I'm at school and need ideas

Find out how to plan your future while at school.

Not sure what to do next?

No clue what you want to do after school, or have you got too many options to choose from? Learn more about your options, how to move forward with your plans, and how to talk with your parents about careers.

Thinking about leaving school?

There are many things to consider when you leave school before Year 12 or Year 13.

Youth Guarantee programme

Get work experience, train for a trade and earn NCEA Level 2 through the Youth Guarantee programme.

Taking a gap year before tertiary study

A year off, or gap year, after secondary school is becoming more common in New Zealand. Find out what you can do during your gap year, and the advantages and disadvantages of taking time out.

Work experience options

Find out about the types of work experience you can do.

Step-by-step guide to getting work experience

Applying for work experience is very similar to applying for a job. Follow these steps to get work experience.

Talking to parents about careers

How to answer your parent's questions and fears about your career.

Updated 12 May 2016