We produce regular newsletters, updates and briefings about what's happening here at Careersoft and in the wider world of CEIAG. The most recent of these can be found in the news section of our website.
Older newsletters, such as the one below, contain interesting stories, however some of the information contained within them may be out of date. Please check any information carefully before making a decision based on it.
New statutory duty for careers guidance in schools takes effect
As of September 2012, schools now have a statutory duty to secure independent and impartial careers advice for their pupils in years 9 to 11. Previously this was the responsibility of the Connexions service.
The Act states that careers guidance involves helping people to make choices in education and training, and assisting them in managing their career. Careersoft’s Job Explorer Database (JED), has been ideally placed to help with this. With its expertly-researched information and tailored suggestions, JED can form part of a programme of support for students to enable them to make informed choices in education, training, and the world of work. Sales of JED increased during 2012 as the new duty took effect.
JED is the product of a team of careers experts with postgraduate careers qualifications and current client-facing experience. And because JED is paid for by subscription rather than by advertisers or recruiters or government quangos, JED’s users are assured of its independence and impartiality.
The requirement for schools will be widened from September 2013. From that date, the duty will extend down to Y8 and upwards to include the sixth form. First Jed, included as part of the standard JED subscription, extends JED’s appeal for younger users. For sixth formers as well as students making subject choices in Y9, Careersoft is recommending that schools consider using Higher Ideas too, to support students as they make choices for A-levels and higher education.
In a changing careers landscape, Careersoft aims to provide careers resources that are cost-effective in supporting careers guidance in schools and colleges. If you have yet to try JED or Higher Ideas, contact Careersoft for a month’s free access for your school.
Careers Gateway re-launched
Our popular student website has had a complete make-over.
The Careers Gateway contains links to thousands of websites, organised by career, and links to hundreds of organisations offering HE courses. The site has got new articles about planning your career. It also has helpful tips and advice about job seeking, CV writing, interviews and more.
It is free to access, so please let your students know about it by adding a link from your career resources.
New edition of ani-MODS
ani-MODS is an interactive learning resource where animated characters tell a story, with varied tasks and quizzes for students to complete.
ani-MODS has been updated for 2013 to include information about recent changes in legislation.
If you’re a current subscriber, you will have received your update by now, free of charge. If you’ve not tried ani-MODS yet, contact us to try it for free.
Out and about in 2013
Come and meet us at one of the national or regional careers events that we're attending.
Last updated 27 May, 2017