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In an ever-changing world of work, there are lots of options to consider and choices to be made – which is where careers services from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) come in.

Whether you know exactly where you’re heading or you need a little bit of help to find your path, SDS is here to support you.


Scotland’s world-leading approach to career services, with support available from professionally qualified careers advisers in schools, high street centres and online, features in a new national advertising campaign.

The TV and radio adverts showcase SDS’s support for people of all ages at any stage in their career and lets people across Scotland know where to find that help.

In a constantly changing world of work, SDS’s expert advisers use the latest in labour market intelligence to help guide people to explore opportunities that match their skills, strengths and experience.

The campaign focuses on career journeys and the fact that there are choices to make throughout your life.

Plan your path

SDS’s qualified advisers and online support can help you plan your path developing the career management skills you need to make informed decisions about your future.

SDS has careers advisers working from 63 high street centres, 280 community venues, 359 secondary schools and 80 specialist education establishments across Scotland.

19 year old Latasha Mein sought out SDS’s support to help her reach her goal of becoming a social worker while still at school in Shetland.

She said: “Working with SDS has helped me to become more confident and to make informed decisions about what to do next to further my career.”

For 17 year old Charlotte Harley from Falkirk, building confidence has been key to her work with her careers adviser.

She said: “The careers centre is amazing, and they help you with whatever you want to do."

Support and ideas

Girvan Academy in South Ayrshire is just one of the schools in Scotland embedding SDS’s careers web service My World of Work into the curriculum to support career learning in the classroom.

Depute Head at Girvan Academy Joanne Frew said: “SDS are there to call on for support and ideas when you need it too, and it’s all for free.

“I honestly can’t recommend My World of Work enough to other schools.”

And our help extends to parents, carers and teachers too.

More information

Find out more about the support on offer from SDS.

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