Life at Lochgelly High School


My Kids Career

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 for more information or contact your child’s school Careers Adviser. 

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.


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.

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.

Facebook – @myworldofwork

Twitter – @mywowscotland

Instagram – @mywowscotland

YouTube – My World of Work

Twitter – @apprenticeships_scot

Instagram – @apprentice_scot

YouTube – Scottish Apprenticeships

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.