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University, Polytech, Gap...?

 

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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

It has never been a better time to think about study in the Bay of Plenty. New institutions and new ...
 ‘IT’ stands for Information Technology, which basically means dealing with information on ...
Navigating your way through your final year at high school can be tough, and even tougher when you ...
By Pritha If you’ve made it to this page, you’re probably wondering what the health care sector ...
If you think you would like to work with animals when you leave school, and even make a career out ...
It’s a sad reality that there are some pretty big cracks appearing in New Zealand’s clean, green ...
As the summer comes to an end, many of you are getting ready for your final year of high school. As ...
If you are thinking about studying for a Bachelor of Arts, this article will interest you. Research ...
Love sport? Love it enough to want to make it into a career? The good news is that there are lots ...
By Pritha It’s December. You’ve slam-dunked the last of your exams, started your Christmas ...

Latest News

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.

Love sport? Love it enough to want to make it into a career? The good news is that there are lots of pathways open to you that can turn your love of sport or passion for fitness into rewarding, enjoyable work.

By Pritha

It’s December. You’ve slam-dunked the last of your exams, started your Christmas shopping and narrowed down your future plans (maybe).

The race for the title of hippest, up-with-the–trends university in the US has been take out by…… the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

This year a record number of Māori and Pacific doctors graduated from the Auckland and Otago medical schools. The 70 new Māori and 30 new Pasifika doctors demonstrates the growing success of student support programmes in place at both medical ...

By Mike Chunn

Songwriting has been accepted as a Level 3 NCEA subject from 2017. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn got the scoop and asked some of New Zealand’s best songwriters what they thought about it.

By Pritha

Scholarships – you’ve heard of them, know of them and want them. Your school has probably sent out reminder after reminder to GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN because for some strange and utterly inconvenient reason, scholarship deadlines are ...

An encouraging word to those of you planning to or thinking about studying arts when you leave school – the world is still going to need you when you finish.

The plumbing industry reckons Auckland alone could use an extra almost 800 plumbers right now, and the shortage is reflected all over the country.

“If you do well at school you will get into University and get a good job; if you don’t do well, you can always do an apprenticeship.”

Exams are here. Plenty of you will be pretty well sorted, knowing where you are with your NCEA credits or your other scores, and with a pretty good idea of what you need to do in the next few weeks.

By Pritha

If you’re nearing the end of your high school career, I can almost guarantee that you have been or will be asked the question. Your grandparents, parents, friends of parents, aunts, uncles, actual friends, siblings and teachers are all ...

If you're wanting to make sure you get the best chance to successfully complete your university degree or Institute of Technology or Polytechnic (ITP) course, head south.

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
Love your sport and exercise? Want to turn it into work?
I’ve finished, applied for a course so what happens now?
University advises applicants they have been accepted via Snapchat
Dedicated pathways see record number of Māori and Pacific doctors
Writing songs in class: Songwriting accepted as an NCEA subject in 2017
Scholarships 101 – what you need to know
Arts and humanities can bring your best skills out
Jump start called for to ease plumbing apprentice shortages
Lifelong lessons learned from an apprenticeship
When exam time becomes cram time
Handling the pressure that comes with the question
Is Dunedin the study capital of NZ?

Latest News

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.

Love sport? Love it enough to want to make it into a career? The good news is that there are lots of pathways open to you that can turn your love of sport or passion for fitness into rewarding, enjoyable work.

By Pritha

It’s December. You’ve slam-dunked the last of your exams, started your Christmas shopping and narrowed down your future plans (maybe).

The race for the title of hippest, up-with-the–trends university in the US has been take out by…… the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

This year a record number of Māori and Pacific doctors graduated from the Auckland and Otago medical schools. The 70 new Māori and 30 new Pasifika doctors demonstrates the growing success of student support programmes in place at both medical ...

By Mike Chunn

Songwriting has been accepted as a Level 3 NCEA subject from 2017. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn got the scoop and asked some of New Zealand’s best songwriters what they thought about it.

By Pritha

Scholarships – you’ve heard of them, know of them and want them. Your school has probably sent out reminder after reminder to GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN because for some strange and utterly inconvenient reason, scholarship deadlines are ...

An encouraging word to those of you planning to or thinking about studying arts when you leave school – the world is still going to need you when you finish.

The plumbing industry reckons Auckland alone could use an extra almost 800 plumbers right now, and the shortage is reflected all over the country.

“If you do well at school you will get into University and get a good job; if you don’t do well, you can always do an apprenticeship.”

Exams are here. Plenty of you will be pretty well sorted, knowing where you are with your NCEA credits or your other scores, and with a pretty good idea of what you need to do in the next few weeks.

By Pritha

If you’re nearing the end of your high school career, I can almost guarantee that you have been or will be asked the question. Your grandparents, parents, friends of parents, aunts, uncles, actual friends, siblings and teachers are all ...

If you're wanting to make sure you get the best chance to successfully complete your university degree or Institute of Technology or Polytechnic (ITP) course, head south.

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 ...

Love your sport and exercise? Want to turn it into work?

Love sport? Love it enough to want to make it into a career? The good news is that there are lots of pathways open to you that can turn your love of sport or passion for fitness into rewarding, ...

I’ve finished, applied for a course so what happens now?

By Pritha

It’s December. You’ve slam-dunked the last of your exams, started your Christmas shopping and narrowed down your future plans (maybe).

University advises applicants they have been accepted via Snapchat

The race for the title of hippest, up-with-the–trends university in the US has been take out by…… the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Dedicated pathways see record number of Māori and Pacific doctors

This year a record number of Māori and Pacific doctors graduated from the Auckland and Otago medical schools. The 70 new Māori and 30 new Pasifika doctors demonstrates the growing success of student ...

Writing songs in class: Songwriting accepted as an NCEA subject in 2017

By Mike Chunn

Songwriting has been accepted as a Level 3 NCEA subject from 2017. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn got the scoop and asked some of New Zealand’s best songwriters what they thought about ...

Scholarships 101 – what you need to know

By Pritha

Scholarships – you’ve heard of them, know of them and want them. Your school has probably sent out reminder after reminder to GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN because for some strange and utterly ...

Arts and humanities can bring your best skills out

An encouraging word to those of you planning to or thinking about studying arts when you leave school – the world is still going to need you when you finish.

Jump start called for to ease plumbing apprentice shortages

The plumbing industry reckons Auckland alone could use an extra almost 800 plumbers right now, and the shortage is reflected all over the country.

Lifelong lessons learned from an apprenticeship

“If you do well at school you will get into University and get a good job; if you don’t do well, you can always do an apprenticeship.”

When exam time becomes cram time

Exams are here. Plenty of you will be pretty well sorted, knowing where you are with your NCEA credits or your other scores, and with a pretty good idea of what you need to do in the next few weeks.

Handling the pressure that comes with the question

By Pritha

If you’re nearing the end of your high school career, I can almost guarantee that you have been or will be asked the question. Your grandparents, parents, friends of parents, aunts, ...

Is Dunedin the study capital of NZ?

If you're wanting to make sure you get the best chance to successfully complete your university degree or Institute of Technology or Polytechnic (ITP) course, head south.

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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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