Careers help in school
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.
Your SDS Careers Adviser is Mrs K. Macdonald . Her days in school are Monday, Thursday and Friday, and you can find her in the DYW room 2.4.
You will be notified of your appointment times through your school email, Google Classroom and morning bulletin.
If you want to request an appointment, please talk to your Pupil Support Pastoral Teacher, or come to the lunchtime drop in on Monday & Friday.
Careers advisers are here 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
S1 Jobs – School Leavers’ Guide
Information and advice on your options after school – School Leavers’ Guide
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 myworldofwork.co.uk/centres 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 apprenticeships.scot 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 apprenticeships.scot and follow @apprentice_scot.
Indeed enables you to search jobs posted on thousands of websites. Employers also post jobs directly on Indeed. Go to indeed.co.uk/jobs-in-aberdeen to see the latest local jobs.
Search jobs in Scotland: scotjobsnet