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SDS exam results Helpline now open

Speak to an adviser

Our Results Helpline opens on 10 August. You can speak to an adviser by calling the free* helpline on 0808 100 8000.

No matter what your results are, you have options and you’ll get the support you need from us to take your next steps.

The helpline is open until Wednesday 18 August at the following times:

  • Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 August – 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday 12 and Friday 13 August – 9am to 5pm
  • Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 August – 9am to 5pm

Our advisers have access to information on course vacancies at UK colleges and universities. They can help with UCAS Confirmation and Clearing and give information on apprenticeships, jobs, volunteering or staying on at school.

BSL users can use Contact Scotland. You can use their app to sign with an interpreter who will make the phone call for you.

If you would prefer to speak to someone in person, most of our career centres are now open for face-to-face appointments. Contact your local centre to make an appointment with an adviser.

***OR: contact your local Musselburgh SDS centre 01316653120**

*Charges may apply depending on your telephone provider.

Edinburgh College 2021 Clearing and Nat5 / Higher / Advanced Higher application

The announcement on the Edinburgh college website states applications for Nat 5 / Highers and Advanced Higher courses will open on the 10th of August.

Clearing courses are advertised on the website here

The college Course Clearing Helpline will be open on the 16th and 17th of August 10AM – 4 PM. The number  0131 297 8500.

If you would prefer to email our teams, you can email

There are other course options you can check on the college’s website now before the clearing helpline opens; check here 

Modern Apprenticeship Engineering Electrical bias- ADM

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship

ADM are now offering an exciting Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technician Apprenticeship role at the below location.  The position will be multi-skilled with electrical bias.

The Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Programme, will last 4 years and will be split between attending Edinburgh college and on the job training and assessments.  During the programme, the apprentice will gain a Level 3 (or equivalent) recognised diploma/qualification, whilst also gaining valuable on-the-job practical experience. There may also be the opportunity to progress the apprenticeship towards an HNC (or equivalent) and Foundation Degree level.

Your profile and entry requirements:
  • Have minimum 4 GSCE’s grade C/4 or National 5 (or equivalent) which includes English, Maths and a Science.
  • A genuine passion for engineering.
  • Dedicated and enthusiastic individual, who can demonstrate strong team working, problem-solving and communication skills.

More information and to apply, go here 

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship 2021 – ADM – Edinburgh


S2/S3 subject choice webinar for parents

Join our Careers Advisers Gemma Smith and Joan Duncan for our virtual session on Thursday 25th February at 6.30pm to find out more about:

• How you can help your child with subject choice decisions

• SDS support to help you and your child

• Question and Answer time

Also, you can access information on subject choices under the S2 tab on the careers page.

To register please go here 

Animal Care Assistant Scottish SPCA

The Scottish SPCA, Scotland’s animal welfare charity, is seeking to recruit an Animal Care Assistant for employment at its Edinburgh & Lothians Animal Rescue & Rehoming Centre in Balerno.

Hours are 8.30am to 4.45pm, working 10 days out of 14 on a rota basis to include weekends.

Closing date: Tuesday 19 January 2021

More information, and to apply go here 

Barclays Bank careers events

Taking part in an event is one of the best ways to understand what we do and the kind of people you could be working with. We run and attend a range of events, fairs and talks throughout the year – please see below for details and to register to attend.

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