Kia ora

Welcome to the Wellington College Career and Transition page. Course selection is a time when you get to have a choice about what subjects you take and the pathways that might lead on from these courses. Drop ins for course selection chats will happen in SR1 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes with Mrs Greenstreet and Ms Riley.

To discuss your interests, subject choices, talents and career aspirations, you need to make an appointment with Mrs Greenstreet. Click on the book now logo to the left. Please contact if you have other queries.

Please 'like" us on Facebook. Check out 'Well Coll Careers' Regular updates are posted on career events, potential jobs, and links to Career information to get you critically thinking about your pathways.

Career central is our online Career Management system. Log in and make a point to check out the job of the week or brush up your CV! Keep your COLL goals up to date.

Our Career and Transition team

Learning Area Leader Careers and Transition Mrs T Greenstreet

Transition Manager/ Gateway Co-ordinator Mrs D Hall

Teacher in Charge Construction /Pathways Mr G Cowie

BreWCafe Manager Ms L Ford

Teacher in Charge of Retail/Hospitality Mrs K Rawles

HOD Tourism Mr M Ellett

Career Counsellor Ms G Riley

Tia Greenstreet LAL Careers and Transition

Mr Graeme Cowie TIC Gateway and Pathways

Mrs K Rawles Retail/Hospitality

Mr M Ellett HOD Tourism

Mrs M Samson Careers & Transition

Mrs Dawn Hall Gateway

Ms L Ford Brew Cafe Manager

Career Development at Wellington College

This year the emphasis will be on developing the 3 career management competencies:

Developing self awareness

Competencies that enable young people to understand themselves and the influences on them.

Personality typing

Strengths and weakness

Goal setting

Tracking results

Informational interviewing

Employability skills

Exploring opportunities

Competencies that enable young people to investigate opportunities in learning and work, and relate them to themselves.

Job search

Career research

Work experience / shadowing

Tertiary open days

University updates

Deciding and acting

Competencies that enable young people to make and adjust their plans, to manage change and transition, and to take appropriate action.

Application forms

Meeting deadlines

Accommodation options

Scholarship and fees talks


Transport/ License

Choosing subjects/options

  • One on one interviews for all Year 13's as a priority

  • One on one interviews for all other students by appointment

  • Scholarships – lunchtime workshops, and assistance with application forms and references

  • Pathways planning – via PCT, workshops and one on one

  • Assistance with option choices for the following year

  • Māori and Pacific Island Career information

  • Gateway – a work-based learning programme for Year 12/13 students

  • Opportunities for students to attend “Student for a Day” and “Taster days” at tertiary institutes/organisations

  • Weekly guest speakers covering pathway opportunities and tertiary requirements

  • Help with writing C.V.s and seeking part time work opportunities

  • Visits from liaison staff of tertiary institutes to help students with applications and course planning

  • Full and part-time job vacancies advertised in the department and online

  • Assistance with interview skills

  • Information on Gap year and exchange opportunities

  • Trade academy opportunities via Weltec and Whitireia in Construction, Automotive, Social and Community and Services with pastoral support

  • Pathways support particularly in Tourism, Hospitality and Construction

  • Accommodation information for universities

  • Work readiness and employment skills

  • Barista training through the on-site Brew Cafe