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Careers

The Careers Centre is a valuable school resource that assists students, through the expertise of our Careers Advisor, to prepare themselves fully for tertiary study or the workplace. Some of the services offered include:

Careers Counselling - personalised career counselling and self assessments to help students identify their strengths and interests. Many students have no idea of which direction they want to take after high school - an appointment with the advisor can often be a great starting point.

Career Resources - there are countless resources available in the Careers Center: university and polytechnic prospectuses, course flyers, information on different careers, videos, CD ROMs and web resources relevant to careers.

Organised Events - career expos, university/polytechnic visits, work experience days, visits from many tertiary education providers and private companies.

Information for Parents - parents are an important partner with the Careers Center. Find out about services, programs, events, and resources to help your son succeed with his career plan.

Tertiary Accomodation Applications - the Careers Centre can assist students who are considering moving to another region for their tertiary study.

Career planning advice

Careers NZ

This website has all the information you will need about work and learning in New Zealand. It has many useful interactive tools for students, such as a subject matcher, skill matcher and all you need to know about specific jobs in the jobs by interest section.

www.careers.govt.nz

CareerQuest is an interactive tool that recommends jobs based on your interests. 

www.careers.govt.nz/tools/careerquest

Current Skill Shortages in New Zealand

As part of your career research find out what jobs are currently on Immigration New Zealand's long-term skill shortage list. If there is a shortage there is a greater chance of gaining employment in this area.

http://www2.careers.govt.nz/jobs-database/whats-happening-in-the-job-market/jobs-in-skill-shortage/

The Occupation Outlook report.

This report helps students determine what their chances are of getting a job in a particular industry area.

It also provides excellent information on pay rates and qualifications required.

www.dol.govt.nz/publications/lmr/occupational-outlook/index.asp

Schoolconnect is a career planning resource which outlines study, work and travel options.

www.schoolconnect.co.nz

No Major Drama provides information about all majors offered across all NZ universities.

www.nomajordrama.com

'Just the Job' has an interactive website, this has over 200 short video clips profiling careers in a range of industries. This is an excellent way to find out all you need to know about possible future careers. There is also a fun careers quiz.

www.justthejob.co.nz

 

CV Preparation

Key information you need to include in your CV

knowyourcv.careers.govt.nz/

CV and cover letter templates

www2.careers.govt.nz/how-to-get-a-job/cvs-and-cover-letters/templates/ 

Financing your study

For information about student loans and allowances

www.studylink.govt.nz

Industry Training Contacts

If you are interested in a Modern Apprenticeship, an Industry Training Organisation (ITO) can help you work out what you need to do, and what qualifications you can get.
There are about 40 ITOs, which cover a wide range of industries including service, manufacturing, primary industries (such as agriculture), and trades.

www2.careers.govt.nz/education-and-training/workplace-training-and-apprenticeships/workplace-and-industry-training-contacts/ 

Careers with Defence Forces

www.defencecareers.mil.nz 

Scholarships 

Breakout – a scholarship database which can only be accessed through school based computers. This has information about most scholarships available in NZ. 

www.fis.org.nz

Maori students’ scholarships, grants and awards

www2.careers.govt.nz/education-and-training/scholarships-grants-and-awards/scholarships-grants-and-awards-for-maori-students/

Polynesian students’ scholarships, grants and awards

www2.careers.govt.nz/education-and-training/scholarships-grants-and-awards/scholarships-grants-and-awards-for-pasifika-students/ 

Subject Choices

  • Information is available at the school careers centre and on the notice board upstairs in A Block.
  • Recommended school subjects for university preparation are available on the university websites. 

University websites

Auckland University          www.auckland.ac.nz
AUT     www.aut.ac.nz
Canterbury University   www.canterbury.ac.nz
Lincoln University      www.lincoln.ac.nz
Massey University     www.massey.ac.nz
Otago university    www.otago.ac.nz
Victoria University    www.victoria.ac.nz
Waikato University      www.waikato.ac.nz

 

Polytechnics

Wintec                      www.wintec.ac.nz
Te Wananga     www.twoa.ac.nz 

               
  

Job search websites

www.jobfinders.co.nz
www.trademe.co.nz/jobs
www.seek.co.nz
www.jobs.nzherald.co.nz
www.frogrecruitment.co.nz 

Enquiries

For enquiries about the services offered by the Careers Centre please contact:

Mrs Lynnette Ross
HOD Careers
Star Co-ordinator
(07) 853-0440 ext 2426
e-mail: lross@hbhs.school.nz

or

Ms Megan Bowden
Careers/Gateway Administrator
Tel: (07) 853 0440 ext 2427
e-mail: megan.bowden@hbhs.school.nz 

Gateway Enquiries

For enquiries about the services offered by the Gateway programme please contact:

Mrs Wendy Barry
Gateway Co-ordinator
(07) 853-0440 ext 2428
e-mail: wbarry@hbhs.school.nz

 

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