What You Need to Know About Visiting a Careers Adviser

If you’re wondering what the future looks like for you, you can chat through your options with a Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser for free!

Who can talk to a careers adviser?

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Careers Advisers work across Scotland and can support anyone, at any age, who is looking to get into work, change careers, improve their work skills, or start working again after a career break.

What can you talk about with a careers adviser?

There are exciting career opportunities out there for everyone, but sometimes you might need a hand thinking through what’s best for you and how to get there.

Skills Development Scotland’s friendly Careers Advisers can help you with that and give free information, advice and guidance on lots of things, such as:

  • Understanding your skills, strengths and interests
  • A range of career choices
  • Routes into careers including jobs, apprenticeships, volunteering, learning and training
  • Learning and training options
  • Making course and job applications
  • Creating a CV and doing interviews
  • Opportunities available in your local area
  • How to make a career plan
  • Building your skills and confidence

Where can you speak to a careers adviser?

  • In school. Your school office can give you details of where to find your school careers adviser
  • By calling the free national SDS helpline, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm on 0800 917 8000
  • At an SDS centre or local community venue near you. Visit My World of Work to find your nearest careers adviser and give them a call to make an appointment

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