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Our graduates work in a range of fields, adding immense value to our industries and communities. We help them develop the skills, hands-on experience and industry connections they need to hit the ground running.

From farming to cybersecurity: Unitec | Te Pūkenga graduate now security analyst at Auckland Transport

For ten years, Emilio Bargiacchi worked in agriculture and horticulture, primarily as a dairy farmer. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and he decided to switch careers. Now, he’s working as...

Unitec | Te Pūkenga Cybersecurity Graduate Nominated in New Zealand Women in Security Awards

When Gunjan Bhaskar moved to New Zealand, she thought she’d continue her teaching career. But, plans changed when she stumbled across Unitec | Te Pūkenga cybersecurity programmes.

Short film directed by Unitec | Te Pūkenga Screen Arts graduate wins UNESCO Wellington City of Film Best Film Award

Te Last Sunday directed by Unitec | Te Pūkenga Screen Arts graduate, Saito Lilo was announced the winner of the UNESCO Wellington City of Film Best Film Award

A great launchpad into the world of work

It was the virtual clothing fitting mobile app that Data and AI technical specialist Libby Lavrova developed when she was in Year 12 at Kamo High School in Whangārei that...

Alex de Vries and Team Win 2023 Unitec Bold Innovator Scholarship for Innovative Music Video Project

Afro-Kiwi writer, director, and producer Alex De Vries has been awarded the 2023 Unitec Bold Innovator Scholarship. De Vries, a recent Master of Creative Practice graduate from Unitec's School of...

Unitec | Te Pūkenga automotive graduate selected for top technicians’ competition

Unitec Te Pūkenga automotive graduate Jae Kim has been selected as a finalist in the nationwide Hyundai technicians’ competition.

From Passion to Pride: Kathryn's Unitec Mechanical Engineering Journey

Kathryn Billing, a structural steel welder at D&H Steel in Auckland, credits her family for sparking her interest in mechanical engineering. She completed a pre-trades certificate in mechanical engineering at...

Former restaurant manager now champions cybersecurity, thanks to Unitec

Auckland-based Cybersecurity analyst Paul Thomas reckons it’s never too late to study and credits Unitec with helping him ‘find his thing’ after completing its highly-acclaimed cybersecurity programme.

Business thriving after Unitec grad follows his passion

Jacob Van Pelt is making a name for himself as a content creator and VFX artist even before he walks the stage at Unitec’s Autumn Graduation Ceremony in April.

Championing diversity and inclusion through HR

An aspiration to move from Recruitment to Human Resources saw Nanna Scrafton join Unitec’s Diploma in Business, majoring in HR. Now National HR Manager for HEB Construction, she tells us...
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