Apprentice 11: Seta Baker from NMIT

Publish Date
Thursday, 10 June 2021, 8:17PM

Meet Marlborough Apprentice #11, Seta Baker from NMIT!

Seta started the two-year New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering, Level 4 programme, offered by NMIT exclusively in New Zealand. While Seta won’t be officially starting his workplace training until next year, he will be getting hands-on learning at the RNZAF Woodbourne base in preparation. Seta studies hard and commutes to Nelson weekly for his rugby training with the Tasman Mako’s. This year the Tasman Rugby Union recognised the promise they see in Seta and have awarded him a scholarship to support his study. 

Why did you get into your industry?

I took my first flight to Tonga. And just from there, I've just been in love with aircrafts and I've wanted to be a pilot or work on them. 

How long have you been in your industry?

I started my training this year. 

Highlights of working in my industry?

I’m a hands-on person, it’s great to work on real aircraft and to figure out the science behind flight. 

About NMIT:

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is a high quality Government owned tertiary education provider which is based at the top of the South Island in New Zealand. For over 115 years, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has been providing high quality tertiary education for students just like you. Our internationally talented staff are entirely dedicated to giving you the real world skills and a recognised qualification to embark on the career you deserve.


Join us at Moa Brewery Cellar Door on Friday June 11th from 3:30PM and watch Seta compete in a variety of challenges for the title of Marlborough Apprentice and the $1,000 prize money, plus an NZME advertising package for his business! 

Thanks to NMIT - Kick-start your career as an apprentice with NMIT!