Work Experience can be arranged for part of a day, a longer period of time or as part of a child’s timetable. The Guidance team can organise this with you and the child, and the pupils can gain an SQA Work Placement qualification. If your child might benefit from this, please contact the Guidance teacher and they can discuss which placement would best support your child.
All pupils have their own log-in to Work-It, so pupils and their parents can look at the possible placements.
Pupils (and parents) can meet with the Careers Adviser in school. Please contact Skills Development Scotland directly or the Guidance teacher.
There are also opportunities to volunteer, within school and within the community. These pupils can earn Saltire Awards for their volunteering.
The Guidance team are often contacted by local businesses who have an opportunity that may suit a school pupil or school leaver. Guidance teachers track all pupils’ career aspirations to help ensure pupils are choosing the right subjects for their path and have access to the best supports.
Work opportunities are advertised on the school’s DYW noticeboard, read out in the Daily Notices and shared on the Guidance@KGS Twitter page and the school website.
My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service.
At school and right through to retirement, ‘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 onto 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