Check out a work initiative that some of the GovTechTalent Graduates
have been in charge of, and why not participate?  

DataLandNZ an Open Data event
When: 31st of August - 1st of September
Where: Wellington
Click here to find out more!


The Purpose

Have you got a passion for technology, regardless of what you have studied? The GovTechTalent programme has been created to help deliver government services to New Zealanders. The Government is integrating digital and ICT capabilities to provide a seamless, interactive and responsive digital experience for users.

This is a big job. That's why we need big thinkers who have a passion for how digital and ICT technology can be used to make a difference to New Zealanders, and will contribute to leading New Zealand into the digital age.

In our dynamic programme there are a broad range of roles that will ensure your skills can be put to use in a meaningful way. For this graduate programme, ICT skills aren’t necessary, just an interest in how digital and ICT technologies can be utilised for the betterment of New Zealand.

The Details

  • 24 months in total – three 8-month rotations across participating government agencies
  • Be mentored by the thought leaders and senior managers in government’s ICT and digital roles.
  • Be remunerated with a competitive salary

The Agencies 

  • DIA
  • MBIE
  • MPI
  • MoE
  • NZTA
  • StatsNZ
  • IRD
  • ACC

The Talent

Passionate: About information, technology and user-centred services in a digital world

Learner: A dynamic and perceptive learner who is motivated to make difference

Thinker: Problem solvers, innovative thinkers and great communicators

Who can Apply?

We don’t believe the degree defines the student. We are open to students from a variety of degrees and tertiary backgrounds.

All we require from you is:

  • Be a recent graduate or a student in your final year of study in 2018
  • Be willing to relocate/work in Wellington


To find out more about the GovTechTalent programme, check out our website.



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

Offers jobs to students studying

Information Technology

Business and Commerce


Marketing and Sales

Design & UX