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Announcing TARGETcareers

Group GTI is excited to announce the launch of TARGETcareers, a series of career products and services to support school leavers in planning their professional career paths via university, higher apprenticeships or school leaver schemes.

With over 25 years' experience of producing market leading careers advice products and services for the graduate market under the brands TARGETjobs, TARGETjobs Events and TARGETpostgrad, GTI is ideally placed to meet the growing need for careers advice for 15–18 year olds. The TARGETcareers product portfolio has been produced following detailed research through the trendence School Leaver Barometer and the parental influence report, focus groups with current A level students and discussions with key stakeholders, to ensure it meets the essential needs students, teachers and parents.

Only 14% of students are aware of School Leaver programmes currently offered by national employers
Source – trendence school leaver barometer 2014

Publications from TARGETcareers

Our first publications, detailed below, are out now with more products to launch in 2015. If you are responsible for careers within your school and would like more information please email TARGETcareers. For any advertising enquires please email our sales team.

100 most popular employers for School Leavers

The UK's 100 Most Popular Employers for School Leavers

A ranking of the most popular employer and university brands as voted for by 7,000 school and further education students in years 10–13.

Find out more about the top 100 employers in the UK that offer school leaver and apprenticeship programmes, divided by sector and region. Plus the top 20 ranking of the most popular universities voted for by your peers.

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Construction, Engineering and Property for School Leavers

Construction, Engineering and Property for School Leavers

For students and parents of students aged 14–19 interested in a career in engineering, surveying, construction and property. It will help you choose and get started on your career journey either via university or within an employer apprenticeship or school leaver scheme.

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Our students gained a great deal from being able to research such a wide range of school-leaver opportunities in one place. It has given a number of them the boost they needed to start finding out more about the options open to them, and has kick-started some lively discussions within the common room.
Mr Will Abell, Head of Sixth Form, Freman College
The <strong>trend</strong>ence School Leaver Barometer 2015

The trendence School Leaver Barometer 2015

Last year trendence and CASCAiD surveyed over 7,000 year 10–13 students at more than 1,000 schools in the UK, and we're doing it again this year. The questionnaire explores students' experiences of careers guidance and information, access to employers, career plans and their choice of job, employer, apprenticeship or university.

We use the responses to produce both the School Leaver 100 report and the trendence School Leaver Barometer Report.

Are you a student?

If you are in year 10–13 and want the chance of winning the top prize of 300 or one of four prizes of 50, click here to take the survey.

Are you a teacher?

If you are a teacher, we would really appreciate your help to make this the largest school leaver careers survey in the UK. Copy and paste the text below into an email or your social media... or preferably both!

We want to find out what you think about your future!

Take ten minutes to answer a few questions and you can win:

300 top prize and four prizes of 50

Start the survey here.

Research reports from GTI

Research reports from GTI

Group GTI regularly produces research snapshots and white papers. You may be interested in reading the trendence School Leaver Barometer 2014, produced in partnership with CASCAiD, or our Parental Influence report, produced in partnership with AGCAS. Both can be found here: If you have any questions about the research please get in contact.

National Schools' Challenge logo

National Schools' Challenge 2015

The National Schools' Challenge took place on Friday 13 March 2015 at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. Over 100 students attended from the 10 regions of the UK to take part in group activities, hear directly from 10 recruiters and compete to become the best in the country. The winning students were Yifei Painter from Nottingham Girls High School (1st), Martin Oliver from Pate's Grammar School (2nd) and Zach Abbs from Hills Road Sixth Form College (3rd). The winning student took 1,000 for their school and 500 for themselves, with smaller cash prizes also going to 2nd and 3rd place.

Over 2,000 school and college students registered for the Challenge from all over the UK. They took a online intelligence and skills test and the 100 with the highest scores were invited to the Final. There they were split into regional groups and took part in a variety of practical tests which included individual and group exercises devised to test their decision making, creativity and business awareness. The exercises were based on the challenges they will face at assessment centre and everyone, not just the winners, gained valuable practice for the future.

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TARGETcareers is proud to work with

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To be in with a chance of winning, encourage your pupils to visit and fill in their details to be entered for the prize draw. The competition closes at 5pm on the 24 April 2015. Five winners will be chosen at random, and notified by 28 April 2015.