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What is Grofar?

Grofar offers award-winning careers service, work placement and CRM software for schools, colleges, and learning providers. Established in 2014, we are the market-leading provider of T-Level and work placement software, and we support organisations across the UK to manage their students’ careers-related education, work experience, and business engagement activities.

Grofar is committed to facilitating and driving the student careers and character development journey. Our goal is to fully equip education providers to support their students throughout their careers education. We want to ensure that every student:

· is work-ready

· is provided with relevant and aspirational career opportunities

· is tracked to a meaningful destination, ensuring that no student gets left behind

Our easy-to-use and innovative software solutions encompass everything from careers programme planning and delivery, activity tracking, event organisation and feedback to work experience management, job opportunity boards, and destinations data collection.

Our pioneering mobile careers passport provides tools to engage students and helps them to track careers and employability activity. It allows them to take ownership of their careers development, as well as offering access to the relevant resources, labour market information, and opportunities they need.

Grofar supports schools, colleges, and learning providers to be Ofsted-ready, meet statutory guidance, implement the Gatsby benchmarks and to drive their careers provision, work placement programmes, and business engagement activity effectively.

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Educational Impact

improve school processes
94%
provide school data
91%
build student knowledge
72%
reduce teacher workload
63%
save school money
63%

Case Studies

Jun 2019

Milton Keynes College

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May 2019

Burton and South Derbyshire College

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Apr 2019

Buckinghamshire College Group

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CompanyBusiness Name: Grofar Ltd
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2015
Website:
Twitter: @grofar_tweets
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/grofar
Phone: +44 117 315 5261
Age Range11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+
FeaturesCareers Service SoftwareWork Placement SoftwareCrm & Employer Engagement SoftwareVwex Programme SoftwareCareers Programme SoftwareComplete Work Experience (wex)Virtual Work Experience (vwex) BundleStudent Careers & Work Readiness PassportWork ExperienceCrmDestinations DataDestinationsAlumniResource LibraryResourcesT LevelT-levelIndustry PlacementCareersWellbeingEnrichmentActivity TrackingGatsby BenchmarksLmiLabour Market InformationSkills BuilderPlacements ManagementDigital Cv
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

The Grofar platform can be accessed from any internet-connected computer or mobile with a web-browser.

No special software is required.

Set Up

We can have you fully up and running within days. We offer comprehensive training so you and your team will be confident in how to get the most from the platform.

TrainingIn PersonLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

Free training is provided when you join Grofar to ensure you are confident in how to get the best from the platform.

What sets Grofar apart is our comprehensive support for our customers and commitment to working closely with our community to continually improve our software and product offering. Joining the Grofar community will provide you with access to exclusive work placement webinars, best practice events, and work placement delivery experts.

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge BasePhone Support

Grofar Ltd is located at St Nicholas House, 31-34 High Street, Bristol, BS1 2AW.

Home Learning

School must create the account.

Students will be able to access the student portal from home and engage with the digital platform.

TagsCareerApprenticeshipWEXSkills BuilderCVGatsbySkillsCRMBusiness engagementPSHECareers planPlacementsWork experienceT levelsLMISkills BuilderGatsby Benchmarks

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Grofar license prices are annually recurring and are listed excluding VAT.

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Grofar Reviews

4.75 out of 5

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Grofar has collected 8 reviews in the past 6 months

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Connie Gibbs

Lead Work Placement Officer

West Suffolk College, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Grofar daily for 1-2 years

Sep 2022

Easy system to use.

Connie Gibbs found Grofar:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately provides school data
  • Significantly improves school processes
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Sali Martin

Careers Lead

Wayland Academy Norfolk, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Grofar daily for 7–12 months

Sep 2022

Because Grofar can do all of the things that we are looking for, I have frequently told people (schools and external agencies) how easy it makes my job.

Sali Martin found Grofar:
  • Not significantly saves school money
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly provides school data
    I can keep a central record of all the careers activities that have taken place and work out which year groups need further intervention and which have had a lot. We can keep a central record of all careers IAG meetings which is accessible by all stakeholders.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Obtaining destination data and alumni records
  • Not significantly builds student knowledge
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Julie Watson

Head Of Data Services

Hartlepool College of Further Education, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Grofar weekly for 4-6 months

Sep 2022

Extremely happy to date with the service and support

Julie Watson found Grofar:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Although in the early stages, we will benefit from staffing costs as it will take out some of the manual processes we currently have.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Automated logs to employers for validation, currently ring round employers which is time consuming for staff.
  • Significantly provides school data
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Will streamline the recording of WEX and IP
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
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Gayle Pogson

Head of Careers, Work Placements and Employability

Yeovil College, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Grofar daily for 1-2 years

Sep 2022

I have recommended to multiple providers. The support and constant development is fantastic and we really value the time given to make sure that we are able to use the system. Webinars are also really useful.

Gayle Pogson found Grofar:
  • Not significantly saves school money
    We do far less printing as we are paperless now with our placement processes
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly provides school data
  • Moderately improves school processes
    It ensures we have covered all bases and this is good for audits etc.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Learner engagement is key and we as an organisation are working hard to embed the use of Grofar with learners and staff.
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Jo Green

Industry and Work Placement Officer

City College Norwich, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Grofar daily for 1-2 years

Aug 2022

I’m overall very happy with Grofar.

Jo Green found Grofar:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly provides school data
  • Significantly improves school processes
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Michelle Marshall

Industry Placement Lead

Grantham College, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Grofar daily for 4-6 months

Aug 2022

Grofar makes creating and monitoring industry placements easy, accurate and fast.

Michelle Marshall found Grofar:
  • Significantly saves school money
    I don't have to spend time in the car sourcing placements, I can contact a whole lot at once.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    If it is used properly, the teachers do not have any recording to do
  • Significantly provides school data
    I can quickly and easily see the number of placements and the numbers that completed their placement
  • Significantly improves school processes
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
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Georgina Hicks

Placements Adviser

Hartpury University and Hartpury College, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Grofar daily for 3-4 years

Aug 2022

Georgina Hicks found Grofar:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Reduces paperwork and we are able to prompt and support tutors in aiding their students. It is all on one system and in one place to make sure there is consistency.
  • Significantly provides school data
    Majority of placement and careers data is produced from Grofar to feedback to the college.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    We are able to provide a lot of services for placements and careers via Grofar, however the impact does depend tutor and student engagement.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The students that engage with aspects of Grofar do find it useful as they can use it as evidence and support their career ideas and opportunities.
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Cassandra Fisher

Group Head of Industry Placements & Connections

West Suffolk College, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Grofar daily for 3-4 years

Aug 2022

Cassandra Fisher found Grofar:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Time and efficiency. Improved evidence towards financial audits avoiding financial clawbacks.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Streamlined processes and eliminate paper chasing. Puts student in control of placements with minimal input from staff.
  • Significantly provides school data
    Tracking and monitoring. Dashboard provides visuals for Senior Leadership reporting. Measure the impact of student placement through assessment and targets.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Being a digital platform, it is a one stop shop for all placements with clear 8 step process. No need for paper forms which are easily misplaced.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Using the assessments correctly it gives students more knowledge on soft skills and where improvements are needed. Stretch and challenge targets are set to improve on placement. Students build the knowledge of what is needed to be work ready which supports the academic learning and skills transference.
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