Skills Development Scotland - Careers Service

The school Careers Adviser, Karen Foubister, is normally based at Stromness Academy from Monday to Wednesday. Her room is in the Guidance Base. Every Tuesday lunchtime she holds a drop-in session, when any pupil can come along for a chat. This year a new drop-in has been introduced specifically for S6 pupils, and this is held on Tuesdays, Period 6. Senior pupils can also request an appointment through their Guidance Teachers, who Karen works closely with. Karen attends S3-S6 Parents’ Evenings where she is on hand to provide information and advice. She delivers group sessions too, as part of pupils’ PSE programmes. Support is also available through ‘My World of Work’, Scotland's careers information and advice web service. Tools on the site can help pupils to identify their strengths, research courses, access careers information and apply for work.

A guide to careers services in Stromness Academy