Our Careers Department aims to help students develop their individual career pathways by supporting, encouraging and challenging them to plan for their future. We personalise programmes, which help equip students to develop transferable skills and create opportunities that will help them enter further training or the work force.

All Senior Students meet with our Careers Manager for one on one interviews to discuss & plan for their future career pathways.

Throughout the year students have the opportunity to attend the Careers Expo, and trips to a variety of Universities, Polytechnics, and Industries to help them get a better understanding of the opportunities available to them throughout the country.

Invited guest speakers also help update students about course options, enrolment, budgeting, and flatting advice. We have a number of Industry Experts who come in and showcase latest developments in their Industries to our students.

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Gateway offers Senior Students a supportive opportunity to work in and explore an Industry that interests them, with opportunities to undertake learning and assessment in the workplace.

Gateway placements can either be tailored specifically to a student’s needs by pairing them with businesses in the local community, or may involve taking part in a programme such as Black Shirts. This is a Retail & Customer Service course that partners with Briscoes/Rebel Sport to provide work experience and credits within the retail sector.

Students attend placement one day per week, gaining practical real life work experience, that sometimes leads to job offers or apprenticeships, and helps them explore potential careers they are interested in.

Driver Education Programme

Getting a driver’s licence is an important step for most teenagers. We have an online programme which enables students to study for their Learner Licence. They are then able to book in with our qualified Driving Instructor to prepare to sit their Restricted Licence. (Charges apply).

Star Programme – Industry Taster courses

The STAR programme is designed to help Year 11-13 students move smoothly from school into tertiary study or work, and achieve qualifications not offered in the traditional curriculum.  Schools get funding to provide a variety of courses useful to pick up skills that may help you into a job or further study later on: Driver Education, Forklift Driving, Barista Training, Aquaculture, Bee Keeping, First Aid, Police Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Safety

Lytton High offers 2 year courses in the senior school in Hairdressing, Tourism & Childcare. Second year students often get the opportunity to do work experience placements related to these industries from early childhood centres, hair salons to working in the local hospitality industry.

Primary ITO Trades Academy

Blending classroom study with on the job learning, our Primary ITO Trades Academy programme is designed for Y11 & 12 students interested in a Horticulture or Agriculture career. Students can achieve a National Certificate in Agriculture or Horticulture at Level 1 & 2.

The two year programme includes a variety of Industry field trips in Year 11, and one day per week Industry placement in Year 12. Candidates are required to complete an application & interview to establish their suitability for the programme.