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Support your child on their career journey

We've got lots of resources and steps to help parents and carers with career conversations.

Through a My World of Work account, you and your child can access our full range of support.

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What routes your child can take

There are lots of different ways for your child to start a career. We've pulled together some of them to help you both explore options.

Our School Leavers Toolkit

Leaving school may be a stressful time for you and your child. There's lots of support available to guide them in their next steps. 

Our School Leavers Toolkit has the information they'll need to thrive. From finding opportunities to understanding things like money and housing, plus lots more. 

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Help your child understand their strengths, skills and interests

The more your child understand about themselves, the better they'll feel about planning their future. Our tools can help your child decide which jobs they like, complete applications and write personal statements. You can access these tools through their account - so why not try these tools together?

Get advice and help on supporting your child

Find various articles filled with advice and resources to help you support your child through their career journey.

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If your child is not ready to make decisions

If your child is feeling overwhelmed, anxious or worried, that's okay. If they're not ready to make any decisions, that's also okay. We've got lots of resources to support their wellbeing.

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Are you a parent or carer? Your views matter!

If you’re a parent or carer of a young person at secondary school, we’d love to hear from you. Share your views on our career services in our Parent Voice survey before 31st May 2024. ​​​​Your input is very valuable to us and it should only take you 10 minutes.

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Our career service

My World of Work is part of Skills Development Scotland - Scotland's career service. Our careers advisers offer information, advice and guidance to all ages.

Our services in schools that your child can access include:

  • one-to-one coaching
  • group sessions
  • drop-in clinics for secondary school pupils

If your child is not at school anymore, there is still career support at our local career centres. Find a career centre near you and your child can arrange to speak to a career adviser.