Our mission – to provide inspiring possibilities for school leavers
TARGETcareers’ mission is to help young people aged 15 to 18 make choices about their future by providing expert information and advice on the range of career possibilities available. Whether they are considering going to university, joining a sponsored degree programme or degree apprenticeship with an employer, or taking another type of school leaver scheme such as a higher apprenticeship, TARGETcareers can help them take the next step in their education or career.
Who are we?
TARGETcareers is part of GTI Media. Since 1988 GTI has produced careers advice products and services for university students across the UK and has helped millions of graduates find their first jobs. You may have heard of our brands for university-aged students, TARGETjobs and TARGETpostgrad, or our Inspiring Futures business, which provides careers advice and guidance in schools. Our content is produced by a team of expert careers editors and we have won awards for the quality of our advice content and the usability of our websites. We work with big-name employers, as well as universities, and also partner with other organisations that are passionate about helping young people achieve their career aims.
What can we do for you?
We can help your child or students to decide which career interests them and find out about the different ways they can get into it. We can give them a hand thinking about whether they’d like to start work after their A levels, Highers or equivalent or if they’d prefer to go to university full time first. And we can provide advice on how to choose the best degree or school leaver programme, and how to land a place on it.
Once they’re ready to start looking for specific opportunities, they can take advantage of our searchable database of school leaver programmes or our database of university courses. There's also a handy A to Z of UK universities, to help them research institutions that interest them.
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 open doors to careers that might suit them.
Extras for registered users
School students can sign up with us today to make the most of TARGETcareers: they can create their own profile and receive advice, jobs and details of university courses by email that are relevant to them. 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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