For Pupils and their Parents/Carers of Mearns Academy

An update from Skills Development Scotland’s Career Information Advice and Guidance services.

Careers Advisers linked to your school are available to support pupils in making and taking informed decisions about their next steps, gaining control of what the future may hold for them.  We are also looking to engage with any pupil who is thinking of leaving school this year and needs transition support and planning for their next steps.

Contact: Angus Hutcheon Tel: 01467 623 623

 Career Education curriculum programme – a fun new career education programme that young people can undertake at home. The programme is now available on My World of Work.

 Our Post School services – continued support to those who have left school as they consider their next steps.

 For parents/carers – PACE (Partnership for Continuing Employment):

Continued delivery of support for employers and employees in redundancy situations through the enhanced online PACE service offer delivered through the PACE Partnership.

For individuals at risk of, or who have been made redundant, the PACE Helpline provides universal access to support during this time (0800 917 8000).

Individual Helpline – for pupils, parents/carers, and anyone whose employment or learning has been impacted as a result of the pandemic and are looking for information and advice (0800 917 8000).

This is a portal to our all age services and provides access to one-to-one support with SDS advisers and enhanced digital content/resources on My World of Work.

Local authority partnerships are enabling the coordination of support to those accessing national or local helplines and services. This includes local authority support signposted on My World of Work and inter-partnership referral approaches to reduce multiple access points for individuals.


Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s careers service and our Careers Advisers are available to support you and your child throughout their time at school.

Our SDS Careers Adviser is Angus Hutcheon and you can get in touch with him through the school or by email and mobile 07795236499. Please see the SDS year planner for key events.

Scotland’s careers website My World of Work is also packed with information to help you explore the routes your child could take for their career.

Pupils will use My World of Work with their SDS Careers Adviser at school as they build their Career Management Skills

You can find more information on how to support them in making important career decisions.

Visit for more information or contact your child’s school Careers Adviser.