In Year 12, students receive extensive training in the use of Unifrog, with key tasks built into their PSHE scheme of work and Careers Programme which they continue to use throughout their sixth form career journey. Unifrog brings together every university course and apprenticeship, as well as other opportunities, such as MOOCs. This make it easy for student to compare and choose the best university courses and apprenticeships for them. Additionally, the platform helps students draft a personal statement, applications and CVs and has an extensive Careers Library. Students can access the platform at school and home using their password.
Careers Research on Unifrog
Unifrog offers three different libraries of information on specific careers, academic subjects and information on career paths.
Careers Library: Over 800 hundred job profiles are featured on the Careers Library and students can search using themes, careers areas, or subjects. Each guide contains career summaries and information on earning potential, future prospects, day-to-day responsibilities and access routes to get there.
Subjects Library: Students can use the smart searching options on the library homepage, or search using their favourite subjects, to access and explore the 100s of subject profiles.
The Know-How Library: The Know-How Library offers 100s of guides and videos relating to different pathways such as UK universities, UK Apprenticeships, Oxbridge, the world of work and universities overseas.
As well as Unifrog, students have access to the National Careers Service website which offers information on a vast array of careers, via its list of 100s of job profiles.
The National Careers Service also has a helpline students can call 0800 100 900, which is available from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week, and a webchat service.
The Unifrog Interactions tool is a tool for both students and teachers. For teachers, it’s a good way to track evidence of all careers guidance interactions; one-to-one careers meetings, employer encounters and visits to universities and FE institutions - for each of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks. The student side, is a live feed of all these interactions, where they can see at-a-glance which interactions they’ve had and what’s coming up.