A New Zealand based business established in 2007, Director, Kate Ross saw the need, initially, for a unique one-on-one programme to assist secondary and tertiary students

Our Story

Created by a team of Organisational Psychologists and business people, our Swivel for Students programme, not only considers the students personalities, skill-sets and interests but also their passions and ambitions. Psychometric testing partnered with one-on-one coaching is used to assess the students personalities, abilities and occupational interests, which in turn assists the students to determine their career pathway, based on what they know, learn and discover about themselves, without any external influences.

In 2016 we re-branded and launched our Swivel for Schools services, recognising the need for an innovative and global careers service, one that engages, empowers and motivates students to be inspired by their own potential. Our programmes help students better prepare for their future. Collaborating with Heads of Schools and Careers Departments, Swivel Careers provides professionally designed programmes. Assisting schools reach their careers objectives, enhancing their current models, while linking to the curriculum requirements. Proudly providing realistic, current, and pragmatic advice and information, bridging the gap between school, tertiary and employment.

A rapidly growing company, Swivel Careers has worked with thousands of students, both secondary and tertiary, who have successfully completed their personalised one-on-one career-coaching service (Swivel for Students) and their in school (Swivel for Schools) careers workshops.

“Whilst we are at school we are well understood from an academic point of view, however teachers and school staff don’t really know who we truly are, or our personalities that well. Our family and friends know our personalities, dreams and strengths but don’t often know our academic capability. During the “Swivel Careers for Students” programme it was the first time I felt listened to, from a 360 degree point of view.” Year 13, New Zealand

Why?

New jobs are emerging more rapidly than any other time in history. It’s not just a case of old jobs dying and fresh jobs being born; traditional roles are evolving into new hybrids before our eyes. We constantly ensure through our business partners we are up to date, well informed of market and industry trends, and what skills employers will be looking for now and into the future.

We believe having an acute awareness of your work needs and occupational interests along with your developing skills, abilities and passions, allows students to make better informed choices, assisting them with their Plan A, B and C as they navigate their futures in the 21st century.

We also ensure that students are prepared by having a realistic view of what they will face when they leave a secure environment such as school, how to prepare and be resilient as they move toward tertiary study and employment.

How?

We always work to meet your school or teenager’s objectives. We work alongside students both within the curriculum and outside of school hours. It is important students are engaged with us and take ownership of their Career exploration to get success out of all of our service. Our Swivel Careers Coaches and Facilitators are flexible and recognise the needs of young people, we ensure our team is diverse and we are all passionate about helping students, believing all young people should benefit from a Swivel Careers experience.