Start Careers

Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.

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Who uses Start?

User activity is driven through schools and colleges as they embed Start as part of their careers provision.

  • Students – as the key beneficiaries, students between the ages of 11-18 are the significant user group on Start.
  • Teachers – from senior leaders to heads of year and subject teachers, Start is used by everyone involved in the careers process.
  • Careers advisers – personal guidance from a professional is an essential part of any careers programme and Start helps these users to stay up to date and engage with students.
  • Parents – as a key influencer in a young person’s careers advice, Start provides parents with access to the same information so that they can better support their children.

Why is start different?

There are many reasons but here are just a couple:

Firstly, Start brings together much of the functionality and content provided by other sites, all in to one place. For example, it includes tools such as job suitability profiling and an online record of achievement; as well as content including job profiles, apprenticeship vacancies and course information for all post-16 and 18 providers.

Secondly, it comes with a structure to guide students (and teachers) through how and when to use the platform. On Start, these are called Modules and students work through them throughout their time at school and college. They’re designed to guide students through all the information on Start and ensure that they’re prepared for their next moment of choice.

Getting started with Start

Anyone can join the careers platform, at anytime. Simply follow the link here to register for Start, and start your journey to a thriving career.