The Careers App For All Young People
and their schools and colleges
The Spark App gives students unique career opportunities and information in the palm of their hand
Live Employer Engagement with Major Employers
Hundreds of Career Profiles
University & College Course Information
Apprenticeship & Job Vacancies
Direct Messaging with Careers Advisors
“Spark is exactly what our students need and it helps us to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks”
Heidi Swidenbank, Head Teacher, Bolder Academy
Spark gives students unprecedented
access to some of the UK’s major employers
With a comprehensive programme of unique live events, Spark gives students direct access to some of the UK’s major employers, all from an App in the palm of their hand.
The App includes unique opportunities, information and resources that will help 'spark' curiosity and aspiration and open up a world of opportunities they didn’t know existed.
Effective, relevant, personalised careers information can help young people better understand the relationship between education and employment, broaden their career aspirations, challenge stereotypical views, improve motivation and attainment and help develop a more informed understanding of what they need to do in order to achieve their goals. Spark helps do that.
Access for All Wherever They Are
Smartphones have become the technology of choice for Generation Z, the first generation to grow up with the internet and smartphone technology as a part of their childhood.
Apps are straightforward, quick and easier to access than a website. Young people are familiar with them and they are available wherever they are.
Because Spark is an app it means it is easy for the school to roll out to all students allowing them to personalise its information and resources and have safe, individualised contact with their careers adviser.
Finally, all students' activity can be captured and reported in an analytics dashboard.
Out & About
A programme of live employer engagement events
Engage live with major employers.
Ask live questions.
A programme of 40 minute live employer events
Live participation by students on any device wherever they are
A panel of young employees introduce their role and background
Students get to see them in the workplace doing their job
Students can submit questions before and during the live event
Available on catch up if students were unable to attend the live event
Gatsby Benchmark 5 Employer Encounters
2022 Programme of Live Employer Events
Environmental and Sustainability Careers
Infrastructure and Telecoms Careers
Finance & Accounting Careers
Information Technology Careers
Travel, Hotel & Leisure Careers
Fitness, Hair and Beauty Careers
Becoming an Entrepreneur
Police, Fire and Security Careers
Supply Chain & Logistics Careers
Spark helps ignite curiosity about future opportunities.
Explore hundreds of careers profiles
Take a careers quiz to suggest ideas
Learn all about your potential choices
Get careers ideas by taking the careers quiz
Access careers profiles on hundreds of occupations
Search over 35,000 university and college courses
Direct message careers leader within the App
Explore live apprenticeship and job vacancies
Access the App for life
Spark helps schools meet the Gatsby Benchmarks
Spark believes the Gatsby Benchmarks provide a good framework for implementing outstanding careers education so it helps schools meet the Benchmark requirements.
Provides students with live, high production-value, employer encounters with major UK employers and employees, with the opportunity to ask live questions to learn about the skills valued in the workplace. (Gatsby 5,6)
Live Streamed events begin with exploration of the workplace. (Gatsby 6)
Personalised connection to participating employers via employer microsites.(Gatsby 3)
Gives students access to regularly updated labour market information and options for future study both academic and vocational. (Gatsby 2)
Intuitive search facility allows students to personalise information and resources to their individual needs. (Gatsby 3)
Dedicated messaging facility permits direct, safe contact with careers advisors. (Gatsby 8)
Track and monitor student app usage and activity via an online dashboard. (Gatsby 1)