Life at BNZ

Create Great Together


We’ve come a long way since we opened our doors in 1861, and so has the world of banking. We’re transforming our business for the future, and we’re looking for a diverse range of minds to help us do it.

As a graduate at BNZ, your objective will be the same as our CEO. To enable a high achieving New Zealand, by helping our customers be good with money, so they can do great things with it. You’ll be on a fast track program, involved with hands on, meaningful work from the word go. Whether you’re a graduate for 6 or 18 months, you’ll be learning extensive commercial skills and business acumen, allowing you to step in to a full time position when the opportunity arises.



Life at BNZ

Of course Life at BNZ isn’t all about the work we do, it’s about the people we connect with, how we stay energised inside and outside of work, and the growth that we experience.


Our customers and the communities we work in, inspire and energise us to achieve great things together. Take a look at the Good Report (or closed for good) video to see just some of the initiatives we’re proud to have been involved in recently.



With over 70 different communities across BNZ, feel empowered to connect with people across the business through a diverse range of interests and networks. Our Generation Blue community is an active social entity, and a great way to connect with other future BNZ leaders over nibbles and drinks.



Think working for a bank means sitting behind a desk? Think again! We get out and about in the community to really get to know our customers. Our flexible working arrangements and agile work spaces ensure we remain energised so we can be our best, at home and at work.




Start as a graduate and become the Director of BNZ Partners, well that’s what Shelley Ruha did anyway. Take advantage of working closely with senior leaders across the business and a fast track development programme to develop skills and knowledge for a successful career with BNZ. 






High School

Research careers and companies

First year of tertiary study

Attend careers and employer events

Second to last year of tertiary study

Apply for internships and research graduate jobs

Last year of tertiary study

Apply for graduate jobs and programmes or consider post-graduate study

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