General & Company
General & Company
Our head office is in Leeds and we have a network of careers guidance professionals based in schools across the country.
Of course! We enjoy telling people about what we do and how we can help. Visit the Contact Us section of this website to find out how to reach the right person. We can speak on the phone, arrange a web chat or come and meet you face to face.
We have a network of over 3,000 schools and colleges using our products and services as well as a strong track record of delivering contracts for local authorities ranging from educational technology products to targeted intervention services for young people. Our team is also made up of qualified teachers and careers guidance professionals.
Yes, we’re very good at that. We’ve done this for lots of schools and we can mix statutory guidance with best practice and whatever it is that makes your school unique to come up with something relevant and fantastic. Visit the Consultation section of this website for more details.
We can help with this whether you’re looking for something regular or ad hoc, face-to-face in school or online. Check out these sections on this website for more details.
We’re always looking for the very best people to join our growing network of guidance professionals to deliver both face-to-face and online careers guidance to young people. Take a look at the services and get in touch using the details in the Contact Us section.
Anyone can register for Start in seconds at startprofile.com.
We are committed to providing all young people with access to quality careers information and advice regardless of where they live or what their school’s career budget is. The core elements of Start that enable young people to make better choices will always be free. We’ll cover our operating costs by providing additional optional upgrades that schools and colleges can subscribe to.
Call our team on 0113 276 8080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put simply, U-Explore Online helps young people to explore the world of work and develop employability skills, whereas Start focuses on a young person building a personal profile and then connecting their job and career aspirations to recommendations on what and where to study in order to get there. Start and U-Explore Online are separate products. You can access the great features of both products at the same time. Contact us to find out how.
Schools, colleges and training providers using Start can upgrade their subscription to access student data and reports that help to evidence and improve careers guidance programmes (we’ve even mapped these reports to help provide evidence against areas including Ofsted and DfE expectations as well as the Gatsby benchmarks).
No. However, in order to improve our product whilst keeping it available for free we are exploring ways in which we can engage partners. We will ensure that any such partnerships do not impact on our independence and impartiality.
We are absolutely committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our users.
U-Explore has been a trusted provider of services to schools and colleges for many years and as such our standards for the protection of personal data are very high. Using the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as our benchmark, we regularly review and update our technical infrastructure as well as all relevant procedures and policies.
No. Schools and colleges using our products will continue to be able to use them with students of all ages and there will be no need for users to re-register.
The data that we collect is stored on systems owned and maintained by U-Explore Limited in secure data centres within the UK with access limited to authorised individuals.
Students can continue to use some of our online platforms after they have left school or college, but after two years of inactivity beyond Year 13 (age 18) we will remove personal data.