Category Archives: DYW

Career services update

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the closure of the school, Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but they are still there to help.

You can contact your school Careers Adviser Joseph Martin, for career information, advice and guidance on 07827 883140 or by emailing as well as visiting

Developing the Young Workforce Competition

The school recently ran a developing the young workforce and My World of Work Scotland competition where pupils were challenged to investigate different jobs and sectors and then produce a poster or slideshow that covered key points, such as: useful subjects, qualifications required, what the job is like and how much you could earn. Fantastic entries were submitted from various departments but the eventual winners were: S4 pupil Craig Young who researched working in a hospital; S2 pupils Terri Rodger and Mateusz Majewski who looked at being a furniture designer and aerospace engineer respectively; S5 pupil Calum Park who investigated what it’s like to work as a personal trainer, and finally Oliwia Marek, who looked into the hotel industry. Congratulations to all of the winners for their fantastic informative work.


As part of their SCQF Employability Award, a group of S5 pupils recently watched ‘Coach Carter’ to prepare for their “Building Employability Skills” Unit. The pupils also looked at different styles of leadership and the many links to the working world! This is part of the ongoing commitment by the school to develop the young workforce.


The school hosted another very successful careers events on Monday 17th February which was well-attended by S3-6 pupils and their families. Over fifty stall-holders from colleges, universities and employers were represented including JP Morgan, Police Scotland, MIYO Brand, and Strathclyde University alongside a selection of Braidhurst teaching staff. This was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to approach stall-holders and hold positive discussions regarding their plans and aspirations after school. The invaluable advice that each pupil received will aid them to find the right post-school destination.


The school’s My World of Work ambassadors: Olivia, Sharleen, Emily, and Rebecca, visited our three cluster primaries on Tuesday 4th February to deliver a fun employability workshop to each of the schools. Activities delivered by the ambassadors included: an ‘Animal Me’ quiz where pupils learnt about their personalities and what animal describes them best, a fun create your own toy task, and other activities which developed communication, problem-solving, and team-work skills.