Skills for success

With your future in mind, we have introduced a new careers program at Taylors College.


The CareerAhead service is designed to give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate employment market by helping you become a confident, highly skilled and extremely employable graduate.

How CareerAhead works:

Before you arrive

You will receive helpful information and advice from our admissions team about CareerAhead and what it can do for you.

During your programme

You will get a full overview of the CareerAhead programme and complete an online skills assessment in your own language. You will then receive a full report that highlights your existing skills and specific areas you need to focus on developing.

You will also complete CarrerQuest, supported by the New Zealand government. This will help you to identify careers and university courses to consider. It will support you as you make your degree choices, with information and research opportunities.

There will be an opportunity to prepare a CV and write a personal statement. We encourage you to develop your skills by volunteering in Taylors College and the local community. At Taylors College, there is an opportunity to join the Leadership Group, Student Council, take part in activities and group work, and work with alumni.

You will take part in a workshop on New Zealand attitudes and communication, discussing expectations within university and society.

You will be supported by the coordinator, your mentor and the Tertiary Counsellor throughout The CareerAhead programme.

At the end of the course

You will receive a certificate and a Career Development folder.