Graduate Management Scheme

Target Group
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

Target is one of Britain’s leading specialists in software solutions. We have offices in Newport, Cardiff, Chester, Poulton, Leyland and New Zealand. Target provides software, business process outsourcing and managed services to companies in the financial service industry. We want to be the software-driven services provider of choice for loans, investments and insurance.

Starting life in 1979, we now service £24 billion worth of assets for our clients, generating annual revenue of £46m across markets in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Today we have the people, processes, technology and insight to consistently deliver an innovative a highly customer-centric approach for our clients and their customers. Our team brings tremendous experience and expertise founded on a consistent set of values to which we work.

About You

Are you wondering which career path to take after university? At Target we want to attract and develop the brightest people to join our graduate management scheme.

Do you have a 2:1 or above degree in any discipline?

Do you have the passion and commitment to suggest and implement change in the business?

Do you have the drive to become a successful Target leader of the future?

About the role

Our management programme is aimed at attracting our future managers, whilst providing variety and exposure across our business. The programme will allow you to gain a thorough understanding of a variety of business areas including finance, project management, software development, marketing and business intelligence.

Our Graduate Management Program runs for two years, during which you will complete four rotations in different areas of the business. Your first placement will be decided by the Graduate Steering Committee and be based upon preferences communicated in your interview and your educational or work history. The aim of the programme is to develop you into a manager and leader of the future within Target Group.

Alongside placements, you will be involved in graduate projects; an incentive that allows graduates to make a real difference to the business. A couple of examples of Graduate project outputs are as follows:

  • Company Overview Document
  • Best Companies Employee Survey
  • Career Development Site

We will offer you structured support and development as you rotate around the business, engaging you in a mentor scheme with a senior business leader and offering placements with clear and challenging objectives.

Upon completion of the two year scheme, you will move into a role within a specific area of the business to commence your professional career within Target.

Areas of the business you’ll work with

  • Project Management
  • Software Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Client Development
  • HR
  • Bid, Sales & Marketing
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Finance Customer Services
  • Consultancy
  • IT Managed Services

What we expect from you

  • Competitive Salary
  • Training & Development
  • Pension Contribution
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Performance Reviews

What you can expect in return

  • Be Supportive
  • Be Customer Focused
  • Be Risk Aware
  • Be Accountable
  • Be Bold
  • Be Results Driven

Your skills & experience


  • 2:1 or above degree (any discipline considered)