Tristan Sansiquet visited New Zealand ten years ago and fell in love with the place. He returned to France, and started his own IT business in networking and security. But his passion for Aotearoa never left him, so he returned in 2014 to study at Otago Polytechnic.
Tristan now has a Certificate in Electrical Technology, and a NZ Diploma in Engineering (Electrical).
After graduating in 2015, he was selected for the post graduate programme as a control engineer at Scott Technology in Dunedin. “I do a lot of drafting, kinetics, design and, of course, control systems, it’s very diverse” he says.
Tristan found Otago Polytechnic was an excellent place to study. “The best part is, I was able to be practical, not only theoretical”.
He says studying here is very different from France. “There is more structure in studies here, and I felt that if I needed support, the teachers were always there”.
Tristan’s now applying for residency, and is looking forward to an electrical engineering career in his adopted home.