Power Careers Event

Take charge of your future!

This annual event allows students to meet recent graduate engineers and experienced representatives from the electricity industry and discuss career opportunities and pathways for future engineers. Power companies recruit engineers from all disciplines and all engineering students are welcome.

For more information about Career pathways in Electrical engineering, check this page!

2020

The 2020 Power Careers Event was held from 22 to 24 July with about 120 students attending one or more events.

Careers Convention 

Held Wednesday 22 July from 5 pm, including 10 speakers online and about 70 attendees (online or in the lecture theatre). The programme included two keynote speakers, Karl Schicker (Mitton ElectroNet) and Yanosh Irani (Meridian Energy), as well as a panel of recruitment specialists and a panel of young engineers. Download the 2020 Power Careers Convention Programme. The convention was followed by pizza and a chance for those who attended in-person to network.

Company sessions 

Held 23 and 24 July, online and in meeting rooms, students were able to attend 30-minute session with 11 different companies (25 sessions available in total and about 50 different industry representatives).

 

2019

2019 Power Career Day was held Tuesday 30 July, in the Engineering Core, and consisted of two sessions:

Career Expo

11.00 am to 4.00 pm - Engineering Core Foyer

About 200 students met delegates at 14 Industry members' stands, to learn about the industry, job opportunities and summer placements.

Career Convention & Scholarship Awards

4.30pm to 6.30pm - E5 Lecture Theatre, Engineering Core

About 80 students and 20 industry representatives attended the talks to learn about the exciting opportunities and challenges for the electricity industry, and hear individual experiences from the speakers:

  • Keynote: Peter Brown, General Manager New Zealand, PSC
  • Dr Kavi Singh, GM New Energy Development and Strategy, PowerNet
  • Cameron Chapman, Commercial Engineering Manager, WEL Networks
  • Kewen Kueh, Team Leader: Power Assets, Powerco
  • Hugh Hendrickson, Graduate Engineer, Transpower

EPECentre Scholarships were awarded during the evening. This was followed by refreshments and a chance to network.