Secondary school teachers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is still here to support you and your pupils. You can use the information and resources on My World of Work. We can also provide one-to-one career information, advice and guidance services. To speak to an adviser please call 0800 917 8000. Our helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Help your pupils prepare for their future career by using My World of Work. 

Our tools help pupils understand more about themselves, their strengths and their future goals – which gives valuable insight when writing their profiles.

And we have a range of resources for career education to help you use the site in the classroom and bring the world of work to life, no matter what stage your pupils are at.

The resources:

  • Meet a range of Experiences and Outcomes which are clearly set out in Building the Curriculum 4
  • Support delivery of the Entitlements and ‘I can’ statements defined by the Career Education Standard
  • Introduce Career Management Skills
  • Help when preparing reports for How Good is Our School reviews.

We've created resources to show the links between How Good is Our School 4 and the delivery of career education using My World of Work.

Our careers service in schools

My World of Work is part of Skills Development Scotland (SDS) – Scotland’s careers service. Professionally qualified SDS careers advisers offer career information, advice and guidance (CIAG) in every state secondary school in Scotland. 

Our service includes:

  • Intensive one-to-one guidance through a coaching approach
  • Group sessions
  • Drop-in clinics
  • Availability at school events like parent’s evenings

Have a look at what we offer you and your pupils throughout school. 

SDS have a team of Partner Development and Integration executives linked to your school. Get in touch if you want more information on any of the resources for career education.

My World of Work Ambassadors

Your pupils can sign up to be My World of Work Ambassadors. This means that they are champions for the website. We've created resources and videos to help ambassadors and teachers get the most from the experience.


Marketplace helps bring the curriculum to life by connecting schools and colleges with businesses. You can search for opportunities or invite business leaders to your school. 

Get started

Go to our resources page and start using My World of Work in your class.

You can sign in or register to start exploring the different tools yourself, and bookmark your favourite pages to find them easily in your account.