To make big decisions about their careers, people need to understand what’s out there, and what’s right for them. And with the world changing fast, they need the skills to adapt to new jobs, circumstances and opportunities.

The web service My World of Work provides trustworthy, expert information and advice – free to access at any time, for people at any stage in their career.


My World of Work is designed to empower users to make informed, confident decisions about their future. The online service is built to complement the Career Management Skills framework, supporting the work we do in our centres and in schools across Scotland. Users can explore who they are and what jobs they’re best suited to. They can discover the opportunities they could tap into – from job profiles, vacancies and courses, to growth industries – and find out how to get there.

"All the guidance, hints and tips that took me months to gather is all here in one place."

Emma Godfrey

Building on success

More than half a million people are registered on My World of Work, and nine in ten are happy with the service. It’s an award-winning service which has been praised as a key resource for young people by Education Scotland. Indeed, it’s been so successful that other countries have asked to copy our model.

By working in partnership with industry and education, and drawing on the considerable expertise within SDS, we’ve been able to develop the service in response to user needs. We’ve created additional resources for parents and our partners. And we’ve brought My World of Work to life with interactive displays in the Glasgow Science Centre, Mareel in Shetland and a mobile unit.

The service will keep developing, so that we can continue to deliver the information people need to build the careers they want.

"I can honestly say My World of Work played a large part in my success in getting my first IT job."

David Kilgour

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Want to know what our users think of My World of Work? Read the user survey results.

Learn more about the career information, advice and guidance (CIAG) services we provide in schools and centres across the country.