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NZX Graduate Programme 2021

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Business & Commerce, Law, Science, Mathematics, Information Technology

Qualification Requirements:

Recently achieved, or are in the final year of study for a degree with a significant commerce, law, science, mathematics or IT component


3 weeks ago

Application Open

21st Jul 2020 08:00am

Application Close

9th Aug 2020 11:55pm

How the programme works

We want to give you a wide range of experience at NZX.  In your first two years, you get the benefit of progressing through two different roles in different parts of the business, before landing in your permanent role in year three.  You might be a frontline analyst in the markets operations for year one, then an energy markets analyst in year two, then establish yourself into a team and role that marks the start of the rest of your career – the options are varied, and we’ll work with you on your financial markets career journey.

You will be based in our fantastic waterfront location in central Wellington.  We have open plan offices, so you can get to know people across the business, build your profile and explore ideas on where you might take your career. 

Benefits of the programme

We are all about building our staff to be the best they can be.  As a part of the graduate programme, we offer formal and informal opportunities to help you grow:

  • Study options – we offer graduates the opportunity to complete the NZX diploma, which all brokers in the market must complete.  Or you might opt to complete your Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Professional Legal Studies course – we’ll support your chosen pathway, cover costs, and provide study leave.

  • Professional memberships – we cover the cost for you to join the Institute of Financial Professionals – a great way for you to build your wider network in the industry and attend industry events that will grow your network and your knowledge

  • Site visits  - NZX is at the heart of the wider financial markets ecosystem.  To help you learn more about that ecosystem, we organise visits to some of key relationships like RBNZ, or issuers like Z Energy.

  • Support – you’ll be assigned a mentor who has been through the grad programme – to help you settle in and navigate your way through NZX.  You’ll also have an executive sponsor from our senior team, who will help you understand the business and build relationships at the most senior level.

  • A warm welcome – NZX is a social place and there are many opportunities for you to get to know your workmates. Whether it’s a casual summer BBQ for graduates at our CEO’s house or joining an indoor sports team, board game club or quiz night, you’ll find a place you belong.

Your Role

As an NZX graduate you will work as part of a small focused team with the opportunity to work within:

  • The Clearing team, providing front line pre- and post-trade operational support – learning all about how markets operate in practice

  • The Clearing Risk team, where you will learn all about how we use information and data as a part of the risk management of a key piece of national infrastructure

  • The Energy team where you will learn about how the New Zealand’s Electricity Market functions to keep the lights on

  • The Data and Insights team where you will use your data analysis skills to provide insights into what is happening in our markets

  • The Funds Services team where you will have the opportunity to learn about how we operate our funds management businesses, Smartