How to use Plotr - FAQs for students and young people

How to use Plotr - FAQs for students and young people

Plotr is here to help when you have big choices to make, from choosing school subjects to exploring careers matching your interests and thinking about next steps. Need help? Check our FAQs.

Have a question about using Plotr to explore careers? Read our FAQs below. If you don't find an answer to your question, email and we can help.

Joining Plotr Playing the Game Careers Advice Studying Getting a Job

Joining Plotr

I can’t remember my password. What should I do?

Email to let us know your full name and the email address you used to register. We can then reset your password for you.

I haven’t received my verification email yet. What should I do?

Email to let us know and we can verify your account for you.

I’m having problems with registering for a Plotr account. What should I do?

Email and we can take steps to find the best way to create an account for you.

I’ve left my school and but still want to keep my Plotr account. What should I do?

If you’ve registered with your school email address but want to change the email address for your account, log in and hover over your name in the top right hand corner. Click “account details” and there you can change your email address and reset your password.

How do I delete my Plotr account?

We’re sad to see you go! To remove your account, log into Plotr and hover over your name in the top right hand corner. Click “account details” and at the bottom of the page there will be an option to remove your account. You can always re-register for a Plotr account at any time.

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Playing the Game

How long does it take to complete the Game?

The full Game takes about 45 minutes to complete, but isn’t designed to be played in one session. Register for a free account on Plotr to make sure your gameplay is saved for you to come back to whenever you want.

My career matches aren’t showing. What should I do?

Your career matches usually show up on the right hand side after you’ve answered 14 questions.

Check your internet connection, as sometimes a poor connection can slow things down.

If you have a good internet connection and your matches still aren’t showing, make sure you’re registered with Plotr and have verified your account before logging off and clearing your browser’s cache. Once the cache is clear, log back into Plotr and hover over your name in the top right hand corner. Click “Game” and load the previous Game results.

To ensure that the correct results of the Game show every time, it is recommended that your web browser’s cache is cleared after every session.

How can I restart the game?

In the top right hand corner, hover over your name and click “Game”. You’ll see an option there to restart the Game as well as load or delete old ones.

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Careers Advice

How can I use Plotr for advice?

Want to know about the different routes into careers? Visit the Choices Zone to discover tips about the different pathways into a career. From apprenticeships and training to starting your own business, there’s lots of information to help you get started. This page is designed to help you through your options and inform your decision.

Got your eye on a particular employer? Want to learn more about the opportunities available to you? Visit over 100 employer profiles that explain exactly what the company does, what it’s like to work there and the different career paths on offer.

Still at school? Find out more about your options at school and get advice when making decisions about GCSEs, A-level, Highers options and exciting equivalents like BTECs. There are lots of exam, revision and study tips ready at your fingertips too!

Looking for face-to-face meetings with people who can help? We have a list of helpful UK organisations as well as useful articles explaining who can give you careers advice tailored to you.

The National Careers Service provides free careers impartial advice, too. You can call them on 0800 100 900 or visit their website for an online chat.

How do I sign up to the newsletter?

If you haven’t created an account on Plotr, click “register” on the right-hand side at the top of the page. Fill out your details and subscribe to the Plotr newsletter.

If you’ve already registered and would like to subscribe, log into Plotr, hover over your name in the top right hand corner and click “notification settings”. Here, you’ll be able to tick a box to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

Where can I read the Plotr Magazine?

The Plotr Magazine comes out monthly and is available to download as a PDF or as an app on Android or iOS. 

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How can I use Plotr to help me choose subject options at school?

Choosing GCSE options? Here are 19 questions to ask yourself and help make your choices a bit easier. You can also check out our whole GCSE options zone.

Choosing A-levels? Click the link – we have a whole zone dedicated to that.

How can I use Plotr to help me with exams?

Whichever exam you’re revising for, our revision tips can help. Once your exams are finished and Results Day comes in, you can explore our guides to GSCE results day and A-level results day.

How can I use Plotr to help me find a qualification?

Use the Plotr Course Finder to find training qualifications local to you.

Have you thought about an apprenticeship? It’s a great way to get qualifications whilst working and earning a wage too. As a school-leaver you can even get degree apprenticeships to get a degree qualification without going to university.

Find out more about apprenticeships to see if they’re an option that’s right for you.

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Getting a Job

How can I use Plotr to find out about apprenticeships?

Visit our Apprenticeships & Training Zone! You’ll discover youth-friendly employers who are hiring apprentices, read real-life Q&As from apprentices, discover the types of apprenticeships on offer and more! You can also find local apprenticeships by using our Jobs Finder tool.

How can I use Plotr to help me get a job?

If you haven’t already, play the Game to discover industries and careers that match you.

Want to begin your job hunt? Browse your career matches and find detailed career profiles to help you get started, with tips on useful skills and more. Got a career in mind? Use the Plotr Jobs Finder to find opportunities local to you.

Register on Plotr to save your Game, job searches, articles and more!

How do I get in contact with an employer about their opportunities?

On most employer profiles, you can look on the right hand side for links to their career websites which will tell you how to get in contact. If you are still unsure, email and we can show you how to get in contact with an employer.

How can I use Plotr for inspiration?

You’re in luck! You can use Plotr in so many ways for inspiration.

For a start, you can download our monthly magazine. It’s totally free, and packed full of information and inspiration with a different theme each month. The Plotr Careers Magazine is available to download as a PDF or as an iOS/ Android app.

Explore Career Worlds to get an idea of the different careers available from a huge range of employers and business areas. You can explore different careers in each world and discover ones you might not have thought of!

If you have an idea of the kind of thing you want to do, but don’t know the exact career, you can investigate industries.

Looking to hear from people who work in an industry or career? Visit the Articles Zone to discover careers inspiration for students, school leavers and young job seekers. Explore all kinds of useful career resources plus hear stories from other people in amazing apprenticeships, graduate schemes and jobs all across the UK! 

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