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  • BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE AND BUILD YOUR SKILLS You might have friends who volunteer – doing something extra in their community, just ‘because’. But why do they bother, when they don’t have to? Here are six big reasons why you should consider volunteering… It’ll Boost Your......

  • DON’T JUST BANK THE CASH – BUILD SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TOO! Thinking of doing a summer job? Make sure you pick carefully! Your top concern may be banking some cash for the holidays – but the right summer job can also beef up your CV,......

  • Need a job between school, college and/or university terms? Here are some top secrets for securing that summer job! Make Sure Your CV Is In Shape Your CV is your personal advert telling employers why you should get the job, so make sure it’s in......

  • Social media is a powerful tool for connecting and engaging with your network and the wider community. With this in mind, we’d like to help you make the most of your accounts by encouraging your current students, parents, alumni and employer contacts to get involved......

  • The U-Explore team has ended 2016 on a high after being awarded a unique quality standard which recognises excellence in the delivery of information, advice and guidance. The matrix Standard is an internationally recognised mark for organisations to assess and measure advice and support services......

  • Andrea Collins, Director of Sixth Form at Kearsley Academy, is transforming her school’s approach to gathering and using student aspiration data to plan a careers guidance programme which puts relevant and meaningful encounters with employers at its heart. Kearsley Academy is one of nearly 1,500......

  • Like any careers adviser, Lesley Cassell of Ecclesfield School strives to make careers guidance relevant, engaging and impactful, while facing the challenges of limited time, access to facilities and budget. Thankfully, our careers guidance software, Start, has enabled her to create a strategy that ...

  • Update from Andy Pickles, CEO U-Explore   We’re delighted to share the exciting news that U-Explore has acquired the employment advice and inspiration website Plotr. The acquisition will drive much needed consolidation in a fragmented careers market place and investment in improved products and...

  • A recent survey by the Varkey Foundation, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Times Educational Supplement (TES) surveyed over 1,000 UK teachers, with over half (55%) labelling their school’s careers service as “inadequate” in helping their students to make informed decisions. As a r...

  • U-Explore MD Matt Peters explains why… So, GCSE results have been announced and (if you take the national statistics) there has been an overall fall in A*-C grades. How have you fared? We ran a survey last night, which indicated 88% of students were nervous......

  • Results day is coming up this month and you’re probably nervous about what will happen when you open that envelope. Trust me, I know how you feel! You feel like your whole future is in there. That was me – a couple of years ago –......

  • The employability and work readiness of young people is rarely out of the news. Year 10 students Aaron Brooke and Joe Brear recently spent some time on work experience at U-Explore, so we took the opportunity to see what they had to say about it......

  • The summer is almost over, we hope you had a wonderful summer break. September is upon us however we wanted to share with you this resource to help take some of the pain away. Amongst all the political uncertainty, one thing we’re sure of is......

  • Download: STEM crib sheet resource Looking for some quick and easy to prepare ideas for activities that will inspire young people to become Scientists, Mathematicians and Engineers? This crib sheet is designed for any teacher teaching a STEM subject and will help to widen aspirations around STEM bas...

  • Today the NHS is 68 years young #HappyBirthdayNHS! For years we have loved and benefitted greatly from the NHS so to celebrate, here are 68 NHS jobs that you can learn all about on Start: Art Therapist Psychotherapist Occupational Therapist Dramatherapist Dental Therapist Music Therapist Orthopist M...

  • Time and time again schools tell us that what Year 12s struggle with most, when writing their personal statements for UCAS applications, is evidencing their skills and qualities. They might have their academic requirements all sorted but how can they stand out from the crowd? How......

  • We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to Start so far this year. From teachers telling us that Start is ‘better than anything else I’ve seen’ to students describing the software as ‘one of the best things I’ve gone on to see what jobs match me’,......

  • In the recent research we commissioned looking in to the job satisfaction of UK adults, what we actually wanted to find out was what factors were contributing to how happy – or unhappy – someone was and whether or not any of these could be......

  • Increased competition and informed choices take centre stage in the latest Higher Education White Paper ’Success as a Knowledge Economy’. As part of plans to reform the HE system, bold commitments are made around improving competition and choice for young people. But do they go......

  • Outdated and poor quality careers guidance is costing our economy dearly. A lack of appropriately skilled people means that hundreds of thousands of jobs are unfilled in the UK yet, at the same time, 1.7 million people are unemployed. Seems almost paradoxical doesn’t it? How......

  • Download: the full report Download: the summary report Late last year I was visiting the Head of Careers at a school in Northampton discussing U-Explore and our plans for Start, when I was struck with the comment that since the demise of Aimhigher and the fragmentation......

  • Well, that’s the opinion of Teach Secondary magazine and who are we to argue? We were really pleased that the magazine wanted to review Start and it’s due to be featured in this month’s edition as well as being available on teachwire.net. The positive review......

  • I had the pleasure of attending ‘Joining the dots’ – the first Careers and Enterprise Company conference on the 11th of May. I thought the event was well attended and rightfully attracted some high profile speakers such as yourself, along with many familiar faces from......