This is a national study of beginning secondary teachers. It covers the transition from initial teacher education into the first two years of teaching - the period of provisional teacher registration. It includes a national survey of graduating students from all of the secondary teacher education providers in New Zealand. This survey explores the preparedness of these graduates for teaching. Case Studies of one hundred of these teachers are also featured with interviews tracking their experiences of teaching at six monthly intervals ending at eighteen months. We have rich data about their learning, induction support, satisfiers, challenges and retention in the profession. Data also includes interviews with those responsible for their mentoring and supervision. The case studies include teachers of all curriculum areas.