Category Archives: Parents

Helping your child with S2/3 option choices

Live Webinar: Helping your child with S2/3 option choices – support for parents and carers
About this event
Looking for some help to support your young person with their option choices?
In this webinar parents and carers will hear from SDS’s expert, qualified careers advisers and find out about where to go for additional information and support.
Date and time
Wed, 1 December 2021
18:30 – 19:15 GMT
Link to sign up is here:

Scottish Careers Week – 5 to 19 November 2021

Shape the future
We’re celebrating Scottish Careers Week on 15 to 19 November 2021 and you can get involved!

During the week, you can discover more about Scotland’s career service and how you can get the support you need to achieve the career you want.

It’s brought to you by Skills Development Scotland in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce and the Young Person’s Guarantee.

Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s national skills body. We deliver Scotland’s career service in schools, in local career centres across the country and online, here on My World of Work.

Whether you’re a school pupil, employer, teacher, parent or looking to take your next career step – you can get involved in Scottish Careers Week. Find out more about the careers support we offer.

More information here

SkillsScotland virtual careers event on 16 November

Allied health professions session
We’ll be at this year’s SkillsScotland virtual careers event on 16 November. Visit our chat room at 11:30am to talk to us about careers in the allied health professions.
Book you place here

NHS careers in the allied health professions
There are 14 different allied health professions in the NHS. Roles include:
art therapists
diagnostic radiographers
music therapists
occupational therapists
speech and language therapists
therapeutic radiographers
Allied health professionals provide the care and support needed to help people improve their health and wellbeing.

VirtRural Careers event on Thursday 4th November

There is just 1 week left to sign up for our VirtRural Careers event on Thursday 4th November with registration closing on Wednesday 3rd November at 4pm. We’d be delighted if you would join us for this event and also pass on to your colleagues and any students who may be interested in attending. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Kind regards,


Your chance to hear directly from those working in Scotland’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector about the rewarding careers on offer.

Our online event is ideal for anyone interested in finding out more about working within our industries, including career advisers, Developing the Young Workforce staff, those with a remit for career guidance, students, parents or career changers.

The event has been structured so that you can stay for the whole day or attend sessions you’re interested in finding out more about.

*Please note, the event will be held on Microsoft Teams as a Live Event*

Register your place here
Annabel Brown​
Project Co‑ordinator
Mobile 07867908157
Office 01738 310164
Direct 01738310156
Lantra Scotland, Inveralmond Business Centre, Auld Bond Road, Perth PH1 3FX

BAE Systems careers evening

Wednesday 3 November
07:30-08:30 and 16:00-17:00

An event aimed at teachers, educators, careers advisors, parents,
guardians, and mentors providing key information about our Early
Careers programmes.
We want to demystify apprenticeships and STEM careers, so you can
support young people to make an informed decision about their
education and career.
ETE Briefing Pack Final (1)

Skills Development Scotland – S1 parents webinar

We are delighted to inform you that our ‘Introduction to SDS for S1 parents and carers’ webinar is now available for parents and carers to watch via My World of Work. Please find below a message that can be shared on school websites/ newsletters etc.

S1 parents webinar

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) offers a range of in-school services to support your child from first year onward.

Watch this webinar to find out more about SDS and what our careers advisers can do to support your child’s career development and planning:

Introduction to Skills Development Scotland for parents/carers of S1 pupils

Join our Careers Advisers and find out about Skills Development Scotland, Scotland’s national careers service.
About this event
Join our Careers Advisers Lesley McKay and Gordon Armstrong for our virtual session on Wednesday 29th September at 6.30pm to:

• find out more about the support available for you and your child

• hear about information to assist with career planning and career discussions

• take part in a question and answer session

Sign up here