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For parents/carers

Support for parents and carers

Helping you and your child
with career decisions

The world of work is changing

And through our careers advisers and online services you can trust us to provide the very latest career information, advice and guidance.

Learn about the jobs in demand

Get support with career conversations

Discover routes into jobs

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of parents and carers say they’re satisfied with the career advice.

We’re here to help

Research shows you have the greatest influence on your child's career decisions. So, you need to keep up-to-date.

That's where we come in. We support your child at school and beyond. And our support extends to you too. Read on to find out more.

Where you'll find us

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In schools

Careers advisers work with your child in group sessions, from P7-S1 transition onwards and individually, such as at subject choice time. Your child can make an appointment if they feel they need further support, and you can come too.

Get in touch with your child’s school to find out more.

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In centres

Our careers service doesn’t stop once your child has left school. We can still help. You, or your child, can find careers support in Skills Development Scotland centres across the country.

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My Kid’s Career

Our website My Kid’s Career can help you understand the current and future jobs in demand, and where the biggest opportunities will be.

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My World of Work

Your child has access to My World of Work, our online service that offers the latest personalised career information and advice. There’s lots of information on there to support you too.

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