GA Provider Access Statement

Help your child explore their future career and education options at home by encouraging them to use Start – a fantastic online careers learning resource. Start is accessible anytime on computers and compatible mobile and tablet devices, and is designed to enable young people to make excellent choices about their futures.

Start allows young people to:

• Find jobs that match their skills, qualities, interests and work preferences
• Understand what different careers are like, including earning potential and the qualifications required
• Search live local Apprenticeship opportunities matched to their areas of interest
• See which businesses are recruiting in your area to understand local employment demand when making decisions about careers

A Guide to using Start can be found in the link below

Guide to using Start

Gatsby Benchmarks

The newly released government Career Strategy places the Gatsby Benchmarks as the standard for every school and college to work towards.

To be successful, it’s clear that schools and colleges will need to focus on all eight benchmarks and that no one activity or strand of provision will deliver a solution. Less clear, however, is the support and any additional funding that may be available to help schools and colleges put the necessary plans in place, For more information please click link Below.

Start mapped to the Gatsby benchmarks

Inspiring Students To Create Their Own Vision Of Success

We don’t believe careers guidance starts and finishes with a one-off interview in the careers office, it is ongoing and U‑Explore/Start is there for the whole journey.

Introductory videos about Start are below:

Not Registered?

If you or your child have not already registered, go to and use the code [SOLIHULL]

For more information on Start or the careers guidance in place at Grace Academy Solihull, please contact:  or visit


If you forget your password Please contact:  Please DO NOT register an extra account.

Grace Academy Careers Advisor

U-Explore also provide Grace Academy with a fully qualified, independent and impartial Careers Advisor.

  • One to one and group guidance
  • Help with UCAS applications
  • Help securing and making the most of work experience
  • Providing alternative options to University
  • Helping students prepare for the world of work (CVs, interviews, making a good impression in the workplace)