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 Leaving high school is a huge step. The choices you make now will shape your next few years and maybe your whole life. Looking at all your options now is really important. SchoolLeaver is a one-stop shop to help get you under way. Read more...

 

You may be thinking about studying at a university or a polytechnic institute. You could be thinking about an apprenticeship or on the job training. Maybe a gap year is on the horizon. SchoolLeaver has the information, ideas and links you need to make the right call. Read more...

 

Where am I going to live? How do student loans work? If I’m in a job, how do things like tax, Kiwisaver and insurance work? What if I want to study overseas? SchoolLeaver can get you started on getting you sorted. Read more...

Latest News

Studying in Christchurch is becoming even more attractive with new accommodation options opened ...
One thing there is no getting away from is that studying at university or one of the country’s ITPs ...
Future engineers or furniture craftsmen get moving – you only have until Wednesday April 12 to get ...
Cybercrime is a huge problem facing businesses locally and all over the world, but on the other ...
Recently the University of Waikato tossed a stink bomb into the heart of the country’s academic ...
By Pritha Marks - Nowadays, taking a gap year is a pretty common thing to do, especially here in ...
New facilities, new focus and even a new faculty. Victoria University is adapting to make itself ...
While most NZ universities are starting to see declining student enrolments, the University of ...
Each year NZ’s top students are hosted at a parliamentary function where their efforts are ...
At some point, most of us would say we would like to help others, to change things for the better ...

Latest News

Studying in Christchurch is becoming even more attractive with new accommodation options opened this year by Canterbury’s three big tertiary institutions. 

One thing there is no getting away from is that studying at university or one of the country’s ITPs – Institute of Technology and Polytechnics – can be really expensive. Full-time course fees can cost anywhere from $3,000 - $10,000+ each year, and ...

Future engineers or furniture craftsmen get moving – you only have until Wednesday April 12 to get your entries in for the nationwide 2017 Toolbox Challenge.

Cybercrime is a huge problem facing businesses locally and all over the world, but on the other side of the hard drive, it can be a huge opportunity for students like you. 

Recently the University of Waikato tossed a stink bomb into the heart of the country’s academic establishment when it proposed the setting up of a third medical school in New Zealand.

By Pritha Marks - Nowadays, taking a gap year is a pretty common thing to do, especially here in New Zealand.

New facilities, new focus and even a new faculty. Victoria University is adapting to make itself more relevant and useful for its future students.

While most NZ universities are starting to see declining student enrolments, the University of Canterbury is bucking the trend and growing their number new student numbers for 2017.

Each year NZ’s top students are hosted at a parliamentary function where their efforts are celebrated and the top scholar from all high schools is recognised with the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence. The event acknowledges the highest ...

At some point, most of us would say we would like to help others, to change things for the better and to really make a difference. Then, when dreams and reality meet and faced with the pressure of “What are you going to do after school?”, most of us ...

For some of you - and your parents - the ranking a university holds for a subject or course can be a major factor in your decision whether to attend that institution.

If you are a student with Māori and Pasifika heritage, your pathway into secure and well-paid jobs in a growing range of trades has never been easier to find and start than right now.

It has never been a better time to think about study in the Bay of Plenty. New institutions and new campuses promise top conditions for learning and training in the years ahead. 

 ‘IT’ stands for Information Technology, which basically means dealing with information on computers and other electronic devices. The IT sector is made up of a huge range of jobs (visit Careers NZ to get the full list), most of which are just ...

Navigating your way through your final year at high school can be tough, and even tougher when you are at a decile 1 school on the wrong side of the tracks that is being threatened with closure. 

By Pritha

If you’ve made it to this page, you’re probably wondering what the health care sector actually is and what a job might be like.

If you think you would like to work with animals when you leave school, and even make a career out of it, there are plenty of courses available to get you underway. And here’s the good news – many of these courses have pathways into them if you ...

It’s a sad reality that there are some pretty big cracks appearing in New Zealand’s clean, green image we have sold to the world. Our 100% pure brand is looking anything but that.

