Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Denis Canty from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:


Denis Canty

Electronic Engineer


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  Denis Canty
It is challenging. But if you adopt the right attitude straight away it can be a lot easier. I would advise anyone to be a hard worker and maintain a positive attitude. Also be organised, right down to keeping notes. You start your career in college, not after it.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Plunket College

Plunket College


Computing, Software Development & eBusiness

Code:  BEBXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Progression Routes

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