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We’re looking for talented graduates to join us!

Applications open for 2018 Auckland Council graduate programme

Published: 8 May 2017

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We’re looking for talented graduates to join us!

Applications for the 2018 Auckland Council graduate programme are now open and we are searching for graduates who are passionate about shaping Auckland.

We’re looking for graduates from an incredibly diverse range of disciplines – from arts and humanities, commerce and science subjects through to engineering, architecture and information technology degrees, just to name a few.

In 2017, 52 graduates joined us to work across a wide range of departments, gaining experience in the full range of work council does.

Application dates for departments

24 April – 11 May 2017
Programmes: Finance, Engineering, Commercial Finance, Resource Consent, Planning, Environmental Health Services, Building Control.

31 July 2017 – 17 August 2017
All other programmes such as: Arts, Community and Events, ATEED, Civil Defence Emergency Management, Community Facilities, Democracy Services, Digital and Business Improvement, Information Services, Legal, Libraries and Information, Licensing and Compliance, Local Board Services, Panuku Development Auckland, People and Capability, Transformation, Waste Solutions.

A really valuable experience

Cedric Fa’ai Tevaga graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Urban Planning and is currently part of the Planning Graduate Programme. After gaining work experience in the council’s intern programme while studying, he says his passion for community involvement is what led him to the council.

“I always knew I wanted to work in the public sector, help fix community problems and Auckland Council is a great place to do this.

"The networking opportunities with other graduates and business stakeholders, the supportive office culture and the ability to develop while working alongside private sector stakeholders have all been really valuable.”

Liz Muliaga, Auckland Council’s Early Career Pathways Team Leader, says the opportunity to work in a number of teams across the two year graduate programme offers graduates a unique way to gain experience.

“While applicants apply for a role in a certain department who are looking for someone with their skills and interests, they rotate across a number of different teams so they can get can get a feel for different parts of the business while doing hands-on work and learning more about what they might be looking for in a given career.”

Find out more

To learn more about our graduate programme and the council departments accepting graduates, please visit our careers site.