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: Speech and Language Pathologist
Industry/Sector: Allied Health
The kids are so clever. They just need that little bit of time or practice, and you’re there helping them to get where you knew they could go. You get to play a little part in helping them reach their potential.
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.
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.