Useful Links

This Toolkit aims to provide Year 7-13 students with the opportunity to build their financial capability, learn how NZ’s political system works and to develop key workplace skills and competencies.

The following are links to various career tools to help pupils explore potential careers:


HELPFUL DRIVER TRAINING LINKS: – use code NZCE when booking for a 20% discount – click on the REGISTER button, fill in your details, use join code NZCE, choose a username and password then click REGISTER and you’re ready to choose a pathway and start learning. – watch videos of the driving skills you’ll need to know, plus get the insider guide to the test. Share lesson plans with your coach so you’re practicing the right thing when you’re out on the road. Track your progress step-by-step so you know when you’ll be ready for the test.



GradNewZealand helps university students find jobs through their digital products. The website helps students to explore, compare, shortlist and apply for their perfect graduate or internship job, all in one place.

They have recently launched GradNewZealand which is part of the GradAustralia, GradSingapore, GradMalaysia, GradPhilippines and GradUK (Target Jobs) family. For over 30 years, the group’s mission has been to help every student find the perfect job with the perfect company.

This is the link to the website with jobs in Christchurch: – this website was created to inform students in their choices after they leave school, whether that’s further education and training or a career path. But it’s also a great resource for career specialists, providing valuable information for students facing too many options – helping them to be more directed and focused.

 New Zealand Medical School Entry Discussion Group, is a place where students can discuss their journey towards medical school. Whether it’s high school curriculum (NCEA, CIE, IB), UMAT, GAMSAT, MMI, or Health Sciences First Year (HSFY), this is a forum where other medical students, doctors, and university students can chip in with real advice!



University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any pupil planning to start university in 2019. 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:



JobHero ( has a lot of great career-related information, including sample CV content and sample cover letters for thousands of job titles.


Ultimate Guide To Passing Any Interview:

Subscribe to Careers Insight

Careers Insight is designed to share ideas, good practice, research and resources to bring careers into the classroom. The newsletter provides practical tips for senior leaders and career leaders working with students, parents and the wider school community.

Follow this link to subscribe:



For USA scholarships see:


Degree and Diploma Pathways Booklet



Article explaining the choices and steps to entering a career in nursing:


If you would like to study Nursing in USA


Below are the guides and tools available in the resource:

Resources for Job Seekers:

  1. Nursing Job Board

  2. Nursing Salary Information per State and Experience Level

Resources for Prospective Nursing Students:

  1. Nursing Schools per State

  2. Nursing Degree Types

  3. Nursing Licensure Information

  4. Nursing Career Types

Helpful Advices

  1. Nursing Interviews and Expert Advice

  2. Beginner’s Guide on How To Become A Nurse



Careers At Middleton Facebook Page for all the latest Careers news, links and updates.


Career Dreams: helping pupils discover their career dreams.


Careers New Zealand: helping you make smart decisions about work and learning in New Zealand. This site includes interactive tools and a careers database.


Future in Tech promotes careers in Technology, Engineering and Science by linking pupils with industry professionals.


Future Me Quiz from CPIT is available for all students, advisors and parents to access and connect personal interest and skills to potential study options at CPIT and future career options, plus have some fun along the way.


Get Ahead showcases the Primary Industry as a viable career path for pupils not necessarily from rural backgrounds, and including areas from business and marketing to science and economics.


Get Real: real stories from New Zealand’s multi-billion dollar building boom, and how you can be a part of it.


GivME (formerly BreakOut) is a searchable database helping you find the best matches of scholarships, awards and grants you are eligible for in terms of criteria, level of study and discipline along with closing dates, application requirements and contact details. Breakout requires an annual subscription, but can be accessed for free at any Christchurch Public Library, or by signing in with your Library ID. (Scholarship information can also be found at


Grad Connect helps tertiary graduates find Jobs and Internships in New Zealand


Just the Job showcases over 240 careers in a range of industries.


Maori Future Makers: inspiring stories of movers and shakers in the Maori world.


No Major Drama: learn about NZ university majors.


Nursing Careers: is a free A-Z guide on exploring nursing as a career. They add new resources all the time, for example:

  • 15 + Interviews from Industry Leaders and Experienced Professionals Gain in-depth insight on nursing as a career from experienced practitioners: work experiences, challenges faced, perks, advice for prospective students, and others.
  • Career in Nursing Overview Help prospective students understand the different types of nursing careers. This will help them decide which specialization to pursue.
  • Nurse Salary, Outlook, and Cost of Living in Each State Give prospective students a general idea of how much they can expect to earn as a nurse and what the projected salary growth trend and employment demand will be 10 to 15 years from now
  •  Nursing Jobs Board


Occupational Outlook for work trends and job prospects. Occupation Outlook reports have been designed to be one of the first places for young people to look when making a decision on career options and to determine what their chances are of getting a job once they have finished studying.


School Connect make your tertiary study decision easier by providing all the options and information in one place. School Connect also has numerous scholarships to search through, without having to be a Christchurch Public Library member.


Youth Guarantee Scheme and Vocational Pathways information can be found at:


Popular Tertiary Institutions:

Auckland University of Technology (AUT):

Ara Institute of Canterbury (previously CPIT):

Lincoln University:

Massey University:

Otago Polytechnic:

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT):

University of Auckland:

University of Canterbury:

University of Otago:

Victoria University of Wellington: