SRUC

Information on careers and/or sandwich year placements is primarily handled by Academic Staff.  Advice on application form completion and making the most of your curriculum vitae (CV), as well as providing information on further courses/training is also available from staff members.

Each of the campuses libraries are also a source of careers information, including:

  • Current vacancy lists
  • Vacation employment
  • Careers directories
  • Prospectuses
  • Daily newspapers

Other careers service facilities are also available but they vary with each campus and with regards to which university is verifying your degree course.

Aberdeen Careers Advice

Information on careers and/or sandwich year placements is primarily handled by Academic Staff, but please check with your Education Office for guidance.

Students on courses validated by the University of Edinburgh can use the University of Edinburgh Career Service,  which is located in the main University Library at George Square. There is also a unit of the Careers Service on the King's Buildings Campus, situated in the Weir Building. This is only open during term time.

Further information on careers, employment and working abroad can also be found in the careers section of the library, and on student noticeboards.

Ayr Careers Advice

Information on careers and/or sandwich year placements is primarily handled by Academic Staff, but please check with your Education Office for guidance.

Students on courses validated by the University of Edinburgh can use the University of Edinburgh Career Service, which is located in the main University Library at George Square. There is also a unit of the Careers Service on the King's Buildings Campus, situated in the Weir Building. This is only open during term time.

Appointments can also be made with a careers adviser from the East Ayrshire Adult Guidance Network.

Barony Careers Advice

As students of Barony Campus you have access to a Careers Adviser through Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

SDS is an All Age guidance service here to promote effective career planning and employability support. We can help if you are uncertain about how to plan your future career path, if you are feeling unsure about the choices you have made and want to know where you can go now or if you would benefit from help in how to start researching your own career ideas.

We can also help with more practical skills like writing CV's and interview skills which can help you make a smoother transition from college into the world of work. To make an appointment with them, please contact the Education Office using the details below and they will organise an appointment for you.

SDS also run My World Of Work, a website that helps you to get up to speed with the job market, search for vacancies, explore training opportunities and find out about other peoples experiences of working and finding work.

Edinburgh Careers Advice

Information on careers and/or sandwich year placements is primarily handled by Academic Staff, but please check with your Education Office for guidance.

Students on courses validated by the University of Edinburgh can use the University of Edinburgh Career Service,  which is located in the main University Library at George Square. There is also a unit of the Careers Service on the King's Buildings Campus, situated in the Weir Building. This is only open during term time. 

Subject specific careers advice is provided within each of the taught programmes by SRUC staff who know the area. Your programme leader
and advisors of study should be able to help you.

In addition, copies of all careers information sent to SRUC are posted on noticeboards, and the virtual learning environment, Moodle.

Finally, an annual Careers' Fair is held at SRUC for all SRUC students.

Elmwood Careers Advice

Many of our courses at Elmwood also involve periods of work placement as an integral part of the course. We also encourage students to consider uploaded their CV's on to the Education into Enterprise website and applying for placements with businesses across Scotland.

Students can also apply for Erasmus placements in the European Union.

Completing periods of work placement enhance CV's and give students an advantage in the job market.  Check with your Education Office for further guidance relating to careers advice and work placements.

Oatridge Careers Advice

Careers Guidance is available through your course tutor, but your education office will also be able to help point you in the right direction of where to find advice.

Further specialist help can also be sought from Skills Development Scotland, who have a careers center in nearby Livingstone and can be accessed online through the Skills Development Scotland website.