Career Update for Year 13 students
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:
Willingness to Learn
Thinking Skills (Problem solving
and Decision Making)
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)
NZQA Record of Achievement
Record of your achievements – sporting, cultural, academic
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
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.
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.
These visits are a great way for you to gain a greater understanding of what is available and what might be best for you.
Sign up forms for these visits and other career events are in the Careers Room. We ask you to sign up so we have an indication of numbers expected to attend – there is also an attendance sheet on the day which we do the KAMAR entries from so that you are not marked “T”. Here are the opportunities available until the end of Term 1.
Tuesday 18 February
Period 3 11.35am to 12.30pm Library
FRV Waikato University
Wednesday 04 March
10.30am to 11.30am Careers Room
COACH and MASH
Thursday 12 March
Period 3 11.10 to 12.05pm Library
FRV Canterbury University
Tuesday 17 March
Period 2 9.45am to 10.40am Library
Monday 23 March
Period 2 9.55am Library
FRV Massey University
Tuesday 24 March
FRV Auckland University
Waihangatia tōu ake rapuara ki konei
Create your own career pathway here
Trident High School
Period 2 9.45am to 10.40am
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
Kanewa Stokes will be in the Careers room on Wednesday 4 March 10.30am – 11.30am topromote these programmes. If you are Maori and have a minimum of two applied sciences
and an interest in the health sector you should attend. I cannot recommend this programme highly enough – it is outstanding. If you are Maori and have two applied sciences and do not
know what you want to do when you leave school – attend. Sign up sheet in Careers Room.