For young people seeking guidance, the DiagOriente platform offers for free, career opportunities to discover, based on identifying their skills and areas of interest.

Its originality lies in the educational approach with a threefold objective: to learn in a fun way to translate one’s experiences into skills, to mapone's“transversal skills”, specifying for each a level of mastery while connecting them to professional situations.

It is accessible, free of charge, to all young people and the professionals supporting them.

By logging on, the platform offers access to DiagOriente or DiagOriente Scolaire, which is intended for a younger audience such as secondary school pupils, young people who have left the school system and are benefiting from a "second chance" system. Or to structures offering support for socio-professional integration, such as the Missions locales (network of 436 structures welcoming young from 16 to 25).

The platform offers a guided orientation path in three stages: knowing oneself, projecting oneself, committing oneself.The tone and interface were designed for a young audience, specifically targeting young people leaving the school system without a qualification or with a first level of qualification.

The “Take stock of your skills” section is dedicated to identifying skills, experiences and areas of interest to create a CV. Personal, professional or engagement experiences are to be described in terms of activities; then the system suggests related transversal skills, to be rated in terms of level of mastering.

The second part of the “Discover the right jobs for you” section focuses on identifying areas of interest. The personal profile feeds career suggestions through one algorithm. It also allows users to search for jobs for information and save them as "favourite jobs". 532 jobs are listed on the platform.

The third part of the platform, "Find opportunities near you", is backed by geolocated professional internships or apprenticeship training offers.

Several games allow the user to discover, in a playful way, the logic of the competency-based approach used. In an immersive way, the user allows the platform to develop by testing certain functionalities in the "DiagoLab" such as an interview simulator or a chat.

Specific functionalities are offered for guidance practitioners, nearly 5800 employment and guidance professionals use DiagOriente.

A blog is also available, where users can find testimonies from other users or from people in retraining more generally, as well as more general articles on guidance and training.

The "Training" section redirects the user to appointment slots for training courses ranging from getting to grips with the platform to training on civic service and 30-minute discussion sessions.

More detailed documentation of the projects carried out by DiagOriente or the team is available in the "about" section, allowing the user to have a more detailed idea of the objectives and the approach of the platform.

A one-minute video presentation is also available on the homepage.

DiagOriente is a platform built around several clearly defined principles:

  • developing education to guidance and to“learn to learn” about one’s experiences,
  • the control of the users over the algorithm, by weighting one’s centre of interest and experiences, in order to determine the importance they have for career suggestions.
  • the transversal skills map is built on the basis of a proven framework, the result of several years of experimentation (ie European project Rectec

DiagOriente was developed as part of a “State start-up", and is rolled out within the frame of the "Youth Guarantee" support scheme.

Field experiments have helped refine the services offered.

In early 2020, Diagoriente was deployed in 166 “local missions” and over 10,000 youth accounts had been created, from this date to date 149,933 users have benefited from support. The platform is expected to reach 800,000 young users.

More information:

DiagOriente an innovative guidance platform for youth
  • Author / Originator: The French ministry of Labour backed by a “state startup” (Id6).
  • Country of origin France
  • Resource launch date January 06, 2020
  • Main focus Career Development
  • Modality Remote
  • Context Employment (PES), Youth Work
  • Type Intervention
  • Target group Jobseekers, Disadvantaged groups
  • This practice developed through Erasmus+ No
  • Website