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Careers and Employment

Developing the Young Workforce

We work to improve links between education and work and increase opportunities for young people.  Our aim is to help produce better qualified, work ready and motivated young people with the skills relevant for modern employment opportunities.  Our team can provide you with information on your options for further education, training or employment and the pathways available to you, as well as providing resources to help you complete your CV, apply for a job or get ready for an interview. 

Visit the Developing the Young Workforce Orkney website and find out about the funding and support that is available. 

My World of Work

My World of Work is brought to you by Skills Development Scotland and provides career information and advice.  Each school pupil should have registered for a My World of Work account which can be used to help you start planning your career.  You will find information on career options, qualifications and funding and help with job searching and writing a CV. 

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Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) provide careers information, advice and guidance.  They also provide work-based training programmes aimed at building lifelong career management skills to help you explore your career options and decide what the right route is for you. 

Visit the Skills Development Scotland website and the Apprenticeship website.

The Young Person’s Guarantee

This is a commitment to bring together employers, partners and young people. It will connect every 16 to 24 year old in Scotland to the opportunity of a job, placement, training or volunteering with employers committed to the guarantee. 

Visit the Young Person’s Guarantee website page.