If you are leaving college and you need any help or guidance on your next step Skills Development Scotland can help. Advisers can provide you with one-to-one career information, advice and guidance services, and they will be able to help you with:
Job seeking skills
Searching for the latest apprenticeship information
Writing your CV
Understanding what the local jobs market is like
To speak to an adviser, please contact them on 0800 917 8000 Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The Skills Development Scotland World of Work portal offers full information on career options, learning, training and getting a job.
Also, My World of Work Job Hub has been created to connect employers and individuals for job opportunities.
For immediate job vacancies, apprenticeships in Scotland and help to find and apply for jobs please click here
More Apprenticeship opportunities and information can be accessed from www.apprenticeships.scot
Moreover, in response to COVID-19, an Online Learning Portal has been introduced to connect people with lots of free-to-access online learning materials, including hundreds of employability and skills related courses, many of which offer digital badges.
Job Help from Job Centre Plus is a good starting point if you are looking for full or part-time job in Scotland or even some temporary work. Please visit https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/ or their Find a Job page.
Student Information Scotland is a website containing information from the Scottish Government mainly dedicated to funding, accommodation and travel. The website also provides the latest news on the Education sector and it has useful links to look for job opportunities and relevant work-related information and advice. Please click here to see the Jobs section.
The working, jobs and pension page on the Government’s website provides information to job seekers of all ages. Here you will find detailed information on finding jobs and other related content, and further support is offered through the volunteering, apprenticeships and jobs search service.
Please visit the Government’s Website here
West Lothian Council has shared their “Virtual Work Placements & Work Related Learning Opportunities” resource to provide students with meaningful alternatives to work placements as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please click on each title below to see a list of organisations from different sectors offering virtual work placements, online volunteering opportunities and work-related experiences. The list is not exhaustive and people can follow @wlcdyw on Twitter to hear about other opportunities as they arise.
Edinburgh College has created a Career Coach tool for our students. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey or looking for a change in direction we can help find the course that can give you the future you want. Click here to open Career Coach.
More job opportunities can be found from our Jobs page on Jobzone and the Edinburgh College Student Association (ECSA) website.