Saipriya Shahi

Saipriya Shahi

Quality Assurance Coordinator, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Bachelor of Science in Food Science

She loves that she can use her understanding of food science to make a difference, says Saipriya Shahi who is now a quality assurance coordinator at Pernod Ricard Winemakers, a global leader in the wine and spirits sector.

“Pernod Ricard Winemakers has over 18,500 employees in 80 countries, and we’re one big family working to make a positive impact. It’s such meaningful work because we not only get to be a part of the process that aims to create the best products but we also get make a positive difference for the environment.

“Through this role I can help to create a better future for consumers by providing them with innovative yet quality products, and making sure the products that go out into the consumer market are safe and compliant with the regulations.”

An inspiring work environment
She loves her job, Saipriya says.

“It’s truly inspiring to be able to work with such talented individuals who are all so passionate about what they do. Everyone is encouraged to think outside the box and be innovative in their day-to-day roles. The development opportunities are endless, you learn something new every day, and we’re lucky to get great opportunities to put our ideas into action.”

The people are what makes her work special.

“I love working at Pernod Ricard Winemakers. The atmosphere here is something truly unique and encouraging. Having a fun and motivated team around you makes coming to work very gratifying.”

A great student experience
She enjoyed her studies at AUT, says Saipriya who completed her Bachelor of Science in Food Science at the end of 2017.

“I just loved the overall experience. The academic staff were extremely supportive. They genuinely wanted their students to not only learn but to do the best they possibly could.”

Saipriya appreciated the amount of opportunities offered at AUT.

“I had the opportunity to be part of many different events, which truly encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. But the best part about studying at AUT has to be the practical experience you gain as part of your degree. It really prepares you to step out into the real world straight after graduation, and it also helps you recognise how well you’ve understood the content.”

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