Skills Development Scotland (Careers)

Careers services @ Port Glasgow High School

My name is Nicol Rhodes (School Careers Adviser) and I have been the resident Careers Adviser for the past 5 academic terms. My role is to help your child develop their career management skills and guide them towards a positive destination, whether they plan to leave school in S4, S5 or S6.
A lot of pupils receive regular careers interviews, PSE talks, and guidance, and they can also self-refer at anytime to the school Careers Service.
We are encouraging all pupils to register with the award winning careers website My World of Work. This website has lots of functions on it to help pupils plan their career journeys.

In addition, I will be attending parents nights (S4/ S5 and S6) to ensure all pupils & parents are fully aware of the range of support services that Skills Development Scotland offer.
Please contact me on (01475) 715200 and ask for careers office at the school or alternatively email:


Skills Development Scotland can help you!!

We can support you to:

• develop effective Career Management Skills (CMS)

• make well informed, realistic career decisions

• widen your career horizons and challenge your thinking about career options

• locate and apply for alternative opportunities

• review progress in achieving your career aims. We have resources which can help you:

• research careers, job vacancies, learning and training opportunities

• explore appropriate funding

• investigate trends and changes in the labour market.

We can offer practical assistance in:

• making decisions and how to implement change

• identifying your current skills, expertise and strengths

• applying for new work, training or learning opportunities

• developing a CV

• completing application forms

• preparing for interviews.

My World of Work:

• My World of Work can help you explore your options and make the best decisions for your future. It is packed with useful features and advice to help you for whatever stage you are at.

• Register and log on at

• For help using My World of Work, please call us on 0800 917 8000. Opening hours for calls are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday or simply speak to the School Careers Adviser (Nicol Rhodes) on site within school.

Skills Development Scotland – what we do.

Across Scotland, we support individuals to build their career management, work-based and employability skills, throughout their career journey, from school, into further learning opportunities and employment.

We are able to use skills intelligence to help inform the decisions of people across Scotland, at all stages of their careers, so that they are well-placed to take up the opportunities arising within the economy.

We target delivery of this support to those who need it most, ensuring all individuals are enabled to achieve their full potential. We work with employers and employer groups on a national, sectoral, regional, local and individual basis; supporting them to recognise and articulate their current and future skills needs, and to engage with the skills system to help ensure it better meets those needs in the short, medium and longer term.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body and we deliver Scotland’s careers service in schools, in centres, and online.

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