My World of Work

 My World of Work


 

Skills Development Scotland


 

Applying for College and University

Use the course choice tool on My World of Work to search for options. It offers information on the latest college, university and training places in Scotland.

 Ready to apply for college?

 There’s a lot of competition for college courses, but My World of Work can help. You can find out how and when to apply, then follow the tips to make your application stand out from the crowd. Here are some pointers to get you started:

  1. Have a look at the five important things to find out here before you apply.
  2. Take a look at the tutorial for writing a personal statement.
  3. When completing your application form, take a look at mistakes to avoid.
  • If you have a college interview lined up, find out what to expect and how to impress

It’s also worth checking with the college (or colleges) you’re applying to and find out what their process is.

Visit myworldofwork.co.uk for more information.

Remember your Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser is on hand at school to talk to you about your options.

Ready to apply for university?

 From finding the right course to perfecting a UCAS personal statement, My World of Work can help you create a winning UCAS application.

If you’re filling in your UCAS application form, here are five things you need to double check:

  1. Your personal statement
  2. Spelling and grammar
  3. Your referee
  4. Your details
  5. Course choices

Visit myworldofwork.co.uk for more information.

Remember your Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser is on hand at school to talk to you about your options.

School leavers

Leaving school? So what’s next?

It may feel like a tough decision, but there are lots of options available to you:

 

Parents and carers

When it comes to making career decisions, you’re one of the first people your child will turn to for help.

Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s careers service and our Careers Advisers are available to support you and your child throughout their time at school.

You can get in touch with your Careers Adviser through the school.

Scotland’s careers website My World of Work is also packed with information to help you explore the routes your child could take for their career.

Pupils will use My World of Work with their SDS Careers Adviser at school as they build their Career Management Skills

You can find more information on how to support them in making important career decisions.

Visit myworldofwork.co.uk/parents for more information or contact your child’s school Careers Adviser.

Exam results – what next?

Whether you are waiting for your exam results to arrive or you already have them, Scotland’s careers service Skills Development Scotland is there to help you

My World of Work is packed with information to help you with your next steps.

There’s also loads of advice for parents and carers, including practical steps to support your child in the run up to results day and in the days after.

SDS’ Exam Results Helpline opens on results day on 0808 100 8000. Qualified SDS Careers Advisers will be there to discuss what’s right for you.

You can get information on UCAS Clearing, resits and appeals. You can also talk to us about other options, such as doing an Apprenticeship.

Visit myworldofwork.co.uk/examresults for more information.

Remember your Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser is on hand at school to talk to you about your options or drop in to one of our careers centres to get support and information on what to do next.

Social media

Here is a list of our social media channels which provides the latest content and related services from My World of Work and – ideal for pupils and parents.

If your school is using any of these channels, please follow us and share.

Facebook – @myworldofwork

facebook.com/myworldofwork

Twitter – @mywowscotland

twitter.com/mywowscotland

Instagram – @mywowscotland

instagram.com/mywowscotland

YouTube – My World of Work

youtube.com/user/myworldofwork

Twitter – @apprenticeships_scot

twitter.com/apprentice_scot

Instagram – @apprentice_scot

instagram.com/apprentice_scot

YouTube – Scottish Apprenticeships

youtube.com/channel/UCKEH9FdVLyMYKI2c4pNqjPA

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