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Transitioning to a career she loves

Joanne Aley took big leap away from the world of corporate management to become a Social and Behavioural Researcher for the Department of Conservation - a journey that began with...

Starting from the ground up

Lance Spalding’s career has taken him from apprentice to workshop manager to business owner, and now to Regional Trade Developer for iconic hardware store Mitre 10. We caught up with...

Getting Unitec's tech students 'mission ready'

Mission Ready seeks to give graduates, including those from Unitec’s technology department, the experience and confidence they need to enter the tech industry.

Continuing to learn in a career he loves

As Service Delivery Manager for leading security company, Insomnia Security, Gavin Cooper says emotional intelligence and an openness to learn have played a big part in his role.

Climbing the production ladder

From making coffee to producing some of New Zealand’s best loved shows, Dana Youngman is now Senior Entertainment Commissioner at Sky TV. We talked to her about her career and...

Making a difference in New Zealand Rugby

Rugby has always been a big part of Chantal Bakersmith’s life. From playing to teaching to rugby development, she now works at a more strategic level – helping Auckland clubs...

A company built on its people

Conal Dempsey started Dempsey Wood with friend Tony back in 1993. Since then the business has continued to grow with a firm focus on its people, becoming a key player...

Protecting people on the country’s rail corridor

As National Protection Manager for KiwiRail, Ria Apiata runs the team responsible for access to New Zealand’s rail corridor. She says Unitec’s flexible, practical approach to learning helped set her...
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