Skills Development Scotland (SDS) deliver Scotland’s Career Service. They provide both face-to-face and online support to individuals of all ages in developing their career management and employability skills. They help Scotland’s future workforce to be equipped with the knowledge and expertise to flourish in the ever-changing labour market.
Young ones achieving their potential relies on Careers Professionals supporting individuals to make informed choices which help them take advantage of opportunities in the labour market.
SDS have at least one dedicated careers advisor working in every secondary school in Scotland. Every child in Scotland is entitled to support from SDS. In 2017/2018, 238,000 secondary-school pupils had face-to-face support from a careers advisor.
SDS services include:
*Exam Results Helpline: Careers advisers answer questions from candidates, parents and carers, including what to do if they hadn’t got the results they wanted, how UCAS Clearing worked and what the exam certificate meant.
*Next Steps Service
*My World of Work
My World of Work empowers users to make informed decisions about their future and helps them to:
– Find the Career that’s right for them
– Find a Course, Training or Volunteering Opportunity
– Get help with funding for Training
– Search for a Job
– Build a CV and Practise for Interviews