About us

Developed in collaboration with universities, Group GTI launched TARGETconnect in 2013. The aim… to provide university career services a cloud-based system which would enhance the student experience, maximise career readiness and improve employability outcomes. As the needs of our university clients have evolved, so has TARGETconnect, expanding to cover all areas of student welfare and support. In 2018, we launched TARGETconnect Link, the UK’s leading and largest automated national graduate job and employer distribution service, bridging the gap between students, universities and the world of work.

As Group GTI has grown and TARGETconnect has developed, our team has expanded to provide a service which delivers world-class graduate outcomes.

Our history



Two Reading University students spot a gap in the market and set up Group GTI to help students make better decisions about their future.


Always keen to build new partnerships, we teamed up with Oxford University to develop the first careers service guide. This marked the start of over 25 year’s of service and integration with university careers services which continues to this day.


We thought it would be cool to build a graduate careers website – the precursor to TARGETjobs and the first of its kind in the UK.


No longer happy with being buried under mountains of paper applications, we introduced the world’s first graduate applicant tracking system in the cloud for our forward thinking employer clients.



We received a call from the University of Warwick who were looking for a new home for their careers service management system, Casigma.  We seized the opportunity and TARGETconnect was born.


Our clever engineers took the time to completely redevelop the system and launched TARGETconnect.


We expanded across all areas of Student welfare and support, helping out the University of Durham’s Student Services team.


Over the water, we had a successful roll out of TARGETconnect to Irish universities.

TARGETconnect Link


We listened to employer’s frustrations about the time taken to post their job vacancies directly to universities, so launched TARGETconnect Link as a one-stop distribution tool.


Working with our partners in Australia and South East Asia, TARGETconnect is launched down under.


Mark Blythe
Founder & Director

Email: mark.blythe@groupgti.com

Telephone: 01491 826262

Universities Contact

Brendan McGrath
University Partnerships Director

Email: brendan.mcgrath@groupgti.com

Telephone: 01491 828900

TARGETconnect Link queries:

For any queries relating to your registration or submission of vacancies please contact us on targetconnectlink@groupgti.com