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Auckland Council

About Us

About us
He kōrero mō mātou

A career at Auckland Council offers endless possibilities to impact Auckland
Ko te mahi i Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau he angitutanga mutunga kore hei whakaaweawe i a Tāmaki Makaurau


Auckland Council is one of the most diverse organizations in New Zealand. Right now, we are working on large-scale projects right across our thriving region that is creating the future of our city.

This means that we have a world of opportunities for talented graduates and students like you.

From parks, law, engineering, and environmental services, urban design, planning through to finance and chartered accountancy, ICT, HR, strategy, and governance – we offer endless possibilities to take your career further.

Making a real difference to the lives of Aucklanders

We believe that it’s our talented people who make our region a better place to live, work and play.

We’re looking for passionate, talented people who genuinely want to make a difference to Aucklanders.

We have a bold vision: for Auckland to be a world-class city. It is a vision that unites us and drives our 9,500 employees to deliver world-class services and experiences every day for our 1.5 million Aucklanders.

Our Graduate and Intern Programmes – your opportunity to kick-start your career

Our Graduate programme will be opening for applications 18 March 2019 and closing 3 April 2019.

Our Internship programme will be opening for applications 29 July 2019 and closing 11 August 2019.

As an Auckland Council graduate or intern, you’ll get the chance to gain experience in a complex, large organization with endless possibilities to get involved with real projects and enjoy challenging and meaningful work.

As part of our commitment to youth employment, we offer a two-year graduate rotational program, as well as a paid three-month internship for students in relevant degree programs.

With annual graduate and intern intakes across Auckland Council, you will not only be gaining valuable experience but making a real difference towards shaping Auckland into a world-class city.

We value our people

At Auckland Council, we believe that taking care of Auckland starts and ends with taking care of our people.

This is at the core of everything we do.

As an employer, we want to acknowledge and support employee performance, their contribution and the value they add to our organization. Our employee benefits, wellbeing programmes, good employer initiatives, and staff discounts include a variety of packages, offerings, and support services.

Why join us?
He aha e hono mai ai ki a mātou?

  • A safe and supportive learning environment
  • Long term professional and personal development
  • Networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Involvement in complex, large scale projects and unique developments
  • A strong work/life balance allowing you to pursue additional study or interests
  • A fair reward for your effort – all Graduate and Intern positions are fully paid
  • Support with NZ job accreditation across several disciplines
“You are Auckland’s future. Shaping your city – it’s in your hands.” – Stephen Town, Chief Executive Officer

Discover more about our programmes and meet our people at endlesspossibilities.co.nz