Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body and we deliver Scotland’s careers service in schools, in centres and online.

Careers services

Our careers advisers work in partnership with every state secondary school in Scotland, delivering career guidance to enable young people from S1-S6 to develop their Career Management Skills.

My World of Work is our award-winning online career information and advice service and is used by pupils throughout their time at school and beyond.

My Kid’s Career is our web service for parents and carers to help parents and carers support their children to make career decisions, guided by information on the future world of work.

Beyond school, our advisers operate from a network of high street SDS centres and community locations nationwide, offering expert career information, advice and guidance to customers of all ages.

The careers services we provide are shaped by the Scottish Government’s Career Information, Advice and Guidance Strategy and the recent refresh of the Youth Employment Strategy, which aligns with the recommendations of the Commission on Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce (DSYW). 

Our careers service empowers people to make their own learning and career decisions, based on the best available career intelligence, up-to-date knowledge of route and pathways and an understanding of their own strengths and interests.

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Our careers service explained

An introduction to the careers information, advice and guidance available from Skills Development Scotland throughout school and from our network of careers centres on high streets across the country.

Our careers service explained

An introduction to the careers information, advice and guidance available from Skills Development Scotland throughout school and from our network of careers centres on high streets across the country.

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