My World of Work

My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service. At school and right through to retirement, My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:

We all want a direction to go in. But sometimes the path's not clear. My World of Work can help you find your way.

Your My World of Work account will help you discover careers which match your skills, interests, education and experience. Tell us about your ambition and we’ll help you find out how you can work towards it. Find out what your strengths are, and how they can help you pick a career that will suit you.

Set up an account if you haven’t already done so by following this link https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/account/login?destination=account

You can use their subject choices tool to see where your favourite school subjects could take you.

 

Edinburgh Guarantee

The aspiration of the Edinburgh Guarantee is that the public, private, voluntary and education sectors will work in partnership to ensure that every young person in Edinburgh will leave school with the choice of a job, Modern Apprenticeship, Graduate Apprenticeship, training programme or further education place available to them.

On a weekly basis they produce bulletin detailing the range of opportunities available that week. There are pupil Senior Phase sections and a link to the Jobs Board for those who are thinking about leaving or who have left.

Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships

You can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of your subject selections in S5 or S6. It's a qualification, over 1 or 2 years, that lets you gain work experience in one of Scotland's 12 growth industries while you're still at school. And it fits in with your other senior subjects.

You spend one day or two half days a week working with a local employer, learning the skills that you will need in your future career, wherever that takes you.

You might be working in a creative design studio delivering new content to a design brief with the Creative and Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship. Or, you could be surveying sites in construction as part of your Civil Engineering FA.

You'll also be developing communication, team-work and self-management skills, giving you a head start for your future.

Modern Apprenticeships

Get a job. Get paid. Get qualified. With a Modern Apprenticeship you learn on the job, and get the experience you need. Plus, you work towards a qualification. Whether you’re thinking about the future, job hunting, or want to learn new skills, a Modern Apprenticeship could be for you.

Graduate Apprenticeships

Get a job, get paid and get a degree at the same time. Did you know 72% of Scottish employers think job applicants lack technical, practical or job specific skills?

A Graduate Apprenticeship helps you build the skills and knowledge that Scottish industries need. You'll work, get paid, and achieve a degree – even up to masters level.

You'll spend most of your time learning on the job, but will also be a student at a university or college.

Careers News

Watch this space for news about a Careers fair early next session.