Throughout your time at school you’ll have to make some big decisions about your future, and that’s where Skills Development Scotland’s highly qualified Careers Advisers come in.
Chris Thom is based right here within Alva Academy to give you the careers support you need throughout your time with us.
Through a combination of group sessions, one-to-one interviews and drop in clinics, Chris will help you understand how your personality, interests and values are key to making the right career decisions. They can also help you understand how to develop and use your talents and skills, explore where they could take you, and identify who can help you along on your career journey. By way of establishing, developing and understanding these Career Management Skills, will help you plan for and manage your career and future!
To find out more about the support on offer please contact Chris in the school library or at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit SDS Forth Valley Facebook for further information on local training and job opportunities, job search hints and tips, or to contact your local centre. Alternatively you can call the Alloa Centre careers team on 01259 215 214 to speak with an adviser.
As well as the support offered through Chris at Alva Academy, Skills Development Scotland have a range of websites which also provide career information, advice and guidance:
My World of Work
My World of Work is Scotland’s online careers information and advice service – offering tools to help you choose a career. You’ll also find information and advice on topics like CVs and interviews, learning and training, job vacancies and apprenticeships. If you’re a parent/carer, there’s advice on how to support your child as they make career decisions. To find out more go tomyworldofwork.co.uk, follow @mywowscotland on Twitter or My World of Work on Facebook. From Skills Development Scotland.
Apprenticeships have changed, with more than 80 different types covering hundreds of jobs. With a Modern Apprenticeship you get a job, get paid and get qualified – in some roles right up to degree level. No wonder more than 25,000 people choose a Modern Apprenticeship every year. Want to know more? At apprenticeships.scot you can search for apprenticeships, apply for apprenticeship jobs and find out more about the different levels of qualifications. You can also check out Foundation Apprenticeships which help you kick-start your career before you even leave school. Go toapprenticeships.scot and follow @apprentice_scot. From Skills Development Scotland.
Careers in digital technologies offer endless possibilities and opportunities. Scotland’s digital technologies sector needs lots more people like you right now and in the future. Digital World provides information on tech careers in Scotland, ways to get in and where to study. Be inspired…find out more by visiting digitalworld.net, and follow @DigitalWorldHQ or Digital World on Facebook. From Skills Development Scotland and Scotland’s digital technologies sector.