Careers & Pathways

All students are offered guidance in planning their education and future career direction under the ƹϵεapp Career Education Plan. All students are encouraged to request an individual interview with Careers Advisors: Ms Alana Wall and Mrs Rachael Purdie as and when required.

The Careers Centre is located downstairs in Block 2 and is full of course information from various course providers. There are a range of events throughout each year to inform students. One example is the annual Careers Road Show held early in Term 2 with over 30 providers coming to talk to students face to face to explain opportunities for further study and to answer questions. The Careers team aim to link classroom learning with what students can go onto once they leave school.

Our Careers staff are experts in assisting students with enrolment processes for courses, vocational educational training and apprenticeships. We have a high acceptance rate due to both the calibre of our students and the detailed support provided by our Careers Department.

Our goal is for students to leave Nayland with a smile . . . and a plan!

For more information contact:

Upcoming Events/Visits


Tuesday 25 June, Nelson Chiropractic Career Talk, 64 Oxford Street, Richmond, 6:30pm 7:30pm

Friday 19 July, Lincoln University Open Day

Wednesday 7 August, Massey Palmerston North Open Day

Friday 16 August, Massey Auckland Open Day

Friday 23 August - Massey Wellington Open Day

Friday 23 August - Victoria University Open Day - on campus

If you have queries regarding any of the events above, please visit the Careers Centre, Block 2. We are happy to help.


Click the link below to request a Careers Appointment with our Careers Advisors: Ms Wall or Mrs Purdie:


Your CV is your personal marketing campaign - your chance to sell yourself to future employers, tell them who you are and the experience you hold. Focus on your strong points and emphasise your skills, abilities and work/volunteer history.

See below the CV workshop booklet link, providing you with ideas and examples on how to construct your CV. Template options for your CV and cover letter are also included in the booklet and you can download and save the word template to create your own. Be sure to amend your CV specifically for each individual vacancy you apply for.

Click to access CV-BOOKLET.pdf


The careers website is a wonderful resource of interview tips, careers quiz and ideas, entry requirements for jobs and pay estimates, along with future study options.

Look into career inspiration and job hunting support by clicking the careers.govt.nz logo below:

On the careers website you can also investigate options such as the CareerQuest quiz, Subject Matcher and Skill Matcher.

Job Seeking websites let you set search criteria for jobs you may be interested in eg. full or part-time, location or industry you wish to work in.

Here are some of the main Job Seeking websites which you can click on to explore jobs on offer:


Below is a list of university and tertiary providers. Click the logo to visit their website where you can view details and information on courses and study details:


Gateway can be taken as a subject in Years 12 or 13 and can help to support transition into the workforce. This Programme delivers hands-on practical learning, that can lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Set unit standards will be provided from Industry Training Organisations, relevant to the learners workplace. Possible outcomes are; apprenticeships, part-time, or fulltime employment, along with on-the-job training and developing work-ready skills.

Employers have the opportunity to provide valuable work experience to students, supporting our community, along with the added bonus of assessing the possibility of a potential employee. If you are an employer and wish to know more about the gateway programme, please contact the Gateway Coordinator moira.raumati@nayland.school.nz


Please refer to Indeed, Trade-Me and Seek websites for local vacancies

Employers have contacted ƹϵεapp with vacancies, please see Careers (bottom of Block 2) for more details and how to apply for positions of interest

No vacancies at present

Te Paewai O Te Rangi - Victoria University On Campus Programme

This Scholarship is for Year 13 students of Maori descent, who are on track to achieving university entrance. Students must be able to to attend for the duration of the programme, Tuesday 20 August - Saturday 24 August. Applications close 8 July. Please register your interest at the careers centre.


Each year a range of scholarships are offered through various providers. Some are specific to ƹϵεapp or for Nelson/Tasman school leavers. More details on these can be provided by the Careers Office.

Should you wish to apply for a University scholarship, first check their website for further details.

Money Hub has a complete list of scholarships available for school leavers to apply for in New Zealand. Click on the logo below to find out more:

Study Spy allows you to compare courses, scholarships and providers in New Zealand. Click on the logo below to find out more:

StudyLink is where you apply for Student Allowance and Student Loans. You can also check eligibility and apply online. Click on the logo and link below to find out more:

Helpful information links are attached below with information on applying for University, Halls of Residence and Scholarships: For further assistance, contact Ms Purdie or Ms Wall in the Careers Office.



Trades Academy students spend one day a week at NMIT campuses learning their chosen industry, or at Whenua Iti on a block outdoor residential course. All Trades Academy and Whenua Iti courses are free to students.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Wall, or Mrs Hawkes in the careers centre, or email careers@nayland.school.nz

Click on the Top of the South Trades Academy logo below to explore their website and course options.


A gap year can involve working in New Zealand, or overseas, a student exchange, travelling, or a combination of all. Typically this is in the year before starting tertiary study, or an apprenticeship.

Gap years can help young people learn more about themselves, experience different cultures, explore career options and help decide on future plans.

For this to happen it is important to have a plan for your gap year.Below are some providers of programmes or employment tailored towards Gap Year students. Click on the logo to explore further:

Join the ƹϵεapp Family

We welcome all enquiries and are very happy to assist you in making this important decision for your future.