Opportunity for students to experience another culture, make new friends and improve their language studies at home.  Please click here for further details.

WGNZ is looking for a young person to employ as a trade assistant in a small fabrication workshop specialising in equipment for the power and water industries. (www.wgnz.co.nz)
The work is varied, but will mainly revolve around working with our tradesman welder, so will involve lifting, grinding and using hand and power tools.
We expect that the correct employee will go on to complete an apprenticeship with us, as did our last assistant.
The successful applicant will be fit, able to read and understand drawings and preferably have a NZ driver license.
Please email rossnolan@wgnz.co.nz in the first instance.

Babysitting course January 14th 2017, please click for details

Fixed Term Contract for an Engineering Assistant at Monocrane 2010 Limited
Skills list:
  • No previous experience required and training will be provided with our Planning Engineer
  • An interest in Engineering as we are a gantry crane manufacturing company
  • A can do attitude with a keenness to learn
  • NCEA Mathematics from year 12 (appreciate Year 13 may not be passed)
  • Methodical thinker and structured process based approach to working
  • High attention to detail with a meticulous style
  • Experience of Technical Drawing at College level would be an advantage
  • Computer literate – role will involve use office application word & excel
  • Polite telephone manner to speak with customers and suppliers and articulate email writing
Role Duties:
  • Assist our Monocrane Project Engineer with the following duties – full training and support will be provided:
  • Preparing and placement of Steel orders for the crane manufacturing team
  • Co-ordination of Crane Certification documentation
  • Management & ordering of stock control for components
  • Management & ordering of stock control for consumables and tooling
  • Entry level drafting of general arrangement, runway structure fabrication detail & component crane drawings on AutoCAD – full training and support will be provided
  • Management and process of crane records
  • Develop a process documentation system for the Engineering department to record the training material provided during the fixed term role duration
  • Support to Production Manager on occasion for logistics ie ordering trucks and mobile cranes for installation jobs – full training and support will be provided
Please note this role will be considered to be come a permanent role based upon the success of the 6 month fixed term contract
Please send a CV to dario@monocrane.co.nz and feel free to give us a call with any questions or points we can clarify on 09 426 7636

The University of Auckland has courses available for Year 13 Students in 2017 
Please click here to see the Young Scholars Programme
Please click here to see the Young Scholars Information sheet

I have been in contact with NZ Labor Hire who are very keen to hire staff to do work during the Christmas holidays, and who are also looking for workers who are available to work full time hours.
If any of your clients are looking for work  doing labour on construction sites or working in a warehouse, please let them know to contact me, and I can share more about the roles, equipment needed, support them with their CV,  take them to the interview, and follow up with how the job is going.

NZ Labor Hire are looking for workers ASAP. They have sites in Albany, Birkenhead, Takapuna,  and many in the Orewa/Rodney area. 

Are you interested in attending some FREE workshops in the study break and holidays?
These workshop are free and can support you with becoming more employable.  If you know of others between the ages 16-17 who would like to attend please send them the information!
What: Workshops include topics such as Employment/CV Support, Learners License Practice, and Barista (Coffee Making) Training.
Where: 232 Diary Flat Highway, Albany.
Employment Workshops- to focus on CV writing, interview skills and job searching
Thursday  24th Nov- 11am to 1pm
Monday 28th Nov- 11am to 1pm
Monday 12th Dec- 11am to 1pm
Thursday 15th Dec- 11am to 1pm
Introduction to Youthline and Barista Training  –Participants receive a Beginners Barista Certificate
Monday 28th Nov- 2.00pm to 5.30pm
Monday 12th Dec- 2.00pm to 5.30pm
Come learn the theory for your Learners License with Youthline
Monday 24th Nov- 2-4pm
Thursday 15th Dec - 2-4pm
You can attend one workshop or all three!
If you have any questions or want to RSVP please email charissa@youthline.co.nz or call 0800 296 884 to say which workshops you will like to attend.

Hope to see you there!

Commercial Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning apprenticeship
Thermal Solutions (Auckland) Ltd has an exciting and life changing opportunity for a young, enthusiastic person.  We are currently interviewing for a new apprentice who would like to learn the highly technical trade of refrigeration and air-conditioning.
Although we are one of Auckland’s larger refrigeration and air-conditioning companies we are based in Silverdale and always look to support local youth and their endeavors to get a head start in life.
The ideal candidate will be;
Have a solid work ethic
Super reliable
Mechanically minded
Team focused 
After completion of this apprenticeship we will ensure the successful candidate will be well trained in mechanical engineering, electrical controls as well as making problem solving and goal setting second nature.
If you feel that you would be willing to commit to this journey or would like further information please forward your CV and contact details to;
Jarrod Harris C/o Thermal Solutions, PO Box 506, Orewa, Auckland, 0932 or email to jarrod@thermalsolutions.co.nz
Applications close November the 20th 2016  - Good luck..! 

