Your career will be as unique as you. It will be a journey full of twists and turns and ups and downs. In Career Stories, you’ll see how people have navigated their career journey so far. Some had a clear idea of where they wanted to go. And others ended up in unexpected places because they gave new things a go or changed their mind. Either way, you’ll see how things have a habit of working out.
Job: Environmental Officer
The Tasmanian mineral resource industry are global leaders in environmental care, community, human rights and safety and generates 64% of Tasmania’s export value from just 1% of our land area.
“Doing what I love makes it feel a lot less like work” – Kate.
Learn more: Environmental Officer | Careers in Mineral Resources (tmec.com.au)
Job: Specialist Welder
Industry/Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
I’m proud of what we make in Tasmania. I’m so very proud to know what we make is used across the world. I find it amazing where things we make end up.
Job: Marine Mammal Scientist
Industry/Sector: Marine Science
The first time I saw the ice edge, I was standing right at the top of the Aurora Australis by myself. My brain was literally so overwhelmed by what I saw that, hilariously, I burst into tears.
Job: Nursing Student and Health Professional
Industry/Sector: Health and Community Care
Throughout high school I was never certain of the career I wanted to pursue. I had lots of ideas, but nothing jumped out as ‘the one’. I started thinking about the life I wanted and identifying where my skills and strengths might be best suited.
Job: Project Coordinator
Industry/Sector: Hospitality and Cultural Awareness
The best way I think to connect with culture is through food, and storytelling behind what we are eating. Traditional food that people have been eating for thousands of years.
Job: Marine Biology PhD
I have always wanted to study Marine Biology. I volunteered to work at my local zoo while I was in High School
Industry/Sector: Health Care
The ability to help someone is such a rewarding and purposeful aspect of a job! They say find something you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.
Industry/Sector: Emergency Services
Being part of a high performing team and serving the community are just a couple of reasons why Michael decided to join the Tasmanian Fire Service.
Job: Electronics Technician
Industry/Sector: Defence Force
If you want to see the world and have an incredible career, there’s nothing like the Australian Defence Force according to Hamish.
Industry/Sector: Sport, Recreation
The previous CEO of AFL Tasmania, Trish Squires, shares her ideas on resilience and leadership. This includes being OK with not being perfect.
Job: Tour Operator
Industry/Sector: Hospitality and Tourism
Rob felt the fear of working on a Russian ice-breaker, skiing to the north pole, and running his own business. He did it anyway.
Job: Dairy Farm Manager
Industry/Sector: Agriculture, Business & Management
At only 24 years of age, Jack became the manager of a Dairy Farm that goes back three generations. And guess what? He’s loving it.
Industry/Sector: Building & Construction
Former apprentice of the year, now business owner and family man – all by the age of 29. Find out how James has laid the foundations for his career.
Job: Lecturer ‘Human and Exercise Physiology’
From a budding tennis career to a University Lecturer with a PhD, Sam Howe has been smashing it. He shares his story.
Job: English Teacher
Lyndon’s parents knew he’d be a great teacher before he did. His career path shows there’s no right or wrong direction to explore.
Job: Radio Producer
Industry/Sector: Arts & Media
How a chance meeting and a pro-active approach led Kyia to her perfect job.
Job: Kitchen Operations Teacher
Industry/Sector: Education, Hospitality
How a taste for travel helped Ben find the right ingredients for a rewarding career as a school teacher.
A deep curiosity in the way humans work led Bec to a career in Psychology. She takes time out to share her story.
Job: Nutrition Therapist
Aloise completed a Degree in Marketing, and did a stint at a big digital marketing firm. But then she went in a completely different direction.
Job: Interior Consultant
Industry/Sector: Construction, Professional Services
From an early age, Ally wanted to work in Interior Design. We talk to Ally about her unconventional pathway to get to her dream job.
Job: Electrical Apprentice
Bianca is a first year electrical apprentice employed by NECA Education & Careers and hosted by RBD Electrical.
Job: CNC Machinist
“You need to be quite focused and to be able to interpret correctly to ensure you’re supplying what the customer requires.”
Job: Project Manager
Industry: Building and Construction
Working all day behind a desk wasn’t appealing to Project Manager Lydia who originally studied accounting. Now the sky’s the limit.
Job: Mechatronics Engineer
“The fact I get to see the design and the build process from start to finish. Not many things are more satisfying than when you get it right.”
Job: Civil Construction Trainee
Industry: Civil Construction
When Connor first started as a trainee he found it quite overwhelming working on the big projects, but now he is taking the lead to teach others.