Kids working on career advice in Bathgate

Pupils at Bathgate Academy are honing their career skills with the aid of a new website delivered by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

“My World of Work” offers information on the job market and opportunities to practise handling tough interview questions. Sixth year pupil Sarah Rooney was impressed by the range of services on offer after trialling the website with her careers advisor Rhona Duncan.

Sarah said this week: “Through My World of Work I learned about career options and it also helped me to understand what my strengths are.” She also revealed that she would be using the service again in the future. According to Rhona, parents can also benefit from the website.

She added: “My World of Work is a great source of information for parents/carers and it provides detail on key sectors and areas of growth.”

The service, which was launched in August 2011, is designed to be interactive and is accessible to individuals at any stage of their career. Customers are able to create their own accounts and tailor advice to suit their own needs and generate responses that are personally relevant.

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