Job Explorer Database - Features

Standard features:

  • Information on 847 jobs (over 2300 career titles)
  • Fully revised and updated annually
  • Accessible easy-to-read essential job information
  • Further in-depth information about each job
  • Pay graph for each job, showing how pay changes with experience
  • Qualification requirements and training pathways information for each job, organised to make it easy to find what you need at 14+, 16+ and 18+
  • Work experience information for each job
  • Adult entry information for each job
  • Over 330 high quality video case studies - see people doing their jobs, not just talking about them
  • Over 3500 pictures of real people doing real jobs
  • Factsheets explaining various job explorer topics
  • Quizzes to suggest where to start looking
  • Top-tens and on-this-day – fun new ways into jobs
  • My Jed record. All-in-one page showing students' complete quiz answers, notes, and job suggestions. Save your quiz and notes to resume from later. Print out and keep as a record of your work.
  • Jed profiles. Create customised versions of Jed to use with different user groups.
  • Links to Higher Ideas (additional licence required) for suggestions on related higher education courses
  • All-in-one print page. Get all the information you want about a job in a single printout.
  • Glossary. Pop-up definitions for key words in the text.
  • Treasure Hunts. Engage your users with collaborative games.
  • Add your own web links. Include links to your Local Area Prospectus, Careers Service, or other links you choose.
  • Help videos. Short movies that show how to use Jed.
  • Text to speech. Feature reads the on-screen text out loud (internet only).
  • Use at home. Home access for students on your subscription.
  • One subscription covers your whole site (site licence only)
  • Access from anywhere (personal licence only)
  • Install it, or use your subscription from the internet. All features are available on the internet version except for localising.
  • First Jed. Included with Jed is First Jed.
  • Complies with W3C accessibility guidelines

    Jed complies with W3C accessibility guidelines

New for 2016-17

  • Updated throughout for new GCSE number grades in England
  • Lots of new factsheets added, with a new link from the home page
  • New jobs added and existing jobs reviewed and updated
  • New videos and picture sets added
  • Text-to-speech updated and made available throughout Jed

Find out more

Find out more about who uses Jed.

Last updated 27 May, 2016