Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s Careers Service, and offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland.

Alison Adam and Jennifer Steele are the Careers Advisers for Stirling High School. Jennifer is in school on Mondays; Alison is in school on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, & most Wednesday afternoons, and holds a clinic for quick questions on Thursday lunchtime. They can be contacted in Room 157 in school.  You can email alison.adam@sds.co.uk, mobile 07900 044874; or jennifer.steele@sds.co.uk, mobile 07748 841072.

Alison Adam

Our Careers Advisers 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 www.myworldofwork.co.uk

The latest opportunities for jobs and apprenticeships in Stirling are available here

An information leaflet about the local labour market in Stirling is available here

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 on to 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, using www.apprenticeships.scot

Subject Choices?

Subject choice at school can have an impact on what you can study at college or university and what jobs you can go for in the future.  Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisers are available to support you at subject choice time.  My World of Work can help you prepare for the chats you’ll have with your Careers Adviser, teachers, parents and carers.

Visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk/subjectchoices for more information.

Parents and Carers

When it comes to making career decisions, you are one of the first people your child will turn to for help.  Use My World of Work to access reliable and accurate careers information and advice to help you to support the child in your life through those big career decisions. You can also meet with the school Careers Adviser at parents’ evenings.

Parents of S2 pupils are also invited to attend subject choice interviews and letters are sent home prior to the interviews to give parents the option of attending.

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 them with their next steps. Your local Centre is at 66 Upper Craigs, Stirling, FK8 2DS.  You can drop in between 9-5 Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri and from 10:30am-5pm on a Wednesday or phone 01786 462036 for an appointment.

Our Stirling High School post-school team are:

Jennifer Steele, Careers Adviser                                                        Susie Hansen, Personal Adviser            Jennifer.steele@sds.co.uk                                                                     susan.hansen@sds.co.uk

Jennifer Steele
Susie Hansen
Skills Development Scotland Office, Stirling

Useful links

myworldofwork.co.ukfor all your work, skills and learning needs

www.apprenticeships.scotapprenticeship vacancies across Scotland.

www.digitalworld.net for information and support on digital careers.

Find us on SDS Forth Valley – Facebook pages offer information on events, vacancies and careers support available.