My World of Work Live

Interactive exhibits and activities bringing careers to life

Interactive exhibits and activities bringing careers to life

My World of Work Live is a set of fun, interactive activities that help young people understand future careers. Aimed at 8 – 18 year olds, activities are designed and delivered by experts with a passion for education and learning.

They use the latest technology to engage and inspire, bringing school subjects to life.

Activities are:

  • Designed to support the delivery of experience and outcomes in the Curriculum for Excellence
  • Aligned to the Career Management Skills framework and support the realisation of self, strengths, horizons and networks

Inspiring activity resources

As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have developed resources that can be done at home to help young people better understand the world of work. Each activity has a lesson plan for teachers/ carers and a worksheet for the young person to work through. Some activities also have supporting films or tutorials.

P5-P7
P5-S1
P7-S3
S3-S4
S3-S5

Get involved

We’re able to offer virtual sessions for pupils P7–S3. Each pupil will need a digital device to work on. A My World of Work Live adviser can join your class virtually to deliver these sessions.

This 60 minute session uses code to create shapes and allows young people to program their own artwork while learning basic programming skills. We then discuss the skills they've used and link this back to future careers.

In this 60 minute session, pupils will learn about cryptography and will use programs to encrypt and decrypt messages. We'll also explore careers in cyber security.

This 60 minute session uses Microsoft MakeCode to allow young people to program and create their own short video game while learning basic programming skills. We then discuss the skills they've used and link this back to future careers.

Meet the expert

As part of the My World of Work Live programme, we’re running virtual Meet the Expert sessions for young people.  Experts from a range of sectors are taking part in the 40-minute sessions where young people will get the chance to gain valuable insight to the role.

Find out more about the Meet the Expert sessions.