new-diploma-nicole-roy-2024-400pxThe AIP would like to congratulate our latest Diploma in Packaging Technology Graduate, Nicole Roy Dip. Pkg. Tech. MAIP, Business Development Manager for Temperature Assurance ANZ & Rollstock, Sealed Air. Internationally recognised as the premier qualification in the packaging industry the Diploma in Packaging Technology is a Level 5 PIABC, 51-credit foundation degree-level qualification that prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain and can also lead to higher level study. Nicole kindly shared with the AIP what she learnt during her studies.

1.    What is your current role? What are your areas of responsibility?

I work for Sealed Air in New Business Development.  I scope out new opportunities with new and existing customers.  Sometimes this can mean finding new products or using existing products in new markets.

2.    What does graduating from the Diploma in Packaging Technology mean to you?

I have worked in the printing and packaging industry since I left school.  I initially undertook a NZCS while I was Lab Supervisor in NZ, but life got in the way and I never finished it.  Achieving my Diploma in Packaging Technology was really important in validating my career choice to stay in packaging.  I love learning and this has given me skills to evaluate other packaging materials and outcomes that can directly or indirectly affect my proposals.

3.    How will you apply this knowledge moving forward?

The Diploma in Packaging Technology has enabled me to see the bigger picture on projects.  The world of packaging is changing every day, we are being challenged to find smarter and more sustainable options. The Diploma has given me a good base and I feel more confident now than ever at being able to help my customers understand why we choose materials and guide them on their sustainability journey.  I have done a number of AIP courses as well as The Diploma in Packaging Technology and they are all relatable and provide valuable information for a professional packaging technologist.

4.    Do you have any advice on why other people should complete the Diploma in Packaging Technology?

The benefits from learning and being supported by a world class team at the AIP is invaluable to anyone who wants to pursue a rewarding career in packaging technology.

5. So where to from here for your career?

To infinity and beyond!

6. Will you consider applying to become a Certified Packaging Professional as your next professional development stage?

I will consider it now, especially as I know I will be supported by the team at AIP!
The Diploma in Packaging Technology has been designed to take in to account the experiences of training through the pandemic and the results of research undertaken on the ideal learner journey. The course is comprised of short, bite-sized modules that you can study at a time and pace to suit you on a variety of devices.

Completion of the Diploma in Packaging Technology demonstrates your commitment to your career and to the industry.
Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Packaging Technology are equipping themselves for progression within the packaging industry to a position where they can assume responsibility for packaging in a company at any point in the supply chain.