CAREERS CORNER

APPRENTICESHIPS
The government is now making extra funding available for businesses to take on apprentices.
If you are considering a career in building and construction or roofing, joinery, electrical, plumbing once you leave school. Please register your name with bengek@trident.school.nz to attend short interactive conversations with employers and apprentices.

 

 

NEWS - UNIVERSITY PRESENTATIONS

For all of the Presentations (unless otherwise stated) please register interest by emailing Mrs Cannell or texting/phoning to 027 499 5300.

Information for Senior Students

One on one appointments are available with Mrs Cannell 

 

One on one appointments are available with Liaison Officers as follows:

Waikato University:  Taha tagitu-Huata Email taha.tangitu-huata@waikato.ac.nz

Otago University: Grace Latimer Email: grace.latimer@otago.ac.nz     Mobile: 021 279 9731  

Victoria University:  We will not be taking students to the Open Day this year.

 

Auckland University

Here are some useful links you might want to explore:

Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 - If you’d like to do some research into your own study options, entry requirements, rank scores, subject requirements etc.

Register your Interest in Undergraduate Study - If you’d like to keep up to date with key information, dates and reminders from the University of Auckland

Webpages to all other faculty specific information

Accommodation

Scholarships

If you are ready to apply to the University, you’re welcome to complete the Application for Admission online. It is free to complete an application for admission and you can change your details and selections at any time up until the application closing dates. 

University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2021. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list.

Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success. 
For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub Scholarship page

SCHOOL LEAVERS

Please check the Trident School Leavers Toolkit page, it will be updated regularly.

CAREERS

Career Update for Year 13 students

 

Employability

Many of you will be thinking about leaving school at the end of this year and starting out in the world of work. There is a lot you can do to prepare yourselves for this.

Firstly, here are the seven employability skills which employers say they look for in new staff:

  1. Positive Attitude

  2. Communication

  3. Team Work

  4. Self Management

  5. Willingness to Learn

  6. Thinking Skills (Problem solving and Decision Making)

  7. Resilience

You can practise these every day with your friends and teachers at school.

Here is a list of some of the documents you will need for the world of work – you can begin to gather these together in one place now so they are ready when you need them.

  • Birth Certificate or Passport

  • Driver Licence (minimum of restricted)

  • IRD number

  • Bank account

  • NZQA Record of Achievement

  • Record of your achievements – sporting, cultural, academic

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • References

If you need assistance with any of these, please see Mrs Cannell.

 

Here are some useful websites: 

 

  • ATNZ (Apprenticeship Training New Zealand) is New Zealand’s largest employer of apprentices in engineering and related trades. Check out their website

  • Competenz offers a recruitment service matching potential apprentices and trainees with job opportunities across 37 industry sectors. Check out their website

 

  • Check for trades careers

  • BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) – support over 13,000 trainees and apprentices across a number of industry sectors. Check out their website

 

  • MITO (Motor Industry Training Organisation) Each year MITO helps thousands of learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate their careers with on- the-job training and apprenticeships. Check out their website

TERTIARY STUDIES

This is a very important year for you – your Level 2 results will be important when you apply for scholarships later in the year.  The other thing which is very helpful for you to have is a record of school, community and/or voluntary work. This tells decision makers that you are able to sustain a good level of academic achievement and contribute to the community you live in.

 

Universities

Universities make two visits to school each year.  The first visit is called a “First Round Visit” (FRV) and usually happens in terms 1 or 2.  The FRV is an introduction to what is on offer for you and a lot of information about university life generally.  This covers entrance qualifications, university jargon, degree options and subjects available, scholarship opportunities and accommodation.  While each university has an emphasis on their own offerings, the content of each first round presentation is valuable information across all New Zealand universities.  It would be a good idea for you to attend one or two this year – just to see what they are like. These events are advertised via Student Notices, and on these year level newsletters.  The newsletters will also be uploaded to Trident’s website.

 

The second visit happens in term 3 or 4 and at this time school liaison officers provide course planning – that is the choice of papers and assistance with your degree structure – support with completion of applications for accommodation and courses, information on scholarship application etc.  This will be helpful for you next year.

 

Whakapiki Ake is a recruitment project which aims to expose Māori students to health careers and increase the number of Māori students entering into healthcare professions.  What Whakapiki Ake offers is:

  • Maori student scholarships including fees and course related cost support

  • COACH (Year 13) and MASH (Year 12) programmes

CAREERS

Update for Year 12 students

Employability

Many of you will be thinking about leaving school at the end of this year and starting out in the world of work. There is a lot you can do to prepare yourselves for this.  Firstly, here are the seven employability skills which employers say they look for in new staff:
 

  • Positive Attitude

  • Communication

  • Team Work

  • Self Management

  • Willingness to Learn

  • Thinking Skills (Problem solving and Decision Making)

  • Resilience

You can practise these every day with your friends and teachers at school.
Here is a list of documents you will need for the world of work – you can begin to gather these together in one place now so they are ready when you need them.

  • Birth Certificate or Passport

  • Driver Licence (minimum of restricted)

  • IRD number

  • Bank account            

  • NZQA Record of Achievement

  • Record of your achievements – sporting, cultural, academic 

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • References

If you need assistance with any of these, please see Mrs Cannell.

 

Here are some useful websites: 

 

  • ATNZ (Apprenticeship Training New Zealand) is New Zealand’s largest employer of apprentices in engineering and related trades. Check out their website

  • Competenz offers a recruitment service matching potential apprentices and trainees with job opportunities across 37 industry sectors. Check out their website

 

  • Check for trades careers

  • BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) – support over 13,000 trainees and apprentices across a number of industry sectors. Check out their website

 

  • MITO (Motor Industry Training Organisation) Each year MITO helps thousands of learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate their careers with on- the-job training and apprenticeships. Check out their website

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