Careers Advice

We all know this is a crucial stage for many of our students with plans for next steps in their pathway being completed. As a result the HHS Careers Advisers Caroline Clarke and Sean McTaggart are continuing to support students via email and on the phone, their contact details are shown below;

Caroline Clarke:

Sean McTaggart:

Caroline and Sean will be available to complete conversations and guidance around careers path. They can also assist with planning and applications for training, jobs, college/university or to get into a positive destination from school. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with them directly on the emails shown above. There are also further support and contact available via the SDS website;

Developing the Young Workforce;

Below are a range of links to support young people in developing some of the skills for life, learning and work that are important to employers.

My World of Work is a site which is geared towards supporting young people and their skills and career planning on their journey through school.

There is a helpful parents section which can be found at –

DYW Borders  – a zone you can explore with your child to find out more about what opportunities are available in the 9 main sectors in the Borders

DYW Borders – Unlocking their potential – “Stand Out from the Crowd” is a section which has been created to offers advice on how a young person can set themselves apart from their peers. From tips on how to gain experience to how they can make the most of their work placement, this zone provides ideas on how your child can boost their experiences and skills. You will even find some hints and tips on how they can avoid traditional online applications and help them ‘think outside the box’.

Buzz Personality Quiz – In under five minutes, discover your strengths and what makes you tick. This may help in thinking about your strengths and building on these in any career pathway.