Careers Advice

Careers Support in School & Post School

Skills Development Scotland has careers advisers working in every secondary school in the country. Their role is to help your child with developing career management skills as well as offering careers information, advice and guidance.

In Balwearie High School careers advice and support is delivered by two Careers Advisers.

Services consist of:

  • Careers drop in every lunchtime. No appointment required.
  • One to one career coaching for those who need it. Pupils are identified by guidance staff.
  • Delivery of careers groupwork in Social Education classes. These sessions are aimed at developing pupils’ career management skills.
  • Attendance at parents evenings and at Options Evenings.
  • The My World of Work website which provides information for pupils, parents/carers and teachers.

The Careers Advisers will also meet with all S2 pupils on a 1:1 basis prior to subject choice. Parents/carers can attend these meetings and an invitation will be extended nearer the time.

If you have any questions regarding careers advice please contact our careers advisers:

 

karen.ferguson@sds.co.uk

lynne.kerr@sds.co.uk

 

As well as our work in schools, Skills Development Scotland has a Post School Team which provides careers information, advice and guidance to anyone (of any age)in need of careers support. We have a Careers Centre at Whytescauseway in Kirkcaldy. The facilities can be used on a drop in basis or an appointment can be arranged to speak with a Careers Adviser by phoning 01592 645180.