Apply to the Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Leadership Development Programme

Apply to the Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Leadership Development Programme


Applicaitons are open for our 2019 intake! If you are interested in applying for the 2019 Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Leadership Development Programme you will need to register your details and complete an application form through the link below.

Click on this link to register your interest

After you have submitted your registration form we will send you an email that will include your unique link to your full application form.


Recruitment Dates

• Applications close: Monday 25th June
• Pre-interview dates: Wednesday 27th June – Monday 2nd July
• Assessment centre dates: Thursday 5th July – Thursday 12th July
• Offers communicated by: End of July
• Summer initial intensive start date: Mid November 2018


The selection process

To apply for the Teach First NZ Programme you will first need to register your interest and we will then send you a unique link to our full online application form. We then will review your completed application on our application closing date.

If your online application is successful, you will be invited to a interview where you will have another opportunity to discuss your background and demonstrate our Ngā Āheitange: key competencies.

Success at an interview will lead to an invitation to a Teach First NZ Assessment Centre, incorporating an interview, a group exercise, a sample teaching lesson and self-reflection exercises. If you are successful at our Assessment Centre – congratulations! You will be made an offer to start your journey on the Teach First NZ Programme.