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Start - online careers programme

As part of our commitment to provide an outstanding careers programme which prepares students for a rapidly changing world, we are delighted to announce that we use an innovative resource called Start.

Start was launched with students and their form tutors in assemblies during the week before half term. Students will be asked to create their own account for Start at school and will spend time in their Big Picture lessons using the resource.

As students customise their profile on Start with details about their skills, qualities, interests and work preferences, Start further personalises this information, helping them to navigate the thousands of jobs, courses, providers and opportunities available.

There are four main sections for students and parents to use:

World of Work

  • getting inspired
  • researching industries, jobs and employers
  • learning about skills that employers value
  • knowing how to stand out from the crowd

What to Study

  • researching pathways and qualification options
  • exploring by subject or qualifications
  • finding subjects or careers that suit their learning style

Where to Study

  • researching destinations by courses and subjects


  • explaining the value of work experience
  • learning how to write a CV or covering letter
  • preparing for job interviews
  • knowing what employers look for
  • effectively evidencing and demonstrating skills

We are encouraging parents to use Start at home as well with students so please find below a link to a video which explains how Start works and information to help parents register as well so you are also able to use the online resource:

To register go to and click Register

We hope that students and parents will enjoy using Start this year and that you will find it an interesting and valuable resource to use when discussing future career plans and options.

Harrogate Grammar School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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