My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service.

At school and right through to retirement, My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:

  • Subject Choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career.
  • Leaving School – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want.
  • Exam Results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps.
  • Preparing For A Job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews.
  • Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn? Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work.

Get the help you need for the career you want.

My World of Work is delivered by Skills Development Scotland, the national skills body which supports the people and businesses of Scotland.

 

Careers Advisers in School

Throughout your time at school, you’ll have to make some big decisions about your future and that’s where Skills Development Scotland’s Careers Advisers come in.

My name is Joan, and I am the Careers Adviser based in the school here to give you the careers support you need throughout your time with us. Through a combination of group sessions and one-to-one interviews, we can help you understand how your personality, interests and values are key to making the right career decisions.  We can also help you understand how to develop and use your talents and skills, explore where they could take you and identify who can help you with your career journey. All to help you plan for and manage your career.

To find out more about the support available either pop down to the careers room in the SMT corridor or you can book an appointment through the pupil portal on your chromebook.

 

Joan Duncan
Careers Adviser

Contact details:- joan.duncan@sds.co.uk

 

Careers Support after school

Skills Development Scotland Advisers are still available to talk to you about your options once you have left school.  SDS will continue to offer you support and information on what to do next, help you with job application forms, college applications, job hunting and CVs.  Appointments are available at the Careers Centre; 1-5 Church Street, Inverness. Call 01463 382 990 for more information.

 

Information for Parents and Carers

When it comes to making career decisions, you’re one of the first people your child will turn to for help.

Skills Development Scotland Scotland’s careers service and our Careers Advisers are available to support you and your child throughout their time at school.

You can get in touch with the Careers Advisers through the school or by emailing

Joan.Duncan@sds.co.uk

 

Useful links for Parents and Careers

 

Parental Webinars

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4YvCbmqHvLHHETgavKzSJFJckqS9uT_8

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/parents-carers

mykidscareer.com

 

Apprenticeships

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.

 

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