My World of Work

My World of Work (MWoW) is SDS’s online career information andadvice service and it’s packed full of activities and tools to help students confidently make the best decisions for themselves.

There’s lots to do and explore in My World of Work and the more you tell the site about yourself, the more career ideas you’ll get just for you.  Whilst in St. Mungo’s, you will use My World of Work in many different ways in PSE and other subject area/s.

My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most. Click on the red writing to be taken to the appropriate section:

  • Subject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career
  • Leaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
  • Exam results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps
  • Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
  • Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn. Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body and they deliver Scotland’s career service offering career information, advice and guidance to all St. Mungo’s students from S1-S6.

Career Advisers are here to help students, parents/carers and staff to understand the world of work and to develop the Career Management Skills students will need as they move through and beyond St. Mungo’s.

Our 3 career advisers who are based in the school library are:

Lorna Maclaughlan – Andrew & Kentigern students:  Lorna.Maclaughlin@sds.co.uk

Brenna Harvey – Columba & Ogilvie students:            Brenna.harvey@sds.co.uk

Kirsty Devlin  – Margaret & Ninian students:              Kirsty.Devlin@sds.co.uk

Click here to find out more about the work of Skills Development Scotland.

 

How to get in touch with our Career Advisers?

Make an appointment

In person – Library

You can get in touch with them during school time by calling in to the library.

Email –

You can also contact our Career Advisers by email:

Lorna –  lorna.maclaughlin@sds.co.uk

Brenna – Brenna.harvey@sds.co.uk

Kirsty – Kirsty.Devlin@sds.co.uk

Classes –

You might meet them with your class at a group activity, especially during course choice periods.

Other ways –

Career Advisers will be in attendance at parents’ evening, parent seminars or other whole school career events

What help and advice can our Career Advisers give?

Lorna, Brenna and Kirsty can speak and advise about:

• Finding out about yourself, your strengths and skills
• Making subject choices
• Different types of careers and how to research them
• Developing the types of skills that are useful in a job
• Routes into careers, including apprenticeships
• Building and developing your networks
• Creating CVs
• Making applications and applying for courses

Support for School Leavers

Careers advice and support to access opportunities is also available from Skills Development Scotland for school leavers. SDS have a dedicated post school team to work with school leavers to help support them with their next steps. Our dedicated post school adviser is Brenna Harvey. If you have left school and need support from SDS, here are their contact details:

Skills Development Scotland’s Falkirk contact details are:

100 Manor Street
Falkirk
FK1 1NU
01324 620 311

Website: click here

Please note that the office is currently open for arranged appointments only and not drop in.

Apprenticeships.scot

Apprenticeships.scot is the one-stop shop for apprenticeships. You can find out how to build the experience and skills that employers want to see. And you can search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies across Scotland in a wide range of industries.

No matter what stage you’re at, apprenticeships can help you get set for a bright future.

  • Foundation Apprenticeships: kick start your career while you’re still at school
  • Modern Apprenticeships: work, learn and earn and get the skills you need
  • Graduate apprenticeships: get a job, get paid and get a degree at the same time

 Visit apprenticeships.scot to find the right apprenticeship for you.

Support for parents and carers

Everyone wants their child to have a happy and successful future. And research shows that as a parent or carer you have the biggest influence on your child’s career decisions.

My Kid’s Career offers advice to help you give your child the support they need including:

  • Jobs in demand – Where are the job opportunities are in Scotland, now and in the future
  • Routes and pathways – discover the different routes into those careers
  • Career discussions – get hints and tips on speaking to your child about opportunities at the times that matter

Digital World and Digital Careers

Digital World promotes the skills and training needed to work in Scotland’s tech sector.Through case studies, and online learning tools, the site inspires school pupils to become digital humans, people who are able to challenge convention and make a real difference in the world through technology and creativity.

Visit https://www.digitalworld.net/  to find out more.