Secondary school pupils

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

SDS careers advisers are returning to schools to meet with pupils. We may not be available for face-to-face appointments in every area at the moment, but we’re still available online or over the phone. Contact your school office or local centre for more information. You can also use My World of Work. Start using our full range of tools when you sign up for an account

It's never too early to start thinking about your career. 

By understanding more about your skills, strengths and interests, you'll be able to make more informed decisions.

But that takes time, which is why you need to start preparing now.

Our to-do list is designed to help you explore jobs you might be good at, and work out how to get there. 

We've broken your journey down into stages, based on the year you're in:

P7 to S1 tasks on My World of Work.

P7 to S1 tasks on My World of Work.

Explore the site and discover different types of careers

After registering, we’ll take you to your account and help you get started. Your S1 to-do list will lead you through our three core tools.

After completing the tools, you’ll look back on your results and learn more about how they can help.

Your to-do list
Core tool: About me

Discover how your interests and likes can help you make decisions about your future. We’ll use your results to find out which jobs, industries and apprenticeships are most suited to you.

Core tool: Skills

Skills are things you learn which help you do certain tasks. You can learn them through work, study or things you do in your spare time. By learning more about your skills you'll find it easier to write a CV or answer interview questions.

Core tool: Strengths

Strengths are things you’re naturally good at. Discover your strengths and explore careers, subjects or courses that will bring out the best in you.

S2 to S3 tasks on My World of Work.
S4 to S6 tasks on My World of Work.

Find the right future for you

Make the right choice for your future with My World of Work. 

We'll help you build the skills you need to understand yourself and the world around you.

They're spread across four areas: 

  • Self
  • Strengths
  • Horizons
  • Networks

By growing and developing these skills, you'll be prepared to find the job that suits you - and plan your path to get there. 

Speak to an adviser by calling 0800 917 8000 if you'd like more support. Our helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

And remember you can talk to your parents, carers or teachers too. 

Ready to get started?

Start using the to-do list and sign up for your My World of Work account.