Welcome to TARGETcareers Futurewise

TARGETcareers Futurewise exists to help young people make choices about their future. We do this by providing expert information and advice on the range of career possibilities available and the best routes into them. Whether they are considering going to university or taking an apprenticeship with an employer, or still figuring out the right combination of school subjects, TARGETcareers Futurewise can help them make the next step in their education or career.

Who runs TARGETcareers Futurewise?

TARGETcareers Futurewise is part of GTI Media. GTI has been helping young people figure out their future and find work since 1988. We started with university students, first producing in-depth paper products, then adding a website, face-to-face events and competitions such as the Undergraduate of the Year. You may be familiar with our TARGETjobs brand for university students. In 2015 we launched the TARGETcareers website for 15–18 year olds, packed with information and advice from our in-house team of expert careers writers.

In December 2015 GTI joined with Inspiring Futures, which has been providing careers guidance in schools for over 70 years. Today its Futurewise programme helps school students to discover their skills and career interests and take their first steps towards their chosen career. In August 2018 we brought together the TARGETcareers and Futurewise websites to provide all our careers resources for school students in one place.

GTI’s main office is on Wallingford, Oxfordshire, and is pictured above.

How can TARGETcareers Futurewise help me?

The Futurewise guidance programme

The Futurewise programme is a paid-for service that provides online psychometric testing and one-to-one careers guidance. This is delivered via careers advisers with a level 6 diploma in career guidance and development and is available from year 10 upwards. If you’d like to purchase the Futurewise guidance programme for your school or for your child as an individual, visit the Inspiring Futures website.

As a part of our mission to help young people make more informed choices about their future, we also provide high-quality, free careers support, including the Futurewise programme, to pupils aged 11 to 18 in qualifying schools. Schools can apply via our careers award page or contact us by email to find out more.

No budget? No problem!

If you’re not able to get a place on the Futurewise programme, the TARGETcareers Futurewise website has masses of information and resources available for free.

We can help your child or students to decide which career interests them and discover the different routes into it – for some careers they can choose between starting work at 18 or going to university first. And we can provide advice on how to choose the best degree or apprenticeship, and apply successfully. They can find opportunities via our searchable database of school leaver programmes or our database of university courses. There's also a handy A to Z of UK universities.

Our advice is given the context of our careers expertise. So even if your children or pupils want to apply to university for an academic subject and make career decisions further down the line, we can help them choose options that will keep doors open.

If you’re a teacher or parent, also take a look at our parents and teachers section for lesson plans and other resources designed for you.

There’s no charge to become a registered user. School students can sign up with us to receive advice, jobs and details of university courses by email. As a parent or teacher you can join our mailing list to keep up to date with new content on site and news about events and competitions relating to careers and higher education.

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