Careers week ending 23 October 2020

Auckland University Summer Start * Auckland Chamber of Business more sponsorship * Air NZ Academy of Learning * Summer Job? * * University of Canterbury - Takere

Auckland University Summer Start 

Summer Start is a six-week programme (Tuesday 5 January - Wednesday 17 February 2021) giving eligible school leavers the opportunity to gain credits towards their degree and start their university journey early. For Year 13 students planning to study at university in 2021, this is great opportunity to experience life at the University.

The Summer Start programme is free for New Zealand school leaver students who meet the eligibility requirements of the New Zealand government’s Fees Free tertiary education initiative. Applications for Summer Start will close Tuesday 1 December with an on-campus event to be held on 10 and 11 December.

To find out more, read through our FAQs and connect to the link for students to register their interest for this programme please visit the Summer Start page on our website. Students that register their interest will be contacted directly by a student adviser from the University of Auckland to speak with them about their pathway into their programme of choice.

Auckland Chamber of Business more sponsorship 

We are thrilled to announce that the Auckland Business Chamber has offered us another 20 placements to cover  the cost for our students to gain learner, restricted or full driver licences. Thank you so much for your generosity. You are making a difference to many students' lives and that of their families.

The criteria for a student to be selected for this programme include all assessments must

be up-to-date and students must have a good attendance and pastoral record.

Air NZ Academy of Learning

Kia Ora!

The Air New Zealand Placement Testing for 2021 courses is about to take place.

Due to the impact of Covid-19, Air NZ are planning just two classes for 2021 - one class of 16 in AKL and one class of 16 in CHC.

Dates are available for placement test registrations via our website

Summer Job? 

MoneyHub has updated its comprehensive directory of student jobs. With 50+ well-known employers listed and links to their student job application details, getting a part-time job is a lot easier with this guide:

Like our scholarship page, this guide is free to use, download and take action on. We have published a number of tips for job application success as well as a CV guide and interview tips, designed to make the  application process less stressful for your students. 

Check out this excellent website for future careers, including a lot of resources and tools to help students decide on their future pathway:

University of Canterbury - Takere

Transition Academy for Māori and Pasifika students

Note: Applications close on Sunday 25th October

University of Canterbury would like to share with you a new and amazing opportunity for Year 13 Māori and Pacific students enrolling in UC for 2021.

Takere is a scholarship for Māori and Pacific students who are interested in attending a four week transition academy to develop skills and confidence focusing on strengthening relationships, study skills and resilience necessary for academic success. In line with the narrative of exploration and navigation, Takere will provide the required tools needed to navigate the university landscape.

What does Takere involve?

Takere is a free four week, live-in, on campus scholarship which includes:

  • All meals
  • A weekly allowance
  • Fees-Free 15 point course
  • Whakawhanaungatanga with other Māori and Pacific students and staff
  • Social and cultural activities both on and off campus
  • The opportunity to participate in the UC Māori leadership programme, Paihere and
  • Pacific Mentoring Programme
  • Dedicated and tailored mentoring with a Kaiurungi Māori or a UC Pacific advisor
  • Support for whānau of recipients on how best to support your child at university
  • Engagement with the Amokapua Waka Pākākano | Assistant Vice Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity, Dr Darryn Russell

Who is eligible?

Students who:

  • Have whakapapa Māori and/or Pacific, and
  • Are intending to enrol at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury as a full time first-year student 2021, and
  • Are able to commit to a four week live in programme from 18th January – 12th February 2021

E kore e ngaro, he takere waka nui.

We will never be lost; We are the hull of a great canoe.

This whakataukī originates from the great tipuna Kupe who traversed the Pacific and discovered Aotearoa New Zealand.

The name Takere refers to the hull of a canoe. With a strong, sturdy takere the waka is ready for its journey and is designed to navigate the choppy seas. The hull of a waka is also the place where our voyaging tīpuna stored the resources and taonga essential for their journey as they moved across Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Pacific Ocean.

Just as the takere holds important cargo for a long journey, students will collect provisions through preparatory workshops and whakawhanaungatanga activities which will be accessible to them throughout their learning here at UC.

Next Steps

Click link below for more information including how to apply. Applications are only open for a limited time and will close on Sunday 25 October.