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Careers Advisers

Throughout your time at school you’ll have to make some big decisions about your future, and that’s where Skills Development Scotland’s Careers Advisers come in.

Skills Development Scotland offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland. Skills Development Scotland can offer free and impartial advice on education, training, careers and jobs.

Your SDS Careers Advisers are Lorraine Blair, Carol Douglas and Roberta Mackenzie and you can get in touch with them through the school. 

The team of advisers are based right here in the school to give you the careers support you need throughout your time with us.

Through a combination of group sessions, one-to-one interviews and drop in clinics we will help you understand how your personality, interests and values are key to making the right career decisions.  They can also help you understand how to develop and use your talents and skills, explore where they could take you, and identify who can help you with your career journey. All to help you plan for and manage your career.

To find out more about the support on offer please contact the advisers by dropping by the careers hub (next to the library) or contact them on 01698 717180 and ask for careers  

You can also visit our local facebook page – SDS South Lanarkshire for information on local training and job opportunities, job search hints and tips, or to drop in to Hamilton careers team.

My World of Work

My World of Work is Scotland’s careers website. 

It helps you explore your career, skills and learning opportunities from school right through your working life. 

My World of Work helps you personalise your career journey and offers career information, advice and tools such as:

My career options – A great place to get started on the website by learning more about yourself, exploring your options and finding the career that’s right for you 

Learn and train – Your guide to training and studying – from college,uni and apprenticeships to volunteering, picking the right course and funding 

Getting a job – This helps you  find and apply for jobs. There’s also a tool to help you create the perfect CV and advice on how to have a great interview 

Parents – Support to help parents and carers spark ideas for your child’s career, and explore the routes they could take. 

Use the site regularly as you go through school. The more you tell it about yourself, the more great careers ideas you’ll get for you. 

Remember your Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser is available at school to talk to you about your options. Or drop into one of our careers centres to get support and information on what to do next. Go to to find your local careers centre.

Apprenticeships have changed, with more than 80 different types covering hundreds of jobs. With a Modern Apprenticeship you get a job, get paid and get qualified – in some roles right up to degree level. No wonder more than 25,000 people choose a Modern Apprenticeship every year. 

Want to know more? At you can search for apprenticeships, apply for apprenticeship jobs and find out more about the different levels of qualifications. 

You can also check out Foundation Apprenticeships which help you kick-start your career before you even leave school. Go to and follow @apprentice_scot.

Digital World

Careers in digital technologies offer endless possibilities and opportunities. With over 12,000 job opportunities every year, Scotland’s digital technologies sector needs lots more people like you right now and in the future. 

Digital World provides information on tech careers in Scotland, ways to get in and where to study. Find out more by visiting, and follow @DigitalWorldHQ or DigitalWorldHQ on Facebook. 

From Skills Development Scotland and Scotland’s digital technologies sector.