careersnursingAs GCSEs approach, many young people will be understandably confused about what careers path to take. To help point them in the right direction, LifeSkills, created with Barclays, offers a free online curriculum-based programme where they can receive careers advice, along with tips on how to go about getting the necessary skills and experience to enter the world of work.

The advice for students includes step-by-step key skills modules which can be completed online or in class, how to build confidence and grow your people skills, and putting them into practice.

There are also free resources and workshops for professionals to help prepare students for work experience opportunities, in the form of lesson plans, worksheets and online activities. The LifeSkills Activity Toolkit also accesses local work experience opportunities, while you can also search and apply for placements on their behalf, matching the right roles to the right people. To find out more, visit  

For more on careers advice, check out Skills Development Scotland’s My World of Work website, which offers young people vital information on how to choose the right job. This includes articles on discovering the strengths that can lead to the right path, making the most of an internship, undertaking an apprenticeship, volunteering opportunities, and what clubs and societies can boost your CV.

You can also check out course guides, job search, an A-Z of careers, as well as videos from entrepreneurs and tips on nailing a college interview. Visit