Careers Advice

Skills Development Scotland is the Government agency responsible for careers advice, skills and training across Scotland.  Information, advice and guidance are provided through one-to-one careers interviews, supplemented by careers talks within the Social Education programme.

The Careers Adviser helps pupils develop career management skills, plan their subject choice and research post school options such a university, college, employment/modern apprenticeships and training.  This involves working closely with S4, 5/6 Guidance staff to help pupils achieve a positive destination when they leave school.

The Careers adviser is located at the Careers Base, L5 of the South Street building on Monday to Friday afternoons of each week.  Pupils identified with Guidance teams as requiring support to develop career management skills, will automatically receive one or more career interviews during the course of an academic year.  All pupils can arrange an interview via their Guidance teacher or by calling into the Careers Base during morning break.  Interviews take place in the Careers Base between Tuesday and Friday and any pupil can attend the Drop-In clinic every Monday afternoon without an appointment.

Careers interviews at Kilrymont campus can be requested via S3 Guidance staff.

Parents are welcome to attend careers interviews with their son or daughter and these can be arranged for a mutually convenient time. The careers adviser provides advice and guidance to support pupils and parents via:

  • 1:1 Careers Interview
  • S3-S6 Parents Evenings
  • Curriculum Evenings
The Careers Adviser supports social Education classes for S3, 4, 5 & 6 year groups focussing around career management skills, utilising the My World of Work website, transition plans for leavers, subject choice and raising awareness of opportunities such a Modern Apprenticeships. Madras College support a Modern Apprenticeships fair organised on an annual basis by Skills Development Scotland.

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For further details please contact:

Chris Simpson
Careers Adviser
Room L5, Madras College, South Street campus

Tel: 01334 659402 ext 453124