From the publishers

Our graduates work at some of the most well-known publishers in New Zealand and overseas. Hear what they have to say about our programmes and our graduates.


We currently have five Whitireia graduates on our books, and all of them demonstrate the programme’s focus on teaching the practical skills essential to a rapidly changing industry.

Chris Murray  logo lexisnexis

The Whitireia Publishing Programme graduates we have hired have been excellent – I can rely on them to have the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed for our work in educational publishing. Six of our current employees are graduates, and they all joined the company ready to go!

Neale Pitches  SPP 

A German student told us she had searched the world and this was the best, most comprehensive publishing course she found. We have employed many graduates. The great strength of the course is that it combines hands-on publishing projects with a lively range of guest lecturers from presses large and small.

Mary Varnham  awa 

I have employed or hosted as interns more than two dozen Whitireia graduates in the past ten years and am always struck by the fact that they have practical editorial chops as well as a breadth of knowledge about our very diverse and changing industry.

Claire Murdoch  Penguin Random House logo

The course is highly practical and very relevant, and the students and graduates are all extremely well prepared for their industry roles. We are great supporters of this invaluable course.

Nicola Legat  Massey Press vertical logo CMYK2  Te Papa Press LOGO

At Gecko Press we always enjoy the enthusiasm and versatility of the students who come to us, as well as their practical skills. The industry is very lucky to have this course to prepare students for a career in publishing.

Julia Marshall  Gecko Logo2

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