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Unitec Creative Industries' alumni feature in Amazon's Rings of Power

Amazon Prime Video's recently released billion-dollar TV series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, features a line-up of graduates and staff from Unitec’s School of Creative Industries...

“It’s never too late to learn” – Turning your passion into a profession

Samoan born and raised Lite Elisara graduated from Unitec with a Bachelor of Applied Technology - Automotive Engineering in 2015 with his three years of study funded by New...

Pacific acting alumni star in Young Rock TV series

Performing and Screen Arts (PASA) alumni, appear in Young Rock, inspired by the early life of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Build a career with Unitec

How Cole turned is passion for building and carpentry into a full-time job.

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...

Growth mindset took him to places

John Aranui’s decision to leave school in Sixth Form an sign up to a degree at Unitec turned out to be a good one. After working in Australia for a...

Building is his life's business

Cedric Folaumoetui completed a Certificate in Applied Technology- Carpentry (This programme is replaced with New Zealand Certificate In Carpentry) at Unitec in 2019, becoming the first Pasifika winner of the...

Growing New Zealand’s cybersecurity talent

The partnership between Spark and Unitec helped increase the pool of cybersecurity talent in New Zealand. We spoke to Spark’s Security Awareness & Operations Planning Chapter Lead, Carl Ling, about...

A bold career move from hospitality to construction

After moving to New Zealand from France in 2008, Clément Richer (middle) worked in hospitality for five years before deciding to go down the very Kiwi path of ‘becoming a...

Forging a path in local government

In 1998, Shelley Wharton (nee Renkema) decided to make a career change and signed up for Unitec’s Environmental Engineering degree. Now Infrastructure Programmes Department Manager at Whangārei District Council and...
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