Research shows that parents and carers are the biggest influence on a young person’s career decisions.

We have a dedicated section for parents and carers on My World of Work, that offers information to help those career conversations with your young person, understand skills in demand from employers, and suggests ways to explore the different routes and pathways that young people can take. 

There’s information on: 

  • Skills in demand and the industries in Scotland looking for them 
  • Understanding strengths, skills and interests and how to sell them to employers 
  • Making option choices at school 
  • Apprenticeships 
  • CVs, applications and interviews 
  • Applying for courses and funding 
  • Work experience and part-time jobs 
  • How to help your young person when they receive their results  

Return to our school services table for a comprehensive overview of the help on offer. 

My World of Work

Visit the parents and carers section on My World of Work to find out more about how we can help parents and carers to support their young people.

Find out more

CIAG services

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

Find out more