Careers and Employability

Careers and Employability

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Careers Guidance

You might need some support to help plan your career and achieve your goals.  The College works in partnership with Skills Development Scotland to provide guidance to help you make that choice and develop your employability skills.  Speak to Student Services, who’ll be happy to arrange help with:

•    Individual career guidance interview to assist in identifying transition options
•    CV and interview skills workshops
•    Labour market information and job search assistance
•    Career planning workshop and access to psychometric resources
•    Information on training and learning opportunities and accessing funding

A high proportion of our students have a job when they leave college and we have good links with employers who contact the College when they have vacancies.

 

Jobsearch

The starting point for jobsearch is the Moving On section in your PLP folder. It helps to work through this section before starting to look for a job. Resources are available in the Library and on Moodle on CV writing, job application letters, preparation for interviews etc, or you can use the SDS Careers website to access resources. www.myworldofwork.co.uk/

Vacancies notice boards are updated with full-time, part-time, and seasonal vacancies and opportunities for voluntary work. Many employers look for experience in voluntary work when selecting applicants for interview.

You can access Job Centre Plus and job vacancies online through the PCs in the Advice Centre, Library and Learning Centre. You can also phone Job Centre Plus and DWP benefits line free of charge in the Advice Centre.

Job Vacancies

The Inclusiveness Project team is always in touch with employers for placements and vacancies. If you would like to be considered for upcoming opportunities, please register your details and the team will be in touch. VASLAN have a regular presence in college to recruit those who want to gain work experience through voluntary work, prior to entering the job market.

Useful Links

www.vaslan.org.uk
To find information on volunteering.

www.myworldofwork.co.uk
Information on careers, CV and job application advice as well as ILA funding information.

www.direct.gov.uk
The place to find government services and information.

www.s1jobs.com
To view jobs in Scotland, browse careers, apprenticeships and graduate positions across Scotland.

www.scotjobsnet.co.uk
Scottish job site with thousands of jobs and careers across all sectors.

www.mencap,org,uk
A specialist programme to help young people with a disability to gain paid employment.

 

Enterprise

For those interested in setting up their own business after completing their college studies there are a number of online resources to support your new venture.

www.gov.uk/new-enterprise-allowance
Can provide money and support to help you start your own business.

www.princes-trust.org.uk
The enterprise programme helps young people interested in self-employment.

www.bgateway.com
Whatever stage your business is at, Business Gateway offer professional resources and support to help, including workshops, events, news and advice.