Choosing Your Career

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.


Also, have a look at our Alumni-owned businesses page to see what some your team mates are doing now. Click here


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


1. Create a personalised account.

Click here

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.

Finding a Job

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. Also, it's a great platform to search for jobs.

Click here

Seek.co.nz

Seek placed New Zealanders in more jobs than any other channel in the last 12 months.

Click here to start searching.

Podium Recruitment

Podium is a platform that helps connect New Zealand’s top athletes with employment opportunities that will support and be flexible around their sporting aspirations, as well as life post-sport.

Click here

Also Contact Mark Ranby from the NZRPA

Mark's Karapu Whutupaoro Kawerongo - Rugby Network Newsletter always includes current job opportunities in and around rugby circles.

Mark Ranby - 021 174 2777

mark.ranby@nzrpa.co.nz  Rugby Network Manager