42 Cleveden Road, Glasgow G12 0JW

0141 582 0060

Cleveden Secondary School


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Amber Tortolano  - Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Careers Adviser

Throughout your time at school you’ll have to make some big decisions about your future, and that’s where Skills Development Scotland’s highly qualified Careers Advisers come in. 

Amber Tortolano n is based right here in the school to give you the careers support you need throughout your time with us. 

Through a combination of group sessions, one-to-one interviews and drop in clinic, Amber will help you understand how your personality, interests and values are key to making the right career decisions.  Careers Advisers can also help you understand how to develop and use your talents and skills, explore where they could take you, and identify who can help you along on your career journey. All to help you plan for and manage your career. 

To find out more about the support on offer please contact ,Amber Tortolano Amber.Tortolano@sds.co.uk , based in library and Pastoral Care Office Monday – Friday.

 Please also come also  Lunch time drop in sessions every Monday and Friday Lunchtime.

 You can also visit us on Skills Development Scotland FACEBOOK for information on local training and job opportunities, job search hints and tips, or to contact the Byres Road Careers team.

My world of Work 

My World of Work is Scotland’s online careers information and advice service - offering tools to help you choose a career. You’ll also find information and advice on topics like CVs and interviews, learning and training, job vacancies and apprenticeships. If you’re a parent, there’s advice on how to support your child as they make career decisions. To find out more go to myworldofwork.co.uk, follow @mywowscotland on Twitter or My World of Work on Facebook. From Skills Development Scotland.




Apprenticeships have changed, with more than 80 different types covering hundreds of jobs. With a Modern Apprenticeship you get a job, get paid and get qualified - in some roles right up to degree level. No wonder more than 25,000 people choose a Modern Apprenticeship every year. Want to know more? At apprenticeships.scot you can search for apprenticeships, apply for apprenticeship jobs and find out more about the different levels of qualifications. You can also check out Foundation Apprenticeships which help you kick-start your career before you even leave school. Go to apprenticeships.scot and follow @apprentice_scot.  From Skills Development Scotland.

Digital world 

Careers in digital technologies offer endless possibilities and opportunities. Scotland’s digital technologies sector needs lots more people like you right now and in the future. Digital World provides information on tech careers in Scotland, ways to get in and where to study. Be inspired...find out more by visiting digitalworld.net, and follow @DigitalWorldHQ or Digital World on Facebook. From Skills Development Scotland and Scotland’s digital technologies sector. 

Employabilty programme

The employability programmes available to the school includes:

Career Academies 


Career Academies UK leads and supports a movement of over 1000 employers and over 120 schools and colleges, working together to raise the aspirations of 16 and 19-year-olds. This initiative is well established throughout schools/college throughout Scotland. Cleveden Secondary School has been a part of the Career Academy Programme for 2 years and will be recruiting again for next session.

Young people have the opportunity to be paired with a suitable mentor from the business world, who can support the young person with the important career decisions. Pupils will also have the opportunity to visit various businesses to find out more about how they operate. Not only do the pupils have the opportunity to participate in the mentoring process, they also complete an internship during the summer break between 5th and 6th year. This gives them first hand experience of what would be expected of them in the world of work.

Please visit the website for more information: www.careeracademies.org.uk

Keep a look out for more information regarding recruitment for next session!



The Top-Up Programme has been designed to help S5 and S6 school pupils who are planning to enter higher education after school, or considering that option. Top-Up prepares pupils for the transition from school to university and helps them make informed choices about their futures.

Top-Up aims to increase school students' awareness of higher education and the realities of study at this level. University is very different from school. Whether students want to pick up completely new subjects or continue with familiar ones, they are likely to find themselves learning in new ways. Top-Up is a rigorous, academic programme that introduces students to these new learning methods and environments, as well as equipping them with the key critical skills they will need to be successful learners. The Programme is designed to foster and promote critical thinking and independent learning, as well as key skills for successful higher education study, such as note-taking and making, decision-making and essay-writing.


The Reach programme is a programme aimed at supporting pupils interested in attending university. It is co-ordinated in collaboration by the University of Glasgow and the school.  It is aimed at S4-S6 school pupils with the interest, potential and ability to study one of the following professional degrees: Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.



Pupils have the opportunity to study an alternative curriculum at college. This can give them skills and experiences which will help them enter employment.


Additional Programmes:

  • Work Experience
  • Mentoring
  • Master Classes
  • Visits to businesses
  • Visits to colleges and universities
  • Motivational speakers from various industries
  • School employability events
  • Leadership programmes - COPE Leadership (ASDAN Qualification) and Determined to Lead (SQA    Qualification).


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