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Skills Development Scotland (Edinburgh) Careers Centre (Skills Development Scotland)

79 Shandwick Place
0131 718 2040

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body and we deliver Scotland’s career service in schools, in SDS centres, through our Helpline, and online.

No matter what stage you’re at in your career, support is available for you from our career centres. Our professionally qualified experts support people of all ages to take control of their future.

You can visit your local centre in Edinburgh or call our helpline on 0800 917 8000.

Our centre services include:

  • Career information, advice and guidance on career choices
  • Advice on the routes into careers including jobs, apprenticeships, training and learning
  • Help with CVs, application forms and interviews
  • IT facilities for job seeking
  • Careers events
  • Insight into the local labour market
  • Access to Scotland’s careers website, My World of Work(this will open in a new window)
  • Redundancy support
  • Support for parents and carers

Service Type


Client Group

Care experienced, Disability, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+

Pipeline Stage

Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, Stage 4 / Job Matching, and Stage 5 / Upskilling & Aftercare

Outreach offered


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