For advice, support and relevant contact information, SDS have created a page of FAQ’s on their website:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as well as visiting
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.
📸 Some snaps from the Careers Event 2020 this evening!
— Braidhurst DYW (@Braidhurst_DYW) February 17, 2020
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.
The school is hosting another, not-to-be-missed, careers event for S3-S6 pupils and their parents/carers. The fayre will take place on Monday 17th February and runs from 4pm till 6pm. This event was a huge success last year with a wide range of employers and providers in attendance sharing valuable careers information to our pupils. The school’s developing the young workforce programme endeavours to support the aspirations of our pupils and encourages them to achieve excellence as they embark on their post-school destinations. Mark it in your diary and please come along.
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The University of Glasgow recently visited the school on Wednesday 30th October to deliver their Early Secondary Programme to our S1-S3 pupils in the assembly hall. Pupils participated in a series of workshops geared to get them thinking about their future employment and helping them to make informed subject choices to ensure they all reach positive post school destinations.
Former pupil Tam Cowan visited the school last week on Friday 1st November to be interviewed by our budding S6 journalist Jay Blakeway. Tam happily answered all of Jay’s questions about his career as a writer and presenter whilst also offering some invaluable advice about the industry and how to break into it. Tam and Jay were pictured in-front of the school’s fantastic developing the young workforce wall display in the school foyer.