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What can I expect in the programme?

Successful applicants will be offered a permanent role within the first 18months as a graduate programme.

The programme includes two rotations between policy teams and educational subject areas and broadly, you can expect to work on analysis and advice that contributes to the future of the education system.

This may be in the form of undertaking analysis, working on reports, responding to letters to the Minister and conversing with the public on their education expectations etc.

Where will I be based?

You can’t beat Wellington on a good day! Our Policy graduates are based in our National Office in the Wellington CBD

When do applications open?

Graduate applications open approx. July 2021.

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from all backgrounds. As an organisation we strive to represent the communities that we serve.

Successful graduates from previous programmes have completed studies in a diverse range of fields including; Māori Studies, the arts, economics, science, engineering, law, commerce, international studies, politics and many more!

We would love to receive your application if you:

  • are in your final year of study, or have recently graduated (degree level equivalent)
  • have a genuine interest in working in Policy and making a difference to New Zealand
  • are creative, flexible and able to work effectively in a fast-paced ambiguous environment
  • have an understanding of the values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how they can be applied to support education success for Maori,
  • can effectively work as part of a team to achieve great results

You must also have the ability to legally live and work in New Zealand.

How do I apply?

Our recruitment applications for this programme are managed by OCG Recruitment. To apply please visit the OCG website and submit a covering letter and CV. You will also be prompted to complete an online application form.