Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
Employer partners help to deliver insightful, employer-led content. Start work with a range of organisations that are backing this innovative approach to careers education.
A key part of choosing what to study in school and college is understanding the range of career opportunities available. From Year 7 to Year 9, Start will help pupils understand the importance of GCSE subjects and the role of key skills that employers are looking for.
By Year 10, the programme will have helped pupils choose the options that are best suited to their ambitions, as well as focusing on next steps at post-16. For more information on how the Start programme is used between Year 7 and Year 11, please click here.
Information for Pupils
Start provides a wide range of activities for you to take part in, developing your careers knowledge and work-readiness skills.
These activities will help you to focus on what’s important when thinking about your future and they include online and offline activities covering topics such as:
- Selling yourself – the importance of a personal brand
- Learning from the jobs people in your family have done
- Understanding the importance of technology and how it’s changing the workplace
Create yourself a plan to work through all of the activities. New activities will keep being added, so check back on the site regularly.
You’ll need to login with your Start account to do the activities. If you don’t have one, just register yourself when prompted.