Careers and Education Guidance



The wide variety of experiences available to students at Mackie Academy are huge.  The aim of this part of the website is to inform parents. carers and the wider public about those opportunities as well as posting relevant information for key experiences throughout the academic year.

Developing the Young Workforce at Mackie Academy – click the logo below to read the latest DYW news!

Previous newsletters

January 2020
November 2019

Click on the image below to learn more about the different areas covered by DYW at Mackie Academy

Subject Pathways

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DYW Events

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National Parent Forum for Scotland: Careers Education – A World of Opportunity

The resource below gives a comprehensive guide for parents as to what they can expect from schools in terms of careers education.

Career Education A World of Opportunity

Skills Development Scotland

Here at Skills Development Scotland (SDS) we support pupils, parents and teachers with a comprehensive range of career information advice and guidance (CIAG) services.

Our professionally qualified careers staff provide face-to-face guidance. We also have our digital channels including My World of Work and

Our school services table  provides a comprehensive overview of the help on offer and can be accessed here.


My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service.  Click on the visual above to access the website.

At school and right through to retirement, My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:

  • Subject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career
  • Leaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
  • Exam results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps
  • Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
  • Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn? Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work