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S2 Subject Choice meetings with Skills Development Scotland

As a parent/guardian of a pupil who is about to make an important career decision around subject choice, you may have many questions and be unsure about the help that is available to your child to help them make the right choices.

In line with the Scottish Government’s commitment to develop Scotland’s Young Workforce, your school’s Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Careers Adviser, Kirsty Byrne, will be arranging to see your child over the coming weeks to discuss their subject choice plans.  This will take place in the school and aims to offer S2 pupils support, guidance and information prior to making their subject choices for S3.

Further information can be found here:

Careers support in school

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body and we deliver Scotland’s careers service.  

Our careers advisers deliver career information, advice and guidance in your school to pupils from S1-S6.   

We are there to help you understand the world of work and to develop the Career Management Skills you need as you move through school.   

Your school careers adviser is Kirsty Byrne and you can get in touch with her in the school library on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.

You might meet Kirsty with your class at a group activity, at a careers event or at a one-to-one appointment.   

Your careers adviser might speak to you about:  

  • Finding out about yourself, your strengths and skills 
  • Making subject choices 
  • Different types of careers and how to research them 
  • Developing the types of skills that are useful in a job 
  • Routes into careers, including apprenticeships 
  • Building and developing your networks 
  • Creating CVs 
  • Making applications and applying for courses 

The work of SDS careers advisers is supported by My World of Work, our online service.  

Beyond school, our advisers operate from a network of SDS centres and community locations nationwide, offering expert support to customers of all ages. You can find your nearest centre at   

Find out more about our services at   

Exam Results Help

Skills Development Scotland’s free exam results helpline is available from results day until August 15 and is open to all young people and their families seeking careers advice.

It will be open from 8am until 8pm on 7 and 8 August and from 9am until 5pm from 9 until 15 August. The number to call is 0808 100 8000.



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Vacancies updated 2.5.18


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Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme – closing date 11th May


The Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme at Network Rail is open to anyone who will be aged 18 on or before 29 September 2018. There’s no upper age limit.

To apply you’ll need at least four Scottish Standard 1-3/National 5. These must include English, Maths and Science or Engineering.

We’re happy for you to apply while you’re still sitting your exams as long as you’ll have your results before the start of the scheme. There are also some medical and physical fitness requirements to ensure safety on the track.

You will need to be available to start on 29 September 2018. All leave and holidays is scheduled by Network Rail.  We will be unable to accommodate any holidays or leave outside of the scheduled dates within the first 21 weeks of your apprenticeship. 


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