Career Choices Day
Career Choices Day provides school leavers, or adults looking to upskill, the opportunity to come onto campus, and check out areas of study.
How cool would it be to develop a new way to clean up the environment? Ever wanted to design a new energy drink or food product? Interested in improving animal and crop production? Whether you love the great outdoors or would rather work in a laboratory, there are just so many options available to you in the field of Science Technology.When you study Science at Wintec you'll learn the theory and gain practical skills that you can apply immediately to the workplace after you graduate. Whether you're interested in Biotechnology, Environmental Technology, Food Technology or Agritechnology, we can help you get started in the career you've always dreamed of.
Environmental Scientists provide advice on how to avoid or reduce harmful effects on the environment. Your work could have you preparing reports on the environmental impact of activities such as mining, forestry and agriculture; developing policies using ecological, mathematical or physical science data; or applying for resource consent on behalf of clients.
Biotechnologists create products using biologically based materials, studying bacteria and fungi, operating equipment used to process biological materials such as food and plants, genetically modifying organisms to make new products, monitoring production trends and advising governments or organisations on biotechnology issues.
Food Technologists research new food and drink products and then develop ways to improve them! Your day could include conducting trials, managing production, providing quality assurance, investigating the nutritional properties of foods and looking at the packaging, storage and safety of food to ensure it meets all government and industry standards.
Food Engineers design, develop and test processes and equipment for food processing companies. This may entail designing new methods of processing, packaging and preserving food, costing processes and equipment, improving existing processes, sourcing and testing equipment, even setting up a whole new factory.
Science Technicians work alongside scientists to carry out research, perform experiments and analyse results. Your day may include collecting samples out in the field, writing reports, maintaining databases or operating and maintaining a laboratory for teaching or research.
If you would like to talk to someone about whether science might be a good fit for you, please contact us.
Welcome to the Centre for Science and Primary Industries!
Creating the next generation of science talent in New Zealand has never been more important and if you're thinking about a career in Science or Primary Industries, we can help you to build your skills and employability.
We offer a diverse and exciting range of programmes that produce graduates who move on to stimulating and challenging careers within industry. We are proud of who we are and the achievements of our staff, students and alumni.
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