Hospitality and Tourism Diploma/Degree with guaranteed job
PIHMS specialise in hospitality, tourism and hotel management education with a guaranteed paid internship with earning potential of  over $30,000 during the course.
Over the past 20 years PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) based in New Plymouth, has put over 2500 young students through internationally recognized qualifications and into jobs in New Zealand and all over the globe.
At PIHMS students receive:
GUARANTEED hotel employment throughout your study
Get your dream job in the hospitality, tourism and hotel industry
Have loads of fun with new friends studying at PIHMS, with traveling internship options
Graduate with a superior diploma/degree and 1 year work experience
Live, study and learn in a 4 star Qualmark rated hotel – Exclusive to PIHMS
Two sides of learning:

Real life training in our own PIHMS Hotel
Business/commerce based subjects

Paid Industry Placement
Earn up to $30,000 during your study on a paid industry placement throughout your study 
Guaranteed career when you graduate*
A qualification that helps you get your dream job so you can live the lifestyle of your choice
98% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS
72 % of PIHMS graduates receive a promotion within one year of graduating
73% of PIHMS graduates are in supervisory positions (1-5 years after graduating)
59% of Degree graduates are in management positions (1-5 years after graduating)
Guaranteed employment within 3 months of graduating* 
www.pihms.ac.nz – For general information about PIHMS’s hospitality, tourism and hotel diploma and degree with a guaranteed job offer. Plus great videos!
PIHMS are looking for school leavers who:
*  Have a willingness to learn through study, training and working
*  Have in interest in Hospitality, Tourism or Hotel Management
* Are looking for a life-changing experience
Apply now for 2017
Places are filling up very fast this year, we recommend students apply asap to ensure they get a place
Apply here – apply online on our website, apply asap
4 intakes a year:
February              - Just 15 places left
April                       - 24 places left
July                        - 31 places left
October               - 41 Places left

To be in with a chance to win one of TEN placements of 4 WEEKS PAID WORK EXPERIENCE you have to show up to one of three #BuildAKL Job Days.
What’s involved?
1/ Enter the competition online www.buildakl.co.nz (need to be between  16-24 years old, live in Auckland, no experience necessary)
2/ Come along to one of three #BuildAKL Job Days -  join the event  on our Facebook page -www.facebook.com/ontoitAKL
Saturday NOV5
BuildAKL Job Day - North Auckland
Sat 9:30 · Massey University, Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre Building, State Highway 17, Albany
Wednesday NOV9
BuildAKL Job Day - West Auckland
Wed 18:00 · Zeal West, 20 Alderman Dr, Henderson
Saturday NOV12
BuildAKL Job Day - South Auckland
Sat 9:00 · MIT Pasifika Community Centre, MIT North Campus, Gate 13, Alexander Cres, Otara

� MEET & CHAT WITH real employers in the industry who have real jobs for young people now!

� GET A JOB Even if you don’t win one of the 10 paid work experience prizes come along so you can meet real employers and get a real job!

� EAT: Grab a sausage with the BCITO Building Apprenticeships team and learn about apprenticeships in the Building and Construction industry.

� HEAR ABOUT THE PRIZE IN MORE DETAIL – it’s so much more than WORK EXPERIENCE, there is free training and work clothing too.

� This is a real deal opportunity - FILL OUT A JOB APPLICATION We also have to check that you meet the legal requirements of working on a construction site, and this includes taking a drug test and completing a police clearance form. If you need help and information about drug and alcohol use we’re here to listen. You can also visit www.buzzed.co.nz/resources

� SELFIE VIDEO - It’s your time to shine and sell yourself by telling us why you should win and why you want to! We’re excited about meeting you and finding out why you want to start your career in construction and infrastructure. Tell us a bit about yourself in your short selfie video! 

� The Flava Unit will be there to keep you pumped!

