Careers Guidance: Skills Development Scotland 

Careers Support in School & Post School 

Planning your career can be very challenging. Skills Development Scotland has Careers Advisers working in every Secondary school in the country. Their role is to help your child with developing career management skills as well as offering careers information, advice and guidance. 


In Viewforth High School careers advice and support is delivered by Brian McKenna, Careers Adviser. 

Services consist of: 

  • Drop in sessions on Monday afternoons in Room B1.06 
  • One to one career coaching for those who need it. Pupils are identified by guidance staff. 
  • Attendance at Parents’ Evenings for senior pupils and at Options Evenings. 
  • The My World of Work website which provides information for pupils, parents/carers and teachers. 

Mr McKenna is usually available every day apart from Wednesdays. 

The Careers Advisers will also meet with all S2 pupils on a 1:1 basis prior to subject choice. Parents/carers can attend these meetings and an invitation will be extended nearer the time. 


To find out more about the support available either pop into the school Careers Room (B106) or email 


School Leavers 

As well as our work in schools, Skills Development Scotland has a Post School Team which provides careers information, advice and guidance to anyone (of any age) in need of careers support. If you leave school and are unemployed or you attend College or University and it does not work out, we would urge you to make an appointment 


We have a full time Centre at Whytescauseway in Kirkcaldy. The facilities can be used on a drop in basis or an appointment can be arranged to speak with a Careers Adviser by phoning 01592 645180.