Life at Lochgelly High School

Careers

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.

There is a Careers Adviser 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 they 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 Careers in School in Room C23

You can also visit SDS Fife Facebook page for information on local training and job opportunities, job search hints and tips, or to drop in to Dunfermline or Cowdenbeath.

Parents and Carers

When it comes to making career decisions, you’re one of the first people your child will turn to for help.

Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s careers service and our Careers Advisers are available to support you and your child throughout their time at school.

You can get in touch with your Careers Adviser through the school.

Scotland’s careers website My World of Work is also packed with information to help you explore the routes your child could take for their career.

Pupils will use My World of Work with their SDS Careers Adviser at school as they build their Career Management Skills

You can find more information on how to support them in making important career decisions.

Visit myworldofwork.co.uk/parents for more information or contact your child’s school Careers Adviser. 

My World of Work

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. Your local careers centres are in Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath. Phone 01383 745610 for more information.

My Kids Career

New Service from Skills Development Scotland

My Kids Career

Research shows that the most influential figures in children’s career choices are parents and carers, and to achieve the best outcomes, it’s important to start conversations early.

And that’s where we can help support you.

As a modern careers service, we’re aware of the demands of the working environment. Collaborating with employers at every level, we’ve got a picture of the skills in demand – and the skills that’ll be relevant in the future.

We use this intelligence to inform our career management service, encouraging people into jobs that suit their skills, strengths and ambitions – and, in turn, help build a modern and prosperous Scottish economy.

But to make our work effective, we need to deliver it in partnership with parents.

That’s why we’ve created My Kid’s Career.

By talking about careers with your children as early as you can, you’ll be able to help them find a job that offers them the future they want. But it can be difficult to know where to begin – or where to find the time.

Our discussion guides, written by expert careers advisers and designed to mirror your child’s milestones, will provide the steps you need to approach these conversations with confidence.

From subject choices to the jobs of the future, routes to entry, to what to do if they don’t get the exam results they need – we’ve got credible, up-to-date advice on critical issues.

Apprenticeships.Scot

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 apprenticeships.scot 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 apprenticeships.scot and follow @apprentice_scot.



Social Media

Here is a list of our social media channels which provides the latest content and related services from My World of Work and - ideal for pupils and parents.

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 digitalworld.net, and follow @DigitalWorldHQ or DigitalWorldHQ on Facebook.  

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

 

My World of WorkMy World of Work

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv68cqt 

Ben’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvf2sg 

Ellie’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk32gwx 

Bode’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmmvxyc

 Hassan’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfmbmfr 

Ekansh’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z74hkmn 

Megan’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrcskmn 

Inshal’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4wsd6f 

Ozzy’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmq3jhv 

Pauline’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb38y9q 

Rhianne’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb9nd6f 

Hannah’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhgn92p 

Jack’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmdbdm 

Gamers Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbcyd6f 

Francesca’s Story 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmgmgwx 

Adam’s Story