New psychometric testing tool to shake up UK careers advice

Independent careers website Plotr.co.uk has launched a free psychometric testing game that enables young people to match their personality, skills and interests to real and relevant careers.

The game measures user traits across seven key areas of character: basic interests, personality, values, skills preferences, abilities preferences and work environment. Initial matches are available to explore within just three minutes, but the full quiz takes in more than 500 questions assessing over 180 personality traits.

Upon completion of the game, students receive a personalised report summarising their character and providing inspiration on a range of careers they may enjoy and links and insights into companies who can offer those roles.

In addition, the dedicated School Zone provides a range of resources to support teachers in delivering statutory careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and meet Ofsted destination requirements. This includes insight from employers on what it is like to work in their company and a database of thousands of apprenticeships, work experience and volunteering opportunities.

Chief Executive of Plotr, Jim Carrick-Birtwell, said “Jobs are evolving fast and they should inspire and excite all young people. However, teachers tell us that they need more support in delivering careers advice. The new Plotr, driven by its psychometric brain, is an incredibly valuable tool in fulfilling this need.  Our aim is for Plotr to become a first port of call for teachers looking to inspire their students about the thousands of different jobs available to them.”