Mike Shaw

  • Mike Shaw

JOB: Automotive Technician, Giltrap City Toyota

QUALIFICATION: Certificate in Applied Technology (Automotive Engineering) 

"I've always been interested in fixing things and wanted to know how to repair my own car to save costs. One of the things I enjoy most about my job is working on troublesome jobs that take a little bit of time to figure out. It's great to be able to diagnose the problem and then being able to repair it. One of the highlights of my career so far is becoming a Hybrid Elite Technician and finishing my apprenticeship. It wasn't always easy and sometimes it felt like the longest year and a half of my life - but I've done it and I'm proud of it. I also enjoyed being able to fly to Palmerston North to attend Toyota School and become a Toyota Technician. That was pretty cool."

"Give it a go and have some fun. The casual learning environment at Unitec was great, and it was good to do practicals on my own vehicle. I liked the large grounds at Unitec's Mt Albert campus and being able to park on campus was a bonus too. The knowledge I gained at Unitec is very valuable for my work now."