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Auckland Council

Graduate Programme

Endless Possibilities for Graduates like you
He angitutanga mutunga kore mō te paetahi pēnā i a koe


As an Auckland Council Graduate, you’ll be amazed at the possibilities on offer for your future – you’ll even be offered a permanent position with us from day one!

Our two-year Graduate Programme will provide you with accelerated learning and development, and rotations through your chosen area of work – ensuring you have hands-on experience, exposure to senior leaders and the chance to work on large scale projects and unique developments.

Throughout the rotations, you’ll have performance and development discussions with your manager, set achievement goals and highlight your strengths and improvement areas to fast track your development.

You will have a personal support team that includes a graduate cohort network, a business mentor and the Early Career Pathways, team.

All these support people are on board to ensure you succeed and will help you every step of the way.


We value our Graduates

Ka uara nui mātou ki ā mātou paetahi


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



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 positions are fully paid

Am I the right fit for Auckland Council?
As an organisation we support a diverse and vibrant city – so each year, we look for a diverse selection of graduates and interns that reflect our region’s population.

Specifically, you will:
  • Be driven and passionate, care about our city and improving the lives of our diverse communities
  • Want to share your thinking, solve problems and work through challenges as well as finding ways we can improve what we do
  • Be able to draw on your life experience – which could include formal work experience, leadership in a sporting capacity and volunteer positions right through to responsibility for caring for a relative.
  • Be aware of and understand Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and Te Ao Māori and its relevance today
  • Work well with others and have great written and verbal communication skills
  • Want to be involved with your community

Our Graduate Programme develops future leaders and specialists that help shape our city.

Find out more about our programme and meet our people at endlesspossibilities.co.nz