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Lily Du


Second-year rotation – Pacific Steel Rolling Mills
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Chemical and Materials
University of Auckland

Why did you choose our NZ Steel graduate programme?

I first heard about NZ Steel through my studies where we looked at the steelmaking process. I later attended some networking events where I got to meet NZ Steel graduates and learned about what was involved in the graduate program. I wanted to start my engineering career with plenty of practical exposure to different plants at the same time as focusing on my personal development and this is exactly what the program provided.

What has been the highlight of your time with NZ Steel so far?

Opportunity to work on projects which involve automating equipment to improve processes, safety, and efficiency. As a result, I am gaining valuable experience in both engineering design and project management. Another definite highlight is the opportunity to go to Australia for professional development training and to meet other graduates from across the business.

What three words best describe your time in the graduate programme?

Challenging, intriguing, all-encompassing.


Luke Fielding


First-year rotation – NZ Steel Iron Plant Maintenance
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Mechanical
University of Waikato

Why did you choose our NZ Steel graduate programme?

I chose the NZ Steel graduate program because it gave me the opportunity to be a part of the NZ Steel story. I had the unique opportunity to get heavy industry experience. This was more than choosing a job, I was choosing my future career and lifestyle.
I am immensely proud to be a part of the story of steel. The surrounding region where I now live has a long relationship with NZ Steel. There is real pride in coming to work each day where I am a part of a long history of steelmakers.

What has been the highlight of your time with NZ Steel so far?

As a professional, I am responsible for my own success. There is an immense pride that comes with seeing all the parts of a job come together. The highlight of my time so far at NZ Steel has been the opportunity to be a project manager. I am responsible for implementing actions that deliver cost savings, plant uptime and improving the safety of personnel on site.

What three words best describe your time in the graduate programme?

Resilience – In the work that I do and the people I do it with.
Manaakitanga – The welcoming, supporting nature of my workplace
Diversity – In people, ideas and solutions