Privacy & Cookies

Information About Our Use Of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential SESSION cookies, all cookies will expire after the length listed below.

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Google Analytics: Tracking the path of visitors through the website and identifying returning visitors. Statistics derived from this information help us identify how well certain pages and aspects of the site perform, and where we can make improvements to help visitors access the information they need more quickly and with less hassle.

From 30 minutes to up to 1 year


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2 years

Privacy policy

We are Careermap Ltd (Company Registration No 08505831, Registered Office Mitchell Charlesworth, 3rd Floor, 44 Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 5GP. We are the Data Controller for the data collected when you visit our website. As a company we are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of your personal information. We want you to be confident that your information will be properly protected whilst in our possession.

This notice explains how we, and carefully selected third parties we work with, will collect and use the personal information of candidates who register with us.

Please read this notice carefully and make sure you’re comfortable with the content.

Our representative for the purpose of data protection compliance can be contacted at:

A summary of your rights can be found here. If you have any questions about our use of your personal information, or you wish to exercise one of your rights under data protection legislation, please contact us at

We keep this notice under regular review. This notice was last updated on 04/09/2023.

Any changes we make to this notice will be posted on our website with a prominent notice and, where appropriate, we will notify you by email.

Our Website

Any other external websites that may be linked to our website will be subject to their own data protection statements/privacy policies which may be different to this notice. You should check carefully the content of those third-party notices before you submit any personal information to them.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information through the internet is never completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal data at all times, we cannot guarantee the security of the data you send to us through our website. Any transmission made is therefore at your own risk. Once we have received your information we use strict procedures and state-of-the-art security features to protect against unauthorised access.

Information we Collect from you and how we use it

You can find out more about the information we may collect, how we collect and use it from the sections below.

Category of Information: Information you give to us in order to register for our service (Voluntary Information)

Where it comes from: Completing our Candidate Registration Process

What is collected and how we use that information

In order for us to notify you of appropriate opportunities, we need to gather some personal data about you and understand the types of careers or roles you are looking for. Our Candidate Registration Process has been designed to ensure we are only collecting the information we need in order to provide our service to you/build your profile.

We will ask you to:

Create an account and password so that you can securely log on to our website and update your profile, change your preferences and see current opportunities. Provide your name, location, email address, date of birth, gender and contact telephone numbers. Create a profile, or provide a copy of your CV that includes the following: information on your qualifications information on any relevant work experience and/or job history information on your personal strengths and opportunities for development Confirm whether you have a driving licence. We have an online tool that you can use to create your CV (this will pull together the information you provide in our Candidate Registration Process).

We require this personal information in order to provide our service to you/find opportunities for you (i.e. it is necessary for us to perform our contract with you and is in our legitimate business interests). Your personal information will only be used for this purpose.

You can also let us know:

Whether you have a disability that an education providers or employer may need to be aware of for reasonable adjustments to be made for the selection process. Your ethnic origin Your preferred pronoun, gender (Including Trans categories), information about gender reassignment, neurodiverse conditions, sexual orientation, Socio-economic status; Please note that some of the information in the fields above constitutes Special Category of Personal Data (SCPD data). This information will always be optional. We will only collect this data on the basis of your consent where you voluntarily disclose these details to us and confirm whether these should be shared with your prospective education provider or employer for the purposes of making reasonable adjustments at workplace before you enter into a contract with them, and attending any interviews with them. We also statistical data for example, for the purposes of monitoring equality and diversity throughout the selection process and reporting.

Failure to provide this information will not impact upon your ability to register with us. We can still provide you with our service without this information. As we rely on consent as our lawful basis for processing this SCPD data, if you chose to provide it, you will be asked to declare (at the end of the Candidate Registration Process) that you’re happy for us to process this data as outlined in this privacy notice. If you have any concerns, please do not volunteer this information/tick the declaration.

Please be assured that after the initial collection of your ethnic origin, the information will be anonymised and used only for statistical purposes. To know more about this, please get in touch with us at

We will not share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes. The information you provide to us will be stored securely by us and our data processors. This captures data in both electronic and paper form.

We will use the contact information you provide to keep you up to date on traineeship, apprenticeship, education and other opportunities related to employment that may be of interest to you.

If you are subsequently offered a position or place on a training programme, your new employer or education provider will become a Controller of your personal information in their own right and will separately explain to you what additional personal information they require from you and how they will process it.


All communications we send to you will be connected with our service to find you a work opportunity. We will not use your personal data to directly market to you any product or other service.

As part of our core service, we will send you emails and messages which are designed to give you helpful practical hints and tips in your search for a position and keep you updated on latest news. You can unsubscribe to this communication at any time by clicking on the link that accompanies the newsletter when you receive it.

We expressly ask our network of education providers and employers not to use any of your personal data that they may obtain through working with us to market goods or services to you. If you receive marketing material from our network of education providers and employers that you feel you have not agreed to, please contact us.

If you send personal data to us indirectly through the third parties we work with (marketing agencies/promoters) these third parties will be in control of your personal data. You should check their privacy notices to ensure you’re comfortable with their marketing activities and the marketing you have consented to.

Information we collect about you and your device

Category of Information: Information we collect about you and your device

Where it comes from: Each time you visit our website we will automatically collect the following information:

Technical information - including your operating system, the browser you use, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, your login information and the internet protocol address used to connect your computer to the internet (Device Information)

Details of your use of our website - including traffic data, the resources you use, where you have clicked through to our website from that of a third party, the domain name of the connecting website, page response times, download errors, length of your visit, page interaction information and browsing behavior (Log Information);

What is collected and how we use that information

Some online identifiers (such as your IP addresses) are your personal information.

