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Skills Development Scotland

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 Career Adviser

Your school careers adviser is Phyllis McCann and you can get in touch with her via email: phyllis.mccann@sds.co.uk or via the school contact number or book an appointment by completing the form below.

Phyllis McCann Career adviser
Phyllis McCann

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

Phyllis 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.  

Beyond school, our advisers operate from a network of SDS centres and community locations nationwide, offering expert support to customers of all ages. You can find your nearest centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres.   

Find out more about our services at skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk.   

Request a Meeting with you Career Adviser

Complete the form below to request a meeting with Phyllis McCann.

My World of Work

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My World of Work is your online career information and advice service and it’s packed full of activities and tools to help you confidently make the best decisions for you.   

There’s lots to do and explore and the more you tell the site about yourself, the more career ideas you’ll get just for you.  

  • Follow your ‘to do’ list which guides you through the site as you go through school   
  • Find out about yourself with About Me, Strengths and Skills  
  • Explore career suggestions matched to your personality   
  • Learn about routes into careers such as courses, training and apprenticeships   
  • Discover where your subject choices could take you   
  • Record and understand your skills and achievements   
  • Get help with CVs, applications and interviews  

Register today for an account or log-in. Keep using the site as you go through school.  

Discover and explore at myworldofwork.co.uk.  

Support for parents and carers 

Everyone wants their child to have a happy and successful future. And research shows that as a parent or carer you have the biggest influence on your child’s career decisions.   

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My Kid’s Career offers advice to help you give your child the support they need including:  

  • Jobs in demand – find out where the biggest job opportunities are in Scotland, now and in the future  
  • Routes and pathways – discover the different routes into those careers  
  • Career discussions – get hints and tips on speaking to your child about opportunities at the times that matter  

Smart choices, bright futures at mykidscareer.com.  


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Apprenticeships.scot is your one-stop shop for apprenticeships. You can find out how to build the experience and skills that employers want to see. And you can search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies across Scotland in a wide range of industries.   

No matter what stage you’re at, apprenticeships can help you get set for a bright future. And now, there are more ways than ever to get involved.  

  • Foundation Apprenticeships: kick start your career while you’re still at school  
  • Modern Apprenticeships:  work, learn and earn and get the skills you need  
  • Graduate apprenticeships: get a job, get paid and get a degree at the same time  

Visit apprenticeships.scot to find the right apprenticeship for you.  

Digital World 

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Digital World promotes the skills and training needed to work in Scotland’s tech sector. Through case studies, and online learning tools, the site aims to inspire school pupils to become digital humans, people who are able to challenge convention and make a real difference in the world through technology and creativity.  

Visit www.digitalworld.net to find out more!  

Career Opportunities

RoleDetailsContact Information
Modern and Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of job roles are updated on this website everyday..Go on to apprenticeships.scot regularly to keep you up to date with current Modern and Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities.Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships
My World of Work Job Hub - Sign In or Register on the website to create an account.The My World of Work Job Hub brings together immediate job opportunities from employers across Scotland in line with Scottish Government advice on Coronavirus.My World of Work Job Hub
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde : Opportunities in Life Sciences; Engineering / Electronic; Procurement; Pharmacy Services; Business AdministrationUp Coming Modern Apprentice vacancies - log on to the website for further information and updates.NHS GGC
Department of Work and Pensions - New Website - 'Find a Job'.Significant demand for; healthcare assistants; social care workers; delivery drivers; warehouse workers and retail workers - many require Drivers and most will provide Training.Find a Job
My Job ScotlandScotland's job website for the public and third sectorMy Job Scotland
Apprenticeships in ScotlandModern Apprenticeship and training opportunities in ScotlandApprenticeships in Scotland
Good MovesCharity and Voluntary Sector Recruitment website.Good Moves
South Lanarkshire Council Covid 19 Job SearchVacancies in South Lanarkshire : Copy this link into your URLSouth Lanarkshire Council
Routes to Work South Varies vacancies in South LanarkshireRoutes to Work South
Indeed.co.ukVacancies locally and nationally.Indeed Recruitment
SCVO – Community Jobs in ScotlandCommuting Jobs Scotland – vacancies for up to 1 year for 16 – 24 years, for local community jobs.SCVO
Individual Training AccountsFunding towards training to help gain employment. If you are not in full-time education i.e. have left school and unemployed or working part-time.Learn & Train: Funding
Not going to Universityinformation if not going to universitywww.notgoingtouni.co.uk
Young ScotInformation and support to young people.www.youngscotextra.org.uk
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