Letter: Careers help is available


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Hundreds of people across Scotland have been helped through their exam results by a local group of Skills Development Scotland (SDS) careers advisers.

Based across the north of Scotland, the advisers were part of a team taking calls at the SDS exam results helpline from 8am on results day.

The helpline is a vital service, supporting young people and their families at what can be one of the most stressful times of their lives.

Expert advice and guidance is available all year round, not just on results day.

Our professionally qualified careers advisers are working in every state secondary school in Scotland and from our network of high street centres across the country.

In schools, careers services are delivered one-to-one, in classrooms and at school events across all year groups, supporting young people to develop the skills to make informed career decisions throughout their lives. There is also support for parents and carers.

At SDS centres customers can get information, advice and guidance about jobs, the local labour market, training courses and apprenticeships as well as how to prepare for interviews and help with CVs and applications.

The work of SDS careers advisers in schools and centres is supported by Scotland’s careers website myworldofwork.co.uk, where you can access advice 24 hours a day. It is packed with career information, advice and tools such as the CV builder. There is also a dedicated exam results section.

Details of the local SDS centres are available at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres and information about events and opportunities is also available on Facebook.

Pauline Graham,
Project manager for the SDS exam results helpline.