No matter what age you are or what stage you’re at in your career, the SDS careers team are here to help you.

SDS careers centres are open on high streets across Scotland, with many of our expert careers advice team also working at local community venues.

We support all our customers to develop lifelong Career Management Skills to ensure you can explore your career options and decide what the right route is for you.

Services include:

  • Career information, advice and guidance
  • One-to-one coaching
  • Advice on apprenticeships
  • Careers support for parents & carers
  • Career events
  • Help with CVs, application forms and
       interview prep 
  • Information about funding
  • Labour Market Information
  • Information on and links to local employers
  • Access to Scotland’s careers website
       My World of Work

For those moving on from school who may need some additional support to find the right career opportunity for them, our Next Steps service is on offer.

This involves young people having regular contact with the SDS team at their local centre until they reach their goal of further or higher education, training or a job.

Those who have a care experienced background will be supported up to the age of 26 as part of Next Steps, in line with our commitment as a Corporate Parent.

What's on offer in our careers centres

Help to get ready for the world of work

The world of work can be confusing – SDS Advisers can help you find your way to the career that is best for you

Access to PCs for job searches

Access Scotland’s careers website, My World of Work and search for opportunities using our centre PCs – SDS Advisers are always on hand to support you

Information and links to local employers

No one knows employers better than us and we can provide information on the skills that local employers are looking for and the types of opportunities that are available in your area

Labour Market Information

We have a wide range of information on what the labour market looks like both now and in the future to help you make the right career decisions

Work with other partners

SDS works with partners to make sure you get all the support you need to manage your career choices

Support for parents and carers

Help and advice on how to support your child with their career choices and support for you to manage your own career

Information about funding

We can give you information on financial support which may be available whatever career pathway you choose

Online career information and advice

My World of Work is Scotland’s careers website. It helps you explore your career, skills and learning opportunities from school right through your working life. It’s packed full of tools and advice to help you on your career journey

Help with CVs and application forms

SDS Advisers are always available to help your complete application forms and prepare for interviews. Scotland’s careers website, My World of Work has a CV Builder tool and advice on interview preparation

Career events

We regularly hold career events in our centres to help you increase your employment skills, confidence and awareness of local opportunities

Individual careers advice and guidance

SDS centres are open across Scotland and our SDS Advisers also work at local community venues, we take a coaching approach to help you decide on the right career path for you

Access to apprenticeship opportunities

To find out all about Scottish Apprenticeships and to search and apply for vacancies, visit apprenticeships.scot

Career Information Advice and Guidance for people of all ages

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Help to get ready for the world of work

The world of work can be confusing – SDS Advisers can help you find your way to the career that is best for you

Access to PCs for job searches

Access Scotland’s careers website, My World of Work and search for opportunities using our centre PCs – SDS Advisers are always on hand to support you

Information and links to local employers

No one knows employers better than us and we can provide information on the skills that local employers are looking for and the types of opportunities that are available in your area

Labour Market Information

We have a wide range of information on what the labour market looks like both now and in the future to help you make the right career decisions

Work with other partners

SDS works with partners to make sure you get all the support you need to manage your career choices

Support for parents and carers

Help and advice on how to support your child with their career choices and support for you to manage your own career

Information about funding

We can give you information on financial support which may be available whatever career pathway you choose

Online career information and advice

My World of Work is Scotland’s careers website. It helps you explore your career, skills and learning opportunities from school right through your working life. It’s packed full of tools and advice to help you on your career journey

Help with CVs and application forms

SDS Advisers are always available to help your complete application forms and prepare for interviews. Scotland’s careers website, My World of Work has a CV Builder tool and advice on interview preparation

Career events

We regularly hold career events in our centres to help you increase your employment skills, confidence and awareness of local opportunities

Individual careers advice and guidance

SDS centres are open across Scotland and our SDS Advisers also work at local community venues, we take a coaching approach to help you decide on the right career path for you

Access to apprenticeship opportunities

To find out all about Scottish Apprenticeships and to search and apply for vacancies, visit apprenticeships.scot

Help to get ready for the world of work

Access to PCs for job searches

Information and links to local employers

Labour Market Information

Work with other partners

Support for parents and carers

Information about funding

Online career information and advice

Help with CVs and application forms

Career events

Individual careers advice and guidance

Access to apprenticeship opportunities