As the summer comes to an end, many of you are getting ready for your final year of high school. As well as setting yourself up to make your last year a great one, this can be a good time to start thinking about your options for the following years. ...

If you are thinking about studying for a Bachelor of Arts, this article will interest you. Research suggests 40-50 per cent of current jobs will not exist in 10 years, and you are likely to do 15-17 different jobs over your working life.

More rooms for first year students in Canterbury
Are you the first in your family planning to study?
Are you up for the 2017 Toolbox Challenge? 
Cybercrime creating new and valuable career opportunities
Waikato University wants NZ’s third medical school
Getting ready to Gap It after school
Changes show Victoria is adapting for tomorrow’s students 
University of Canterbury student numbers increase for 2017
Top scholarship winners in 2016 are recognised
Want to really make a difference? You can!
University Rankings - how do we stack up and why are they important
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training well worth looking at
New institution, new facilities – Toi Ohomai charges ahead
Thinking about a role in IT? You will need these skills
Under The Bridge – a very New Zealand story of hope and dreams
Thinking about a role in health care? You will need these skills.
Kiwi wildlife student digs deep to secure dream job at US elephant park
Environment holds key to many futures, and maybe yours
Broaden your options while time is on your side
Does BA mean Bachelor of Austerity? It’s up to you

Latest News

Studying in Christchurch is becoming even more attractive with new accommodation options opened this year by Canterbury’s three big tertiary institutions. 

One thing there is no getting away from is that studying at university or one of the country’s ITPs – Institute of Technology and Polytechnics – can be really expensive. Full-time course fees can cost anywhere from $3,000 - $10,000+ each year, and ...

Future engineers or furniture craftsmen get moving – you only have until Wednesday April 12 to get your entries in for the nationwide 2017 Toolbox Challenge.

Cybercrime is a huge problem facing businesses locally and all over the world, but on the other side of the hard drive, it can be a huge opportunity for students like you. 

Recently the University of Waikato tossed a stink bomb into the heart of the country’s academic establishment when it proposed the setting up of a third medical school in New Zealand.

By Pritha Marks - Nowadays, taking a gap year is a pretty common thing to do, especially here in New Zealand.

New facilities, new focus and even a new faculty. Victoria University is adapting to make itself more relevant and useful for its future students.

While most NZ universities are starting to see declining student enrolments, the University of Canterbury is bucking the trend and growing their number new student numbers for 2017.

Each year NZ’s top students are hosted at a parliamentary function where their efforts are celebrated and the top scholar from all high schools is recognised with the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence. The event acknowledges the highest ...

At some point, most of us would say we would like to help others, to change things for the better and to really make a difference. Then, when dreams and reality meet and faced with the pressure of “What are you going to do after school?”, most of us ...

For some of you - and your parents - the ranking a university holds for a subject or course can be a major factor in your decision whether to attend that institution.

If you are a student with Māori and Pasifika heritage, your pathway into secure and well-paid jobs in a growing range of trades has never been easier to find and start than right now.

It has never been a better time to think about study in the Bay of Plenty. New institutions and new campuses promise top conditions for learning and training in the years ahead. 

 ‘IT’ stands for Information Technology, which basically means dealing with information on computers and other electronic devices. The IT sector is made up of a huge range of jobs (visit Careers NZ to get the full list), most of which are just ...

Navigating your way through your final year at high school can be tough, and even tougher when you are at a decile 1 school on the wrong side of the tracks that is being threatened with closure. 

By Pritha

If you’ve made it to this page, you’re probably wondering what the health care sector actually is and what a job might be like.

If you think you would like to work with animals when you leave school, and even make a career out of it, there are plenty of courses available to get you underway. And here’s the good news – many of these courses have pathways into them if you ...

It’s a sad reality that there are some pretty big cracks appearing in New Zealand’s clean, green image we have sold to the world. Our 100% pure brand is looking anything but that.

As the summer comes to an end, many of you are getting ready for your final year of high school. As well as setting yourself up to make your last year a great one, this can be a good time to start thinking about your options for the following years. ...

