Learn about the skills you'll need to transition seamlessly into the workplace.
Leaving the study books behind and stepping into employment can take you on a whole new journey of learning – where you need more than engineering technical skills to succeed.
Get up to speed with work life – watch our series of videos featuring experienced engineers, managers and HR staff sharing their tips and advice. They cover topics such as the realities of working life, the importance of business and team work skills, and the need to maintain personal wellbeing. All vital to be the best you can be.
Episode 1: Wellington Water CEO, Colin Crampton.
Find out about some of his career highlights, things he wished he knew about working as an engineer when he was a student, why he thinks volunteering in the community is important.
Episode 2: Stantec mechanical engineering technologist, Charlotte Flaherty.
Learn about Charlotte's journey transitioning into work life as a mature student, asking questions when starting a new job, the types of projects she has worked on, and more.
Episode 3: Transpower Graduate Engineer, Hugh Hendrickson.
Watch the latest episode in our Study Life to Working Life video series as we get insights and advice from Hugh Hendrickson. Hugh talks us through some things he wished he knew about working as an engineer, what placement is and why CPD (continued professional development) is important.
Episode 4: Woods Land Development Engineer, Mervin Tibay.
On this episode of Study Life to Working Life we get insights from Mervin Tibay, a land development engineer at Woods, on how to stay resilient when a job application is unsuccessful, what a typical day at work looks like, and how connecting with Young Engineers New Zealand has helped his career journey so far.
Episode 5: WSP Senior Instrumentation Engineer, Mike Lusby.
In this episode, we’re getting insights from Mike Lusby, a senior instrumentation engineer at WSP in New Zealand. Mike shares his secret to maintaining a healthy work/life balance, why he thinks business skills are important for engineers, and more.
Episode 6: Aurecon Senior Structural Engineer, Chantelle Bailey.
In episode six of our Study Life to Working Life video series, we get insights and advice from Aurecon Senior Structural Engineer, Chantelle Bailey. Learn why it is important to ask for help as a graduate, why all engineers should aim to become chartered, how joining a special interest group can improve your career, and more.
Episode 7: Fonterra Engineering Project Manager, Raniera Paniora-Hepi.
In this episode, we get insights from Raniera Paniora-Hepi, an engineering project manager at Fonterra, who explains to us what a typical day looks like for him, the skills he wished he had mastered while studying, and much more.
Episode 8: Beca Structural Engineer, Kishan Seger.
In this episode of Study Life to Working Life, Kishan Seger, a structural engineer at Beca, talks us through what it’s like to work at an engineering consultancy, why all graduates should aim to get chartered, and more.
Episode 9: Robert Bird Group Graduate Engineer, Laura Wallan.
Do you know what billable hours are, and why consultancies have them? To find out, watch out our most recent Study Life to Working Life video with Laura Wallan, a graduate engineer at Robert Bird Group.
Episode 10: Chief People & Communications at Harrison Grierson, Karen West.
This time we have Karen West, Chief People & Communications at Harrison Grierson, talking about why it’s important to ask for help as a graduate, what traits recruiters look for in engineers when hiring, and more.
Episode 11: Associate at Robert Bird Group, Simon Randall.
In this video, Simon Randall, an associate at Robert Bird Group, talks about some skills that are essential for graduate engineers, and what traits will put you in the best position when applying for jobs.
Episode 12: People, Talent & Performance Manager at Abley, Nichola Blue.
In this episode of Study Life to Working Life, we've got Nichola Blue from Abley, talking about diversity within the engineering profession, why it's important for graduates to keep up-to-date with CPD, and much more!
Episode 13: Civil Engineer at Jacobs, Aaron Washington.
This time we're getting insights from civil engineer, Aaron Washington, on what a typical day at Jacobs entails, what his top teamworking tips are, and more.
Episode 14: Manager People and Culture at Structex, Kate Singleton.
Are you an engineering graduate wanting advice and insights for heading into working life? Don't stress! Our latest Study Life to Working Life episode is here. Today, we have Kate Singleton from Structex, giving advice on how graduates can prepare for their first few months of working life, why it's important to ask for help, and much more!
Episode 15: Structural Engineer at BCD Group, Campbell Dawson.
Welcome to episode number 15 in our Study Life to Working Life video series! We've got structural engineer, Campbell Dawson from BCD Group, sharing what a typical day looks like for him, one skill that would have made the transition to working life easier, and more.
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