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Interested in a career in Freight and Logistics?

Interested in a career in Freight and Logistics?

Trade up and become… A Truck Driver  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXmE9XQUFw  A Heavy Automotive Technician https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep9XzUKTARg  A Forestry Truck Driver...

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Want a career in marine biology? See how Chris did just that

Want a career in marine biology? See how Chris did just that

Chris Battershill, Professor and Chair, Coastal Science University of Waikato What did you want to be when you were 16? Couldn't decide between being a medical doctor or a marine biologist. What did you end up doing when you left...

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See how Chris became a science professor

Chris Battershill is a Professor and Chair at the Coastal Science University of Waikato. Read Chris's career journey and get some great advice and career insights…

Fancy a career in communications or project management? Get some great insights from Annie

Fancy a career in communications or project management? Get some great insights from Annie

Annie Hill, Communications/Projects Manager, Priority One What did you want to be when you were 16? I didn’t really know what I wanted to be when I was 16. I considered going to journalism school as I really enjoyed writing but knew I...

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See how Annie became a communications/projects manager

Annie Hill is Communications / Projects Manager for Priority One, our region's economic development agency.  How did she get there?  Get her career insights here…

Interested in a career in broadcasting? Check out Jolene's career journey

Interested in a career in broadcasting? Check out Jolene's career journey

Jolene James, Operations Manager/Breakfast Host/Local News, Mediaworks Tauranga What did you want to be when you were 16? A journalist or TV host. What did you end up doing when you left school? Working part-time as an announcer at the local...

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Want to work in the safety, quality, training and environment industry? Get the inside story from Becky

Want to work in the safety, quality, training and environment industry? Get the inside story from Becky

Becky Cox, Regional SQTE (Safety, Quality, Training and Environment) Administrator, Fulton Hogan Bay of Plenty What did you want to be when you were 16? I wanted to be a Radio Celebrity or a Pilot. What did you end up doing when you left...

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Want to become a marketing exec? Find out how Rhian did just that

Want to become a marketing exec? Find out how Rhian did just that

Rhian Ecclestone Marketing Executive for Tuskany Agency/ Cake and Coffee Consumer  What did you want to be when you were 16? An Actor or a filmmaker. What does an average day look like? My job is extremely varied, I work with a number of...

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Got political aspirations? We talk to Tauranga City Councillor Max Mason

Got political aspirations? We talk to Tauranga City Councillor Max Mason

Max Mason. City Councillor. Tauranga Citywide Council.   What did you want to be when you were 16? I didn’t know. What did you end up doing when you left school? Conscripted into the army and became a soldier.   Describe a day in...

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Does management in the construction industry appeal? Find out more from Sarah at Form

Does management in the construction industry appeal? Find out more from Sarah at Form

Sarah Ross, National Operations Manager, Form Building & Developments Ltd What did you want to be when you were 16? A psychologist What did you end up doing when you left school? I just wanted to get on with things so I left halfway through...

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Is engineering the career for you? Get some great insights and advice from Gavin at Beca

Is engineering the career for you? Get some great insights and advice from Gavin at Beca

Gavin Frost, BOP Regional Manager at Beca Ltd What did you want to be when you were 16? An Engineer. I liked fixing things, building things with my Dad and helping him fix the car. That said, most of my childhood I thought I would be a vet! What...

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Is law the career for you? We talk to Sharline from Holland Becket Law about her career journey

Is law the career for you? We talk to Sharline from Holland Becket Law about her career journey

Sharline Fitzgerald, Practice Manager, Holland Beckett Law What did you want to be when you were 16? A Chartered Accountant. What did you end up doing when you left school? Accounting Clerk at a Chartered Accountants office. Describe a day in...

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Interested in a cool creative career in design and manufacture? You'll love Richard's story

Interested in a cool creative career in design and manufacture? You'll love Richard's story

Richard Parker, Owner, Black Chilli Design, Partner in Elite Event Hire What did you want to be when you were 16? There wasn't the wide choice of careers that are available today and industry apprenticeships were common but I wanted to go to Art...

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Want to become a magazine editor or publisher? Find out how Jenny did just that

Want to become a magazine editor or publisher? Find out how Jenny did just that

Jenny Rudd, Editor and Co-Publisher, UNO Magazine. What did you want to be when you were 16? Either a criminologist, a journalist in war zones or a lorry driver.  What did you end up doing when you left school? I grew up in the UK, and went...

