Careers Information

Careers help in school

Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s careers service.

Our qualified Careers Advisers work in schools and our careers centres across the whole of Scotland.

Your SDS Careers Advisers are Maria Smith (Careers Adviser), and Jane Gibson (Careers Adviser)  and you can get in touch with them through the school. Either speak to your Guidance Teacher or call in to speak to them to them in the library office or partnership room in school where they are based.


My World of Work

My World of Work is Scotland’s careers website. It helps you explore your career, skills and learning opportunities from school right through your working life.

My World of Work helps you personalise your career journey and offers career information, advice and tools such as:

  • My career options – A great place to get started on the website by learning more about yourself, exploring your options and finding the career that’s right for you
  • Learn and train – Your guide to training and studying – from college, uni and apprenticeships to volunteering, picking the right course and funding
  • Getting a job – This helps you find and apply for jobs. There’s also a tool to help you create the perfect CV and advice on how to have a great interview
  • Parents – Support to help parents and carers spark ideas for your child’s career, and explore the routes they could take.

Use the site regularly as you go through school. The more you tell it about yourself, the more great careers ideas you’ll get for you.

Remember your Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser is available at school to talk to you about your options. If you have already left school, drop into one of our careers centres to get support and information on what to do next. Go to to find your local careers centre.

Apprenticeships have changed, with more than 80 different types covering hundreds of jobs. With a Modern Apprenticeship you get a job, get paid and get qualified – in some roles right up to degree level. No wonder more than 25,000 people choose a Modern Apprenticeship every year.

Want to know more? At you can search for apprenticeships, apply for apprenticeship jobs and find out more about the different levels of qualifications.

You can also check out Foundation Apprenticeships which help you kick-start your career before you even leave school. Go to and follow @apprentice_scot.



Indeed enables you to search jobs posted on thousands of websites. Employers also post jobs directly on Indeed. Go to to see the latest local jobs.



Search jobs in Scotland: scotjobsnet




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