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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body and we deliver Scotland’s careers service.

Our careers advisers deliver career information, advice and guidance in your school to pupils from S1-S6.
We are there to help you understand the world of work and to develop the Career Management Skills you need as you move through school.

Your school careers adviser is Lisa Dunn and you can get in touch with her 








You might meet them with your class at a group activity, at a careers event or at a one-to-one appointment.  

Lisa might speak to you about: 

• Finding out about yourself, your strengths and skills 
• Making subject choices 
• Different types of careers and how to research them 
• Developing the types of skills that are useful in a job 
• Routes into careers, including apprenticeships 
• Building and developing your networks 
• Creating CVs 
• Making applications and applying for courses 

The work of SDS careers advisers is supported by My World of Work, our online service. 

Find out more about our services at

Casual Meeting

My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:

  • Subject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career

  • Leaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want

  • Exam results – straight into a job or on to further learning? Whatever your grades, find help in planning your next steps

  • Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews

  • Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn? Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work, using

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