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In this episode of Just the Job, we look at a real variety of careers - each of them 'hands on' in a different way.

Eric Samuelu (17)  from Mangere College gets the opportunity to look behind the scenes at the hallowed grounds of Wellington's Westpac Stadium.
An interest in the pharmaceutical industry sees Kirsten Smale (16) investigate the detail of a pharmacy technician's role.
And Nick Salmon from Orewa couldn't be happier when he gets to indulge his interest in heavy machinery when he joins a road construction team. 

Sports Turf

Like many people, 17-year old Eric loves sports and anything to do with it but he's never really heard about the Sports Turf Industry. He's also never been to Wellington so it's a big day when he gets the chance to learn what goes into keeping the turf at Westpac Stadium in mint condition all year round.
But is he up to the challenge of keeping a steady hand when it comes to painting the 22m line?

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Pharmacy Technician

Kirsten Smale (16) from Massey High School thinks the pharmacy industry could offer her a career in the future. She travels to Morrinsville to find out what opportunities there are for someone soon to leave school.
It doesn't take long for her to realise there's more to it than counting pills and that it will take a combination of maths and writing skills plus the ability to communicate well to make a success in this career.

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It could well be every young man's dream - the chance to go on the job of a major road construction project!
For Nick (17) from Orewa College, the prospect of getting involved in a raft of different aspects happening in the construction of the Mt Roskill western ring road extension was an opportunity not to be missed.
Keen to get his hands dirty, check out how Nick goes when it comes to assisting with traffic control and the challenge of the roller machine&

Find out more about this career and the specialisations within it, click on the following relevant links:
Bitumen Surfacing
Civil Engineering
Job Foresperson
Plant Operation
Survey Technician

Tip of the Week
Career consultant Sarah McIndoe's tip this week for finding the job you want looks at thinking about the work environment you want to work in. There are many things to consider - do you want to be indoors, outdoors, sitting at a computer, or dealing with people? Check out Sarah's helpful advice.

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