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If you finish at the end of the academic year (November/December), we recommend sending in your application in August/September. Roles can become available at different times in the year and our Branch Managers want to fill these opportunities with the right people as soon as possible. There are always opportunities available at the end of the year as we head into our busiest period.

Keep an eye out on NxtStep for when applications are open.
Application Process
At Mainfreight, we’re about making the application process as simple, straight-forward and as personal as possible. We have a straight forward interview process to get to know you and find out whether Mainfreight is a good fit for you and you fit our values, culture and our Mainfreight way of life.

As they say, you have to be in to win. Send us your CV and Cover Letter when applications open on NxtStep. You can also apply through our careers website or send your applications straight through to our careers inbox: careers@mainfreight.co.nz.

Phone interview.
Whether it’s a “yes” or a “no” from your initial application, you will hear back from us pretty soon. If it is a “yes” we will schedule in a time for a phone interview. The phone interview is a chance for us to meet you personally and not just as a written application and give you more of an overview of life on the Leadership Programme, as well as answer any of your questions.

Face to Face Interview.
Whether in person or by Skype, this is where we get to know you better. This will be more of a formal interview and is the chance to sell yourself and show us you are a good Mainfreight fit and that you are excited and passionate to join our team.

Branch Manager Interview.
You’ve made the shortlist and this is the final step! Ultimately our Branch Managers have the final say so they want to get to know you. They will want to see that you are the right fit for their branch and the opportunity they have available. This is your chance to ask any questions about your potential role, responsibilities, what shift you will be working on, and what teams you will be working with.

If you impress our Branch Managers you will also need to pass a Pre-employment Background Check and Drug and Alcohol Test before joining the Mainfreight team.

Welcome Aboard, your adventure is about to start!