We collect Device Information so that we can ensure adequate technical support for our website and ensure it is functioning properly on all operating systems/browsers. We want to ensure the content of our website is being presented to you in the most appropriate way to ensure it is easy to use/navigate. We also need this information in order to allow you to participate in interactive features on the website where you choose to do so..

We collect Log Information so that we can better understand how our website is used and improve its functionality/content. We want to provide you with a customised service.

Your Device Information and Log Information will be combined with that of our other users and analysed or reported back to selected third parties in statistical form. It will not be possible to identify you from this aggregated information.

These activities are in our legitimate interests (i.e. we have a justifiable reason for processing your information in this way).

Pixel tags and cookies work together to tailor our website. These are also used in our email communications to understand whether you have used our website from the email and record whether it has been read.

You can manage this collection of data by adjusting your cookie settings. More information can be found at

Your Information

Do I have to provide this information?

Any personal information you provide to us which is based solely on your consent is entirely voluntary.

We will be unable to perform our service or enter into a contract with you if you fail to provide the mandatory information in the Candidate Registration Process.

Retention period

Your personal information will be held for a period of two years from:

The date you last used our website; or (if later) The date you registered with us; or (if later) The date you last spoke to us. We understand that you make have more than one position throughout your career and want to make it as easy as possible for us to continue to support you, if you wish. This does not mean that you cannot exercise your rights under law to ask us to erase your personal data at any time (see below).

During the time we hold your personal information access to it will be restricted on a “need to know” basis.

Keeping your personal information up to date

If you become aware that any personal data we hold about you is incorrect or there are any changes to your personal details, please log onto our website and update your information. If you have any difficulties doing so please contact us at

Providing us with personal information of another person

If you need to provide us with personal information about another person you must obtain that individual’s express consent to pass us their information. An example would be you providing us with the address/telephone number of your parent/legal guardian as part of your basic contact information. You should share this privacy notice with that individual as it may also apply to him/her.

Where we store your data

The data that you provide to us as set out above may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) by us and/or by the carefully selected third parties we work with.

We and third parties we work with may use cloud platforms to store your personal information. A cloud is a network of remote servers hosted on the internet. We will only use state of the art cloud platforms which give adequate guarantees that your personal data is secure. We will treat the storage of your personal data to the same level of protection as we treat our commercial information.

Where your data is held outside of the EEA, on a cloud or otherwise transferred, we will ensure this is only to a country which has been deemed adequate by a competent data protection regulator or where adequate protections have been put in place to safeguard the data (to the standards prescribed by law). This includes contractual protections.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this notice.

All information you provide to us is also stored on our secure servers.

To find out more about storage of your data, and the safeguards that are in place to protect your data outside of the EEA, contact us at:

Your Account Information

Where you have created a username and password as part of the Candidate Registration Process in order to access our website, please keep this confidential. Please do not share your account username and password with anyone else as this may compromise the security of your personal information.

Automated Decision Making

We do not make any decisions about you using automated electronic processes.

For some roles, you may be asked to complete an online assessment such as a personality profile or a Maths/English test. The results of these assessments will always be considered by a person before any decision is made based on them (i.e. you will not be rejected for a role by a computer analysing your results).

Third Parties

Where we send your personal information Where we think your preferences match an employment opportunity within our network of education providers and employers we will disclose your personal data to the provider/employer to put you forward for that opportunity. The provider/employer will contact you to discuss the details of the opportunity.

We will only disclose your personal data to potential employers if you have provided your consent and where we reasonably believe the role being offered matches your preferences.

Where you report a problem with our website, your personal information will be shared with carefully selected IT providers whose systems we utilise for our core business processes and who provide us with IT support.

In all other cases, we may share your personal data with:

Carefully selected third parties who provide a service to us to support our core operations, such as: processing our mail, communicating with customers on our behalf, running competitions and promotions, providing IT systems and administrative services and the development and improvement of internal systems and processes; Competent authorities (statutory bodies, regulatory authorities, authorised bodies who have a role laid out by law); Other organisations where we are legally obligated to disclose your personal information (such as requests made in the prevention and detection of crime), where disclosure is necessary to protect the property, rights and safety of us and our staff or where disclosure is necessary in order to enforce or apply our contract with you; Another company, if our business (or part) is purchased/taken over to ensure our products and services to you can be continually serviced or as part of discussions leading up to a sale/takeover; Another company from whom we are looking to purchase assets, where the personal information is relevant to us assessing if those assets will improve our offering to customers and/or our business processes; Other companies where we are trialling products and services which we consider may improve our offering to customers and/or our business processes; Other third parties where you have given your express consent or where we reasonably believe a third party is acting on your behalf. Whenever we share your personal information with third parties we will take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data and your privacy rights.

Your Rights

We recognise that the personal data we hold about you belongs to you and you should have control over how your personal data is being used. We have detailed below a summary of your legal rights.

You can:

Ask us to have access to, and for a copy of, the personal data we hold about you; Request that we amend or delete your personal data; Ask us to stop processing your personal data altogether or in a certain way; Change your mind about how you have agreed we can use your personal data. If you have given us consent to use your personal data in a specific way you can withdraw it. This means that we will stop processing your personal data in the way you have objected to from the date that your permission is withdrawn; Issue a complaint to the appropriate authority – see for more information; and/or Request that we transfer your personal data to another provider (this is known as data portability). If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or discuss them in more detail, please contact us using the email address below.

We need to make you aware that even where you exercise a right detailed above, we may not be able to comply with that request if an exception in law applies. Where this is the case, we will notify you and explain why we’re unable to meet your request.

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