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UHI Outer Hebrides Library

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Skills Development Scotland

When you're making big decisions about your future, like whether to take a course at college or getting the career you want, it's important that you get the right information, advice and guidance.

We can refer you on to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) who offer an all-round careers service to school students and those taking qualifications at levels 3 to 6. 

SDS staff are at our Stornoway Campus every week and you can drop in or make an appointment with them to discuss your CV, job applications, interviews etc.  Ask Student Services for more details.  The Benbecula SDS team are based at Lionacleit School, next to the College Campus.

  • call 01851 708900 for the Stornoway Office
  • call 01870 604 926 or 927 for the Benbecula Office

See also My World Of Work - web service, offering expert information and advice on careers, that's free to access for any individual - wherever they are in their learning or working life.

UHI Careers and Employability Centre

If you are taking an HNC, HND, degree or postgraduate qualification, you can use the UHI Careers Centre. This is a virtual centre, staffed by real people who are experts in their field.

Their services include:

  • Jobs database - you can register for details of jobs to be notified to you
  • CV Health Check - is your CV up to scratch?
  • Interview advice
  • One to one guidance sessions - via telephone or VC, as well as an email advice service
  • Advice sheets on job related topics
  • Information about graduate placement schemes
  • and much more

Podcasts

Future Me Podcast - This is our UHI careers and employability podcast, sharing career journeys and tips so that students can look up, look forward and be in the know. This podcast is designed to help you in the next steps of your journey, whether you already have a clear idea of where you want to get to or if you're looking for a bit of guidance on what to do next. Meet the Team - you’ll get to know their voices throughout the episodes.

 

UHI Careers and Alumni Facebook Page

The UHI Careers and Alumni Facebook page is also full of interesting opportunities and valuable tips and news. Like it and Follow it to keep up to date.