� DON’T FORGET Need to bring ID, either passport or birth certificate (with photo ID)

Learners planning to go to tertiary study after they leave school should apply for their Student Allowance or Loan by 16 December 2016.
StudyLink expects around 180,000 students to apply for their Student Allowance or Loan for the 2017 academic year.
Applying by 16 December means StudyLink can get everything sorted so that the learner receives their funding from the start of their course.
Learners don’t need to have their NCEA results or have locked down all their plans in order to apply.  
Their application can be updated as things are confirmed. It’s more important to allow enough time for all the steps in the application process to be completed.
You can find out more about applying for a Student Allowance or Loan on the StudyLink website.
Pop a reminder in your calendar, or even better – go straight to studylink.govt.nz to apply now.

Former students of Whangaparaoa College graduating from Victoria University of Wellington 
It is with pleasure that I enclose a list of your former pupils who have graduated from Victoria University between June 2015 and May 2016. We join with you in acknowledging and celebrating the students’ wonderful success. 
Name Term Completed Degree
Jackson, Alexandra I 201501 BAS
Power, Sarah J 201501 BA
Smith, Jennifer F 201501 BA
Wilson, Andrew D 201501 BBMEDS


Student Job Search (SJS) is an online service that helps students gain work experience and extra money while studying at tertiary level. SJS advertise thousands of jobs every year just for tertiary students on their website www.sjs.co.nz. They can help you find work all year round and advertise a range of different jobs to suit your study schedule and experience. From one-off jobs to permanent part-time work, there is sure to be something that will suit you.
Their service is free to students who are enrolled or planning to enrol in tertiary education for 2017. If enrolled, you can start using SJS from November.
For more information head to their website www.sjs.co.nz

Thinking about further study?
Students planning to continue study after they leave school have a lot of decisions to make.
StudyLink’s website is a great place to visit to get you thinking about what it will cost to live and study. StudyLink can help you work out if study is right for you and how you'll support yourself. How much money you may need to support yourself could surprise you.
There are some really important decisions to make. A little effort, planning and commitment now can turn into exciting jobs, higher wages and only having to pay back what you really needed to borrow to get there.
Once you’ve made the decision to study it’s a good idea to sign up to receive emails from StudyLink. This way you won’t miss out on important information, like when to apply and documents you need to send.
Let's figure out what things you'll need for your tertiary education, and how you might pay for them.
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Thinking about further study after you leave school
Auckland University Scholarships

The University of Auckland has a number of Entry Level Scholarships for 2015 entry. I hope you will encourage some of your leading students to apply for these prestigious and valuable awards. We appreciate the commitment you and your staff make in providing references for the scholarship applications. Your Careers Teacher has also received notification of these scholarships by email.
The major scholarships available are:

100 University of Auckland Scholarships awarded for academic excellence, all-round ability and leadership potential of students wishing to enter a full-time undergraduate degree programme. The scholarships are for three years and pay tuition fees and $2,500 per year for students in the Auckland region.

Applicants are assessed on the basis of their year 12 results. As a general guideline, applicants should have achieved NCEA Level 2 with at least an excellence endorsement or have achieved a UCAS Tariff of at least 300 or have a predicted IB score over 40 points. In addition applicants will have displayed leadership potential, all round ability and achievement in cultural and sporting activities, commitment to the wider community and motivation to attend a research-led university. In the past the University has awarded up to five University of Auckland scholarships to students at any one school.

44 University of Auckland Chancellor’s Awards for Top Maori and Pacific Scholars, awarded for three years. The award is for tuition fees and $2,500 per year; some students will be selected to receive accommodation payments in their first year instead.

Applicants are assessed on the basis of their year 12 results. In addition the basis of selection will be demonstrated cultural participation in Mâori or Pacific contexts, all-round ability, leadership potential, motivation to attend and likelihood to succeed at a research-led university.

22 University of Auckland Alumni Scholarships awarded for academic achievement and financial hardship. The award is for the minimum duration of the Undergraduate degree programme and is valued at $2,500 per year. Please can schools ensure that they only nominate ONE applicant to be considered for selection?


135 University of Auckland Jubilee Awards for academic merit, the potential to succeed at university and financial need. The award is $2,000 each year for three years. Students would be expected to achieve a rank score of at least 200 in NCEA or CIE or 27 in IB on entering The University in addition to showing financial need.

Students should go to the University website, Prospective students, Scholarships and awards to find information and regulations for these and other scholarships and to apply.
To apply for a scholarship, an applicant will first need to apply for admission to the University. After submitting their application to The University, applicants will be able to apply for one or more entry-level scholarships. More information about the online process is available on the Scholarships website.

Otago University Scholarships

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