In partnership with every state secondary school in Scotland, our careers advisers deliver career guidance to enable young people from S1-S6 to develop their Career Management Skills.
Skills Development Scotland is here to help you understand the world of work and to develop your career management skills as you move through school. We do this through our online service, My World of Work, and our careers advisers in school, Lesley Forrester and Gail Sinclair and they split pupils by guidance groups. Careers advisers will help you find out about yourself, your strengths and skills, assist you make subject choices, discuss different careers and how to research them and encourage you to think about developing the types of skills which would be useful in a job. They also explore routes into careers including different kinds of apprenticeships, how to develop and build your networks and support you to create CVs, make applications and apply for courses.
Each year, all pupils in S1-4 receive a group session, all S3 pupils receive a subject choice interview and we offer a targeted service for S4-S6 individual interviews. However, all pupils can self-refer, refer through guidance or drop in to the daily lunchtime clinic sessions, every day except Wednesday.
Parents and pupils can also contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or via their guidance teacher.
We understand this is an uncertain time due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) but we’re still here to support pupils when they’re not in school and can be contacted in the usual way.
Skills Development Scotland is an all age guidance service so we are here to help everyone and you can speak to one of our advisers by calling 0800 917 8000, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm or you can also use our live chat on the my world of work website.