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The Good Schools Guide has teamed up with the online and learning development platform Aptimore to help get young people get ready for interviews, starting work and succeeding in work.

Incorporating a combination of psychometrics, personalised feedback, case studies and exercises, Aptimore is a self-directed online learning programme that uses interactive technology to teach you all about the world of work – both in terms of getting ready for it and thriving once you are there. You can tailor the programme to give you the skills in any of the following:

  • Impress at interview
  • Get work ready
  • Build your knowledge of the world of work
  • Gain confidence
  • Develop your emotional intelligence
  • Understand yourself and other people
  • Learn how to navigate tricky situations at work
  • Get better at building relationships

Aptimore was developed by a team of workplace psychologists with experience of assessing and developing people to help them make the most of their talents.

Aptimore – how does it work?

It’s very easy to use. Once you are signed up, you receive a welcome email with log on instructions. You then complete a psychometric personalisation questionnaire, which tailors the learning programme to your needs.

Next, you choose your own pathway through the 19 learning units, which you can complete in your own time. If you’ve already got a job, for instance, and want to learn how to hit the ground running and maximise your chances your being successful, you’ll choose different units than if you are preparing for job interviews.

Each unit takes about 20 minutes to complete. Within each, you will find yourself in a range of workplace scenarios and will practice making decisions to build your judgement. You will learn a lot about yourself and the way you come across to others, and you will also meet over 100 other ‘characters’ (the kind you’ll meet in your working life) along the way. When you’ve completed the programme, you’ll get a CPD completion certificate.


Aptimore – is it unique?

No other learning provider offers this kind of personalised learning experience, with feedback and guidance tailored to what the individual learner needs. No other programme equips young people with this level of insight at the start of their career.

Aptimore – what does it cost?

The Good Schools Guide Careers is offering one year’s subscription to Aptimore for £250 (less than 70p per day). You can visit and revisit the learning platform as many times as you like during your year to get yourself back into the right place before each interview or to build your understanding while settling into a new role.

Aptimore – how do I sign up?

Contact Katy Lindsay at [email protected] to find out more about how Aptimore works and how it can help you succeed in interviews and flourish in the workplace. If you are ready to get started now, then click on the link.

'We cannot teach people anything. We can only help them discover it within themselves.'
Galileo Galilei

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