Career Support from Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body. We deliver Scotland’s careers service and provide information, advice and guidance on career choices and the best routes to get you there.
Our careers advisers work in schools and centres across Scotland. Your SDS careers adviser is Louise Fowlie and you can get in touch with her through the school. She is in school on a Tuesday and a Thursday and based in the school library.
SDS are there for you throughout school, supporting you to get ready for what you’ll do when you leave. Some people think careers advisers are there to tell you what to do. Not true! And they won’t say ‘no’ or ‘you can’t’ either.
They will help you to think about what’s best for your future and the skills that you might need in a changing world of work. You can also continue to access support from our advisers when you leave school. We have centres locally in Peterhead, Inverurie and Aberdeen – find your nearest centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres.
My World of Work is your online career information and advice service. The site is designed to support you make decisions throughout school and beyond.
It includes key features such as:
- A personalised account which guides you through the site and what to look at
- Personality tools which give you career suggestions based on your skills, strengths and interests
- Help with subject choices including a tool which helps you understand what careers your choices could lead to
- A profile tool to record your personal achievements, useful for future CVs or course applications
- Routes into careers, including jobs, courses, apprenticeships and volunteering
- A CV builder and advice on applications and interviews
Further support from Skills Development Scotland
For information on Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships, including vacancies, please see apprenticeships.scot.
My Kid’s Career is a new website from SDS, designed for parents and carers. It provides information on jobs in demand, the routes into those careers and how to handle career conversations about those opportunities with your child at the times that matter. Find out more at mykidscareer.com.
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