Using our extensive experience in the graduate sector with market-leading products, including TARGETjobs and TARGETpostgrad, GTI recently set our sights on applying our skills and expertise to the school leaver market. Through a series of innovative media products and new ventures, we have made the first leap in making a significant improvement to the provision of careers information and guidance resources for young people.
In addition, we have ensured that key influencers such as schools and parents are able to access an integrated range of services and resources to help pupils understand their strengths, research their options, build skills and make informed decisions on career and further education prospects.
Services we offer include:
TARGETcareers helps school leavers make better choices about their future by providing expert information and advice on the range of career possibilities available. Whether they are considering university, sponsored degree programme with an employer or a higher apprenticeship, TARGETcareers is there to help them take the next step in their education or career.
In addition to online careers resources, TARGETcareers prints three essential publications (100 most popular employers for School Leavers, Paths to Professional Careers – a Parent’s Guide and TARGETcareers Construction, Engineering & Property) free into schools, with a combined circulation of 135,000 copies in order to raise the profile of career opportunities.
You can request, view and download copies of TARGETcareers’ guides for school students and their parents and teachers by going to the Parents and teachers area of TARGETcareers.
The TARGETcareers School Leavers’ Challenge is a national competition for any student in years 12 and 13 or further education College, that tests students’ key strengths and work readiness. The top 100 are invited to the final at the BT Tower, where they will be pitted against other competitors across a number of challenges to find the overall winner.
Students attending the grand final get the opportunity to network with employers and to receive expert careers advice. The winner will also be awarded the grand prize — a unique day’s experience with BT at their state-of-the-art global research & development headquarters.
The TARGETcareers School Leavers’ Challenge offers school students unprecedented opportunities to network with employers, while adding extracurricular advantages when applying to universities or apprenticeships.
If you would like to help raise awareness of the event at your school or have any questions, contact us here.
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“The content and style is extremely informative whilst remaining succinct and easy to access, and the articles on balancing different choices are very clear and unbiased. It is so much better than something that I could produce myself on all the potential options after school, hence the request for more copies.
School librarian & careers coordinator
In September 2016, GTI acquired Inspiring Futures — a leading provider of careers information, advice and guidance for young people both in the UK and internationally.
Over the course of 70 years, Inspiring Futures has earned an excellent reputation for delivering professional and impartial careers programmes that enhance schools’ existing CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) programme.
Our professionally qualified guidance team deliver support to students through a mix of online psychometric profiling (similar to those used for university and graduate recruitment), face-to-face guidance discussions, up-to-date careers information and resources, a careers helpline for ongoing support, skills workshops and career insight events.
We work closely with the staff responsible for delivering careers and higher education programmes in their schools to help them deliver the very best support for their students. Support includes a unique school membership programme that provides a reassuring extra pair of hands, consultancy and invitations to events to help you keep your knowledge up-to-date.
Find out how our services can enhance your school's careers programme and support you to deliver effective career education, information, advice and guidance.
If you would like to find out more about Inspiring Futures, please fill out the form here.
The depth and breadth of knowledge that the Inspiring Futures Team possesses is second to none.
Jumeirah College, Dubai
I really enjoyed how professional my guidance discussion was, as it made me feel more like an adult. It has opened my mind about my future in a positive way.
Student, International School Hilversum