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Support you can get from My World of Work
We can help spark career ideas for your child. You can use our tools and resources to guide them through every stage of their career development.
Option choices tool
Our Option Choices tool can help your child discover the jobs their chosen subjects can lead to.
Our advisers operate the results helpline to support your child through their next steps.
Discover the different types of jobs and routes within each sector.
What skills there are
Your child can learn more about their skills, how they can develop them and demonstrate their skills to employers.
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.
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.
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.
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.