Careers Department

Careers @ Middleton aims to help students use their God given talents in occupations of their choice where they can make a positive contribution to the working community both here and overseas.

For up-to-date information on Careers events, Jobs, Scholarships and important dates go to the mobile-friendly Careers website ( where you can also sign up for specified updates by email. The Careers facebook page contain the same up-to-date information.

The Careers Advisor assists Year 7-13 students by providing up to date personalised advice on future education and employment choices. Students and their parents are encouraged to make use of the careers staff and ever growing library of information (open during school hours) to gain up-to-date information and guidance on:

  • Further studies including selection of courses and tertiary providers
  • Scholarships
  • Armed Forces
  • Apprenticeships
  • Studylink
  • Career possibilities
  • Permanent and Part-time job vacancies
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Information on GAP Years

Careers @ Middleton also offers:

1. Gateway programme

Gateway is funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and designed to enable students to undertake workplace learning in a wide range of occupations at no cost. This is a great opportunity for 48 motivated Year 11-13 students to gain experience and gain a minimum of 20 credits. Preference will be given to Year 12s and 13s.

Entry to the programme is by application only. The school reserves the right to select suitable students. Eligibility criteria includes students who have:

  • a very good attendance record
  • the ability to keep up to date with their academic studies while on placement
  • a desire to explore a particular career path
  • readiness to enter the working world but want some experience first
  • parental approval and support

Students attend their placement for one day per week for 6-10 weeks. There may also be options to complete a placement during the holidays or on some Saturdays.

2. S.T.A.R Courses

S.T.A.R.(Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) provides opportunities for students to gain skills and experience in industry through one off external courses. Sometimes we recommend particular course to students if they show interest in an area, but pupils are welcome to apply to the careers department to develop particular skills and we can look at options for further training. First aid and barista are key courses we offer under S.T.A.R funding to help students find work or enrol into nursing. Those entering this pathway must appreciate that it is a privilege and must show commitment to fulfilling all associated obligations and be prepared to make up for any missed school work.

3. Timetabled Courses

“The Careers Department is also responsible for two mainstream, timetabled subjects, Early Childhood Education NCEA Level 2 and 3 and Tourism and Hospitality Level 2. Interested students choose these options when making their course selections in September.”

4. Clifton Strength-finders

For some Year 12 & 13 students who find it hard to know what pathway to take, help can be gained by matching their strengths to future endeavours through a completed Strengths Profile which we can offer.

For any queries please contact Nicole Bailey . You can also find more careers information at our website