Careers software and digital tools

Below are links to a number of key software applications and digital tools specific to working in career development. These listings are not an endorsement by the CDI.

Digital resources that have met the required standard are listed on the CDI Careers Assured quality mark page. Or you can find reviews on the Product and Service Reviews page.

Active Informatics
Active Informatics brings data to life. Our innovative applications support careers advice, student services and employer engagement teams, both in secondary schools and further education providers with access to real-time Labour Market Information and government data.  Learn more at our website:


Adviza provides the eCLIPS resource, an easy-to-use online careers system offering accurate and up-to-date information on over 1,000 jobs and careers.  eCLIPS has been trusted by schools, colleges and careers professionals for over 25 years

CareerMap makes finding early career opportunities a simple and easy process for school, college and university leavers. CareerMap is also useful for people simply looking for a career change. If you’re looking for a credible alternative to full-time study, CareerMap can provide you with a wide variety of opportunities from Apprenticeships, Courses and Graduate Programmes. There really is something for everyone.
CareerMap not only exposes you to a wide range of career opportunities but they also provide advice, guidance and support that enables you to make an informed decision about your future and career options.
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Career Workshop
Specialist providers of content, writing and updating expertise to public and private sector careers services. Also providing outsourced information, research and white label content services to outplacement and career transitions businesses including a directory of executive recruiters and industry/functional resources focused on the needs of senior executives.

Careers South West
CSW offer a range of tools to support organisations and individuals. The Career Readiness Tool - an on-line diagnosis of readiness for decision-making; Carrus a career management toolkit; Careers Logistics our labour market tool which uses LM trends to support career exploration and Passportfolio our high quality, interactive employability and careers planner.
Videos from give students inspiration and improved understanding of different careers and work environments. Young interviewees, filmed in the work place, explain their job, career path and required skills and qualifications. Available online and DVD.

Careersoft makes careers software resources for education and guidance. The product range includes JED for careers information, Higher Ideas to help with degree choices, and businessmaker+ to support entrepreneurship and self-employment. Careersoft products are available on a simple per-site or per-advisor licence, and are free to try before you buy.

Our mission is to help anyone, anywhere in the world, create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning.Our flagship product, Xello, represents a culmination of 50 years of innovation in the careers education technology space. Xello is a highly-engaging program that prepares students for post-secondary success in academics, careers and life.Integrated lessons are tailored to individual student’s likes and interests. Immersive career, college, and university profiles with rich photography and real-world interviews provide an authentic glimpse into their future.Students can customise their profile avatars, upload files to create unique storyboards, and see how their assessment results affect their future goals.By partnering with CASCAID to bring Xello to your school or college, you deliver a personalised and engaging experience at scale.     

Cognisoft supply powerful and highly flexible web-based information systems for providers of learning, employment, guidance and support services. Our experience and technology helps hundreds of public and private sector organisations to manage their work and understand its impact on their client groups.

A fully SIMS integrated, careers guidance management solution.  Grofar significantly reduces the time careers leaders and careers co-ordinators spend on careers administration and stores all careers information in one place.  Grofar helps every school to meet Statutory Guidance and implement the Gatsby benchmarks.  The easy and effective one-system solution encompasses everything from careers service planning, event organisation and feedback to destination data collection and work experience management. Engaging students, parents, businesses, alumni and SLT.  A pioneering careers passport ensures every student has access to evidenced aspirational careers advice.  Grofar was developed by the trusted, award-winning team that created Schoolcomms.

Indigo is Trotman’s complete, integrated solution for careers leaders, including modules for exploring careers, choosing university courses, managing work experience and lesson planning.  It enables students to explore hundreds of career options and all the latest university courses, personalising by areas of interest.  A range of time-saving tools help schools organise, deliver and record an effective and evidenced programme of careers education, including quality interactions with businesses.

JCA Employability provides solutions to the  careers, education, and welfare sectors to help individuals find and succeed in work. Using a blend of Emotional Intelligence and applied psychology, we have become industry leaders in creating assessments, products and programmes that positively impact the individuals looking for work and the organisations that support them.

Morrisby Organisation
Producers of a range of web-based products that are designed to support a school’s CEIAG programme. In addition to the popular Fast Tomato, our other products include our latest addition, Morrisby Online, which gives in-depth, online assessment and includes information on employment type suitability and preferred working environment.

Tribal is a global provider of software products and services to the international education, training and learning markets. Working as one, we focus on helping our customers to deliver excellence.

U-Explore's independent and impartial national careers platform takes learners on a unique educational journey to inspire them about their futures, placing them in control of their own learning and progression.

Unifrog is an award-winning online platform which makes it easy for students to choose the best next step for them after school, and also helps teachers to track students’ progress. Our university choosing tool helps students decide which courses to put on their UCAS forms, and our apprenticeship choosing tool makes it easy for students to find the right apprenticeship vacancies for them. 

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