If you are thinking about studying for a Bachelor of Arts, this article will interest you. Research suggests 40-50 per cent of current jobs will not exist in 10 years, and you are likely to do 15-17 different jobs over your working life.

More rooms for first year students in Canterbury

Studying in Christchurch is becoming even more attractive with new accommodation options opened this year by Canterbury’s three big tertiary institutions. 

Are you the first in your family planning to study?

One thing there is no getting away from is that studying at university or one of the country’s ITPs – Institute of Technology and Polytechnics – can be really expensive. Full-time course fees can ...

Are you up for the 2017 Toolbox Challenge? 

Future engineers or furniture craftsmen get moving – you only have until Wednesday April 12 to get your entries in for the nationwide 2017 Toolbox Challenge.

Cybercrime creating new and valuable career opportunities

Cybercrime is a huge problem facing businesses locally and all over the world, but on the other side of the hard drive, it can be a huge opportunity for students like you. 

Waikato University wants NZ’s third medical school

Recently the University of Waikato tossed a stink bomb into the heart of the country’s academic establishment when it proposed the setting up of a third medical school in New Zealand.

Getting ready to Gap It after school

By Pritha Marks - Nowadays, taking a gap year is a pretty common thing to do, especially here in New Zealand.

Changes show Victoria is adapting for tomorrow’s students 

New facilities, new focus and even a new faculty. Victoria University is adapting to make itself more relevant and useful for its future students.

University of Canterbury student numbers increase for 2017

While most NZ universities are starting to see declining student enrolments, the University of Canterbury is bucking the trend and growing their number new student numbers for 2017.

Top scholarship winners in 2016 are recognised

Each year NZ’s top students are hosted at a parliamentary function where their efforts are celebrated and the top scholar from all high schools is recognised with the Prime Minister’s Award for ...

Want to really make a difference? You can!

At some point, most of us would say we would like to help others, to change things for the better and to really make a difference. Then, when dreams and reality meet and faced with the pressure of ...

University Rankings - how do we stack up and why are they important

For some of you - and your parents - the ranking a university holds for a subject or course can be a major factor in your decision whether to attend that institution.

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training well worth looking at

If you are a student with Māori and Pasifika heritage, your pathway into secure and well-paid jobs in a growing range of trades has never been easier to find and start than right now.

New institution, new facilities – Toi Ohomai charges ahead

It has never been a better time to think about study in the Bay of Plenty. New institutions and new campuses promise top conditions for learning and training in the years ahead. 

Thinking about a role in IT? You will need these skills

 ‘IT’ stands for Information Technology, which basically means dealing with information on computers and other electronic devices. The IT sector is made up of a huge range of jobs (visit Careers NZ ...

Under The Bridge – a very New Zealand story of hope and dreams

Navigating your way through your final year at high school can be tough, and even tougher when you are at a decile 1 school on the wrong side of the tracks that is being threatened with closure. 

Thinking about a role in health care? You will need these skills.

By Pritha

If you’ve made it to this page, you’re probably wondering what the health care sector actually is and what a job might be like.

Kiwi wildlife student digs deep to secure dream job at US elephant park

If you think you would like to work with animals when you leave school, and even make a career out of it, there are plenty of courses available to get you underway. And here’s the good news – many of ...

Environment holds key to many futures, and maybe yours

It’s a sad reality that there are some pretty big cracks appearing in New Zealand’s clean, green image we have sold to the world. Our 100% pure brand is looking anything but that.

Broaden your options while time is on your side

As the summer comes to an end, many of you are getting ready for your final year of high school. As well as setting yourself up to make your last year a great one, this can be a good time to start ...

Does BA mean Bachelor of Austerity? It’s up to you

If you are thinking about studying for a Bachelor of Arts, this article will interest you. Research suggests 40-50 per cent of current jobs will not exist in 10 years, and you are likely to do 15-17 ...

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Are you a people person? Then a career in Retail may be just the thing for you!    If you're creative and practical, a career in Landscaping could be an attractive option     

  

Check out our latest Jobs of the Week

 

Are you a people person? Then a career in Retail may be just the thing for you!

If you're creative and practical, a career in Landscaping could be an attractive option

 

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