The UP 100: Meet Rebecca, Flight Attendant

1 February 2023The UP 100: Meet Rebecca, Flight Attendant

New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST) graduate, Rebecca Tapper, has been featured in The UP 100 – a compelling showcase of 100 remarkable students and graduates achieving success across Australasia and beyond.

Rebecca decided to leave secondary school early to work full-time. Three years later, the New Zealand Government introduced the fees-free scheme, which made Rebecca decide it was time to explore long-term career options.

After completing the NZST Study Tour, she was sold on a career in travel and tourism. Rebecca had the opportunity to experience some of the most stunning sights in New Zealand – her favourite being the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier in Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

Rebecca admits that taking the leap of faith into education was daunting at first, but now, she has a ticket to the world as a flight attendant for Air New Zealand.

Rebecca’s career journey hasn’t been conventional, but she wouldn’t have it any other way: “More experience leads to new lessons.”