Tagged with Good Careers Guidance

CDI UK Career Development Awards

Grofar Win at the UK Career Development Awards 2018

Grofar are extremely proud to receive the award for Best Practice in the Use of Technology in Career Development – Sponsored by the DfE at last nights CDI UK Career Development Awards 2018. “I am very proud to receive the award amongst strong competition on behalf of the entire Grofar team. I am very lucky to […]

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National Careers Week

Grofar is proud to be supporting National Careers Week

The Grofar Pledge “We will help all schools meet Gatsby Benchmark 1 – for FREE” As part of National Careers Week, we will provide: Free access and use to the Grofar careers planning tool developed with the CDI Free webinar training in how to get the best from the tool This will result in a […]

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student passport

Student Passport – your views

We are pleased to publish the results of our recent survey regarding “Student digital passports”. Grofar currently has one of the industry leading student passports and this work was undertaken to inform our future developments. What many schools tell us is that they want a digital equivalent of a “Record of Achievement” and that is […]

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UK Career Development Awards 2018

Grofar shortlisted for CDI UK Career Development Award

For the second year running Grofar has been shortlisted for the CDI Best Practice Research and Technology Awards in the category of “Use of technology in Careers development”. We are delighted to be chosen by our peers as providing a system that warrants this recognition and look forward to showing many people the system at […]

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THe Woodroffe School

Grofar student passport competition winner

We are delighted to announce that Mike Holding at Woodroffe school in Lyme Regis Dorset was the happy winner of our competition linked to our recent “Student passport” research. Mike is the Head of Work Related Learning and Enterprise and will be putting Grofar to good use with his students in the coming year. When […]

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UK Careers Development Awards

Grofar shortlisted for UK Careers Development Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the “Best Practice in the Use of Technology in Career Development” category of the UK Career Development Awards run by the CDI.  We have strong competition from another great company, SDS, who have been shortlisted twice, once for their ‘My World of Work Live! and also their […]

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Student using Grofar

CAREERS GUIDANCE: The Poor Relation in the Education Sector

Earlier this month the Chairs of the Education, Skills and Economy Committee slammed the Government’s failure to address inadequacies in careers guidance as “unacceptable”, demanding that Ministers act to improve provision as a matter of urgency to ensure young people are equipped with the right skills to succeed in the modern economy. The Committee published […]

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Evidence Employability Skills & Careers Guidance Provision

Evidencing student employability skills and careers guidance provision

Recording employability skills, careers guidance provision, activities and events is essential to evidencing the quality and the impact of your careers programme and helping your school to provide students with the best possible careers service. Evidencing skills and careers guidance provision is made easy with Grofar as these 4 steps demonstrate. 1) Add activity to a student […]

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‘Careers advice should be a core part of a young person’s schooling’

This week the Government’s Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy concluded that the lack of good careers provision in schools in England was harming young people’s job choices and having a detrimental effect on the economy. In a report, MPs said: “We recommend that Ofsted introduce a specific judgement on careers information advice and guidance […]

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