WHO: Sam Gould
JOB: Marine Engineering Technician, Miller Moyes Marine
Certificate in Applied Technology (Marine Engineering Systems)
FINAL YEAR OF STUDY: 2010
WHY: "The reason why I've chosen this career path is because I enjoy the marine environment, and engines have always interested me. To me, marine engineering looked like a great way to combine the two things I like. It's a career path that should be exciting, fascinating and fulfilling. I love that every day in my job is different and poses new challenges. I'm always learning new things. My plan is to further my career in the marine industry and maybe move into bigger engines and larger boats. There are so many opportunities!"
WORDS OF ADVICE: "Make the most of your time at Unitec! A year is not that long, so make the most of the short time you're there and always ask questions. I enjoyed the hands-on approach to the programme - it enabled me to gain a better understanding of mechanics. And the support of the tutors was great. They were always there to help us out. My certificate is one hundred percent relevant to my job now. Without it I wouldn't be in the job I have now."