This issue of EiS features the theme of 'Careers in science' and aims to help readers incorporate information about taking up careers in science and science education fields into their science lessons. As well as the usual comprehensive roundup of news in the science teaching and support arena, there is an article on the importance of science at primary school level, updates from ASE groups, news and information for technicians and a piece on the value of volunteering for ASE activities for practitioners' professional development.