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Are you passionate about a career in graphic design? We chat with Creative Director Tara

Are you passionate about a career in graphic design? We chat with Creative Director Tara

Tara Fowler, Creative Director, Tuskany Agency   What did you want to be when you were 16? I knew I wanted to do something creative and self-expressive. I didn’t know what exactly.  I continued to do the things I loved which at that...

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Is events management the career for you? Find out why Millie loves her role

Is events management the career for you? Find out why Millie loves her role

Millie Newitt, Downtown Tauranga Promotions and Events. What did you want to be when you were 16? I never had a specific job title in mind. I did, however, know that I loved the arts; painting, design and drama. I also knew that I was a very social...

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Interested in a career in medicine? We get some great insights from Geoff

Interested in a career in medicine? We get some great insights from Geoff

Geoffrey E Olsen, Director, Fraser Clinic, Phlebology - Non-surgical Treatments for Varicose Veins, Skin Cancer Treatments, Non-surgical Cosmetic Treatments What did you want to be when you were 16? I always wanted to be a DOCTOR What did you end...

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Wants a career in the arts? Get the inside scoop from Kimberley

Wants a career in the arts? Get the inside scoop from Kimberley

Kimberley Cleland, General Manager - Tauranga Arts Festival What did you want to be when you were 16? A Greenpeace Activist What did you end up doing when you left school? Studying Environmental Management and a Masters in Planning at the...

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Interested in becoming a structural engineer? Find out more from Anna

Interested in becoming a structural engineer? Find out more from Anna

Anna McMullen, I currently work as a Structural Engineer for Beca in Tauranga.  What did you want to be when you were 16? When I was 16 I knew I wanted to be an Engineer because I enjoyed Physics and Maths at High School. I also liked Woodwork...

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Does a career in hospitality appeal? Check out Jessica's story

Does a career in hospitality appeal? Check out Jessica's story

Jessica Rafferty - General Manager/Owner - The Crown & Badger What did you want to be when you were 16? An Architect. There was something about designing functional workspaces and changing people's lives that really enticed me. Helping to...

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Interested in working in the aviation industry? Get some great insights from Verghese

Interested in working in the aviation industry? Get some great insights from Verghese

Verghese George, HR/Commercial Operations Manager JNP Aviation Limited What did you want to be when you were 16? A Pilot. What did you end up doing when you left school? Mechanical Engineering. Describe a day in your life at work: It can be...

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Is creativity your passion?  Read Meg's career journey and advice

Is creativity your passion? Read Meg's career journey and advice

Meg Davis, General Manager, Creative Bay of Plenty What did you want to be when you were 16? I had no idea. None. I really struggled to imagine myself in a ‘dream job’ as there were so many things I liked, but very few which fit...

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Heading for a career in the art sector?  Get the low down from Karl

Heading for a career in the art sector? Get the low down from Karl

Karl Chitham, Director, Tauranga Art Gallery What did you want to be when you were 16? An artist What did you end up doing when you left school? I spent a year at AUT doing a certificate in Graphic Design (before computers), then did a Bachelor...

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Want to work in HR? Find out how Danielle did just that

Want to work in HR? Find out how Danielle did just that

Danielle Pierce, HR Advisor, Holland Beckett Law What did you want to be when you were 16? A professional volleyball player. I have played volleyball for as long as I can remember and have been lucky enough to represent New Zealand in both beach and...

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Looking to make it in the media world? Bernie's advice will help

Looking to make it in the media world? Bernie's advice will help

Bernie Morgan.  Senior Account Manager.  Mediaworks.  What did you want to be when you were 16?  A Writer. What did you end up doing when you left school? Studied and became a Registered Nurse. Describe a day in your life...

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Is the food industry where you're heading? Daniel has some great advice

Is the food industry where you're heading? Daniel has some great advice

Daniel Ramsey, General Manager, North Island Mussels Limited What did you want to be when you were 16? I wanted to be a farmer. What did you end up doing when you left school? I completed a Bachelor of Technology (Food) degree at Massey...

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Want to work in the fast paced media environment? Letitia is doing just that

Want to work in the fast paced media environment? Letitia is doing just that

Letitia Poultney, SunLive News Editor and Newsroom Manager, SunMedia. What did you want to be when you were 16? Forensic Pathologist or Embalmer. What did you end up doing when you left school? Studying to get my diploma in Journalism, while...

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