Career Support

In association with www.careers.govt.nz  we will:

  1. identify career's that may suit you,
  2. help you make career or study choices now and along life’s journey,
  3. where possible, arrange a mentor to assist you with your career choice to help with your transition from professional rugby to a successful and prosperous life after rugby.


Let's get started...it's not difficult!


1. Create a personalised account at www.careeers.govt.nz

2. Complete the CareerQuest questionnaire under ‘Tools’ to identify what careers you may be suited to.

Click here


3. Create an up-to-date CV.

Click here


4. Skill Matcher

  • Learn how your skills relate to jobs.
  • Skill Matcher is a fast and easy way to get job ideas.
  • Explore jobs for the skills you already have or are interested in learning.
  • Discover the industries that your skills match with.
  • Learn about the pay, entry requirements, and full range of skills for your job matches.

Click here

5. Talk to a career expert over the phone

  • You can get advice from a professional career expert for free.
  • They can help you to:
    • make a personalised career plan
    • gain confidence
    • find work or training.
  • Call  for more information or to book your first session. Open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
  • 0800 601 301

Talk to a Career Specialist at the NZRPA

If you would like to talk to someone to help you in your decision making then contact a Career Specialist at the NZRPA (free of charge):

Fiona Brading    
fiona.brading@nzrpa.co.nz  or 021 2368 381

Free consults via the phone, online or in person.

Create a LinkedIn account

These days, a LinkedIn account is your professional resume. The good news is that athletes have a great reason to start a LinkedIn page and it’s very easy to set up

Most people use LinkedIn to connect professionally, grow their network, show off their resume and build connections.