many people do you meet that say they want to be a musician, a pop star or a rock star, and how many actually make it? Shows like The X Factor make the music business seem so straight forward, but the reality of making it in music is much tougher […]

ON THE JOB: Master chef, Australia

Leaving school is a daunting prospect for anyone, especially if you don’t have a job or further education options lined up. From the east end of Glasgow to the north east of Australia, Alastair Waddell has turned a part-time pub job into an exotic flourishing career in the kitchen. An award-winning Executive Chef at one of […]

Kenny Boyle: Centre Stage

It’s easy to forget in a celebrity-mad world that there are amazing people who are still up and coming on the acting scene – and set to make a huge impression. Kenny Boyle, co-founder of the Sonic Boom Theatre Company, is one of Scotland’s rising stars. Having set up a theatre company fresh out of […]

DREAM JOB: Fashion Reporter

Ruairidh Pritchard (pictured right) graduated with a BA in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2011, and now works for SHOP Magazine, the luxury shopping and travel guide published by Global Blue (ww.globalblue.com), covering over 50 destinations worldwide with a readership of over 4 million, making them the world’s largest publisher of free distribution shopping […]

A tea-rrific business idea…

When bubble tea arrived in London from Taiwan, Britain’s capital was instantly hooked. Never one to miss an opportunity, last autumn, May Gem Tan and her brother Liam brought the refreshment north of the border to Glasgow. Laura Redpath caught up with May Gem, 25, to find out how she got her city centre-based business running, and what it is […]

Tasting chocolate for a living? Someone’s got to do it…

Brandt Maybury has got the ultimate dream job, spending his nine to five as a taste specialist for organic chocolate company Green & Black’s. The former chef told us all about his delicious career… What does your job as a taste specialist involve? While there are some days that I do have to eat chocolate, it’s actually quite […]

Working at Glasgow 2014

Hannah Thomson speaks with one young graduate working behind the scenes at Glasgow 2014. With just 174 days to go until the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow’s already gearing up for what is set to be one of the most memorable events in Scottish history. Around 2.3 million tickets were requested for the Games with only one […]

The all-singing, all-dancing medical student

We all dream of having the full package – angelic singer, graceful dancer and sought-after actor… And for some, this is a reality. Vicki Robertson, 21, originally from Ladybank in Fife has just been cast as Sandy in Grease, which will be showing at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre this April. Not only has she got the […]

The recipe for success

The prospect of heading out into the big, bad working world is daunting – but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring your options. Bagging your dream job may seem impossible, especially if you don’t know what that is yet. But it is possible. All you need is the right amount of determination, work ethic, and, […]