On this page you will find advice and guidance on leaving Elgin High School. Wether you have decided to go on to further education or find the career that you want, we have compiled several sections on this page filled with information which will allow you to make the best decision for your future.
Browse through our Pupil Journeys section to get advice from students who have been in your shoes and could answer the questions you have about further education or finding work.
My World of Work is delivered by Skills Development Scotland, the national skills body which supports the people and businesses of Scotland. They offer the help you need to get the career that you want. At school and right through to retirement, My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:
Subject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career
Leaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn? Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work
EHS PUPIL JOURNEYS:
MY WORLD OF WORK:
Finding the right course for the career that you want can be a bit daunting at first with the large variety of courses and study options available within the country. This decision, however, has been made a lot easier by the people at Which?. The link below will re-direct you to a web page where you can input your grades and search for available courses by category or alphabetically. This website also provides information on possible career paths after finishing the course, what to expect while studying and advice from students who have been through the course already.
Skills Development Scotland has qualified careers advisors working in every state secondary school in Scotland. We work with students in group discussions, drop-in clinics and one-to-one interviews to develop their Career Management Skills.
Our comprehensive service includes:
-Intensive one-to-one career coaching -group sessions on an annual basis
-drop-in clinics -availability at school events like parents’ evenings
We’re here to help you too. You can:
-talk to your young person’s school Careers Advisor at parents nights or school events
-join the one-to-one interview at subject choice staage with your young person and their Careers Advisor
-use the parents and carers section of My World of Work which has specific information to
Career advisors will help students who need some tailored support to explore the training and skills necessary for the job or career which is right for them. For local information please contact Janice Hyndman (Careers Advisor) on 07717881449 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For students based in Enhanced Provision future planning takes place with parents, Community Learning Disabilitl teams and other agencies as appropriate.