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Skills Development Scotland offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland.

Throughout your time at school you’ll have to make some big decisions about your future.

Ailsa Morgan, Careers Coach, is based in the school to give you the careers support you need.  Through a combination of group sessions, one-to-one interviews and drop in clinics Ailsa and her colleagues will help you understand how your personality, interests and values are key to making the right career decisions.  Careers support can also help you understand how to develop and use your talents and skills, explore where they could take you, and identify who can help you along on your career journey.

Ailsa is in school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays and is based in the careers interview room in the library.  Appointments can be requested through your Pupil Support Leader or booked directly by email or phone;

ailsa.morgan@sds.co.uk

0794 659 5260

A Lunchtime Clinic is held on Tuesdays between 1pm and 1.45pm, where you can drop-in without an appointment to speak to Ailsa with any questions or queries.

SDS Edinburgh also has its own Facebook page. The page advertises local Modern Apprenticeships, explains Skills Development Scotland’s services in and out of school, Careers Events and has useful links to our My World of Work web service.  Please ‘like’ the page and browse the content. The link is as follows: www.facebook.com/SDSEdinburgh

Vacancies and training opportunities for school leavers are advertised on The Edinburgh Guarantee Website http://theedinburghguarantee.co.uk/ and you can register on this site for job alerts.

My World of Work

My World of Work is Scotland’s online careers information and advice service – offering tools to help you choose a career. You’ll also find information and advice on topics like CVs and interviews, learning and training, job vacancies and apprenticeships. If you’re a parent, there’s advice on how to support your child as they make career decisions. To find out more go to myworldofwork.co.uk, follow @mywowscotland on Twitter or My World of Work on Facebook.

Apprenticeships.scot

Apprenticeships have changed, with more than 80 different types covering hundreds of jobs. With a Modern Apprenticeship you get a job, get paid and get qualified – in some roles right up to degree level. No wonder more than 25,000 people choose a Modern Apprenticeship every year. Want to know more? At apprenticeships.scot you can search for apprenticeships, apply for apprenticeship jobs and find out more about the different levels of qualifications. You can also check out Foundation Apprenticeships which help you kick-start your career before you even leave school. Go to apprenticeships.scot and follow @apprentice_scot.

Digital World

Careers in digital technologies offer endless possibilities and opportunities. Scotland’s digital technologies sector needs lots more people like you right now and in the future. Digital World provides information on tech careers in Scotland, ways to get in and where to study. Be inspired…find out more by visiting digitalworld.net, and follow @DigitalWorldHQ or Digital World on Facebook.