Staff Profile

Paul Blagrove - Automotive Engineering Tutor

Paul Blagrove

Automotive Engineering Tutor

"My weekly job is running one of the several L3 New Zealand Certificates in Automotive Engineering, where I do one day theory and two days workshop. I have a rich history with NorthTec, as after leaving high school I attended an Electronics course here and later the Automotive pre-trade. I was born in Whangarei and completed all my Education here, so this is home to me."

"Over my 20 years of work history I have worked as a Auto sparky, Technician at a local franchise, held my WOF authority and was self employed for a number of years. I have been teaching since July 2015 and have gained a teaching qualification"

"As with many people in the industry I'm a petrol head too at heart. Although saying this, as my roots are as a Auto sparky I'm also into EV's (electric vehicles)."

"I'm passionate about doing things properly in the industry and I encourage the students to be the same. Do it right and keep the shop clean and tidy!"