Career Leaders - How Careerpilot can make your job easier - and help you meet Gatsby!
Careerpilot - One, free (in the SW and some of the SE), award-winning*, careers site for 11-19 year old students, parents, teachers and advisers - designed by career practitioners
Watch a short video overview of Careerpilot and the Pathway Planner https://youtu.be/OKMW_uKrW-o
Careerpilot - helping students become managers of their own careers
As careers professional we want students to be ready for their future careers. We have a video we use with students to explain the key things they can do to become managers of their own careers.
The Careerpilot site is structured under the three stages of career planning, offering students a process they can return to whenever they are making a career decision.
Careerpilot as a whole-school career resource
Careerpilot puts the students at the centre of the career programme and provides activities and resources to support schools in delivering effective careers from Y7-Y13.
Staff across the school can be using Careerpilot in a way appropriate to their role.
The information students build in their Career Tools reports will really help career staff, parents and career advisers find out more about what their students are interested in. - which is great for Gatsby 3 - meeting individual needs!
Helping schools to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks
If a school/college is embedding Careerpilot across the school then they will be meeting many of the Gatsby Benchmarks:
- See a summary map showing how Careerpilot can help you meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.
- Or look in more detail about how Careerpilot can be used as part of your Compass assessment.
Careerpilot is a suite of web tools that includes the Pathway Planner triage model and tool:
Careerpilot provides information and advice about all options for 14, 16 and 18 year olds, including apprenticeships, college, higher level study, etc. Students from subscribing schools/colleges can register (straight onto the site) and then access Career Tools, where they can build their careers report.
Career Tool include:
- A ‘job sector quiz’ to help them decide what’s important to them
- A ‘start with a subject’ tool that will show them where a subject they love could lead (subject teachers could use .these too)
- 'Start with your values' tool to help students find out where their passions/talents could lead.
- A ‘Skills Profile’ so they know their skills, ready for applications and personal statements.
- Information on lots of job sectors, with more than 800 of job profiles, showing salary, what’s involved, will this job grow, current vacancies, etc.
- A tool where they can search for courses and apprenticeships.
The Career Tools section is where students save their choices, skills and plans and create a great report which will move up with them every year, until they are 20. Teachers can see the report through an admin password for the Reporting Zone
The Careerpilot Parent Zonehelps parents/carers get answers to the career questions they want to ask.
Has resources to support delivery and the Gatsby Benchmarks (an admin password is required to access some resources - find out more here) including:
- Five-week careers programmes for every year group (Y7-13)
- Twenty minute tutor time activities for KS3 and 4
- Quick careers- 2 x 20 minute sessions for every year group
- Hot jobs packs - posters and activities related to jobs that will grow, including NHS, digital & IT and green jobs.
- Subject specific resources to help subject teachers connect their curriculum to careers
The Reporting Zone is free to subscribing schools or those in the free access area (mostLY SW and some SE) on completion of a Data Sharing Agreement - find out if you are a subscribing school/college in 22-23 (some universities, Uni Connects and Careers Hubs pay for you to access Careerpilot free).
The Reporting Zone enables a Career Leader to:
- View reports of the choices young people are making;
- Add actions and comments to a student’s report – which is then also visible to the students
How to get access to Careerpilot:
The site is free to use in the following regions in the South of England, funded through universities, Uni Connects and some Careers Hubs: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon and Berkshire.
Schools outside this area can access Careerpilot for a small, annual subscription.
Check whether your school has a subscription currently in 22-23. Or ask the Helpline if you have a subscription for 23-24 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Book onto our free webinars for Career Leaders and find out more, or read on for some of the key points.
- If you have a subscription, book a free, one-to-one consultation with a member of the Careerpilot Team (we all have lots of experience working in schools)
- If you would like a sample login for the site request through email@example.com
*CDI Award 2018 - For Careers and Employability website