Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland. Skills Development Scotland can offer free and impartial advice on education, training, careers and jobs.

 

Katrina Wilson and Ian Summers-Noble are the Careers Adviser for Larbert High School. Katrina is in school for interviews on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Ian is in school on a Friday. Katrina holds a clinic for quick questions at lunchtime on a Tuesday in the school library. Katrina can be contacted at katrina.wilson@sds.co.uk and Ian at ian.summers-noble@sds.co.uk Tel: 01324 554233 ext 625.

Our Careers Adviser offer pupils group sessions, drop-in lunchtime clinics and face-to-face coaching, where appropriate. This is supported by Scotland’s careers and information web service My World of Work www.myworldofwork.co.uk

 

My World of Work

My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:

  • 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

Parent or Carer

As a parent or Carer you can use My World of Work to access reliable and accurate careers information and advice to help you to support the child in you life through those big career decisions. You can also meet with the school Careers Adviser at parent’s evenings at Larbert High.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity for young people to build skills and transition into the world of work. If you are considering an apprenticeship or would like more information any of our Careers Advisers will be happy to discuss this with you. You can find out more about apprenticeships and find out about vacancies all over Scotland by visiting apprenticeships.scot.

You can also find out more in our school library where there is a dedicated noticeboard which is updated weekly by out Careers Advisers.

There is also a dedicted Modern Apprenticeship page on our LHS Learner Journeys Website which is regularly updated with opportunities and information. You can find the page here.

Leaving School

Careers Advice and support to access opportunities is also available from Skills Development Scotland for school leavers. We have a dedicated post school team to work with school leavers to help support them with their next steps. Your local Centre is at 100 Manor Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NU.  You can drop in between 9-5 Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri and from 10:30am-5pm on a Thursday or phone 01324 620311 for an appointment.

 

Post School

The post school service exists to help support young people in their search for work after leaving school. Our Larbert High School post school team are based at 100 Manor Street, Falkirk. Contact them on 01324 620311. The team for Larbert High are Amber Tortolano, Post school Careers Coach Laura Cameron, Work Coach and Linda Conway, Personal Adviser.

@LHSJourneys

Our dedicated Twitter account brings you all the latest news from the LHSJourneys team as well as highlighting employment and skill building opportunities for young people on a local and national level.