Pollok residents to benefit from changes to the career service
Skills Development Scotland (SDS), the organisation that delivers the national career service, is changing location in Pollok as part of a drive to help more people through partnership working in community venues.
SDS is moving to a new venue in the Greater Pollok Community Hub at 27 Brockburn Road, which is also home to SWAMP (Greater Pollok Community Development Trust). As part of the change, the team will move out of the careers centre at The Wedge on Wednesday 14 February.
National skills body SDS offers free, impartial career information, advice and guidance in secondary schools and for people of all ages across Scotland.
Sharon Kelly, SDS Head of Operations West explains: “Our team in Pollok will continue to provide professionally qualified careers advice in our new shared space in the Greater Pollok Community Hub alongside our partners from Greater Pollok Community Development Trust.
“The hub is a modern and accessible location for our customers and just a short distance away from our current base. We’re excited at the prospect of continuing to deliver exceptional levels of service to residents in Pollok and the surrounding area.
We are very excited to be working alongside Greater Pollok Community Development Trust, to further extend our service accessibility to more people in and around Pollok.
SDS Head of Operations West
“We’ll be up and running there from Monday 19 February and people will be able to meet with our advisers by appointment Monday to Friday.
“Customers also have the option to access our services at the Russell Institute in Paisley or in Glasgow’s George Square if that suits them better.”
Andy Peline, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Pollok Community Development Trust, said: “Having Skills Development Scotland based within the community hub will make such a difference to many people living within the community and beyond.
“It will contribute to the charity’s aim of providing a truly holistic service that meets the needs of disadvantaged people by bringing a range of services together, including SDS, to better support the community.”
SDS advisers work across the country supporting anyone looking to get into work, change career, upskill or reskill, or re-join the workforce after a career break.
Customers can contact the local SDS team on 0141 429 1999, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am-5pm and Wednesday 10.30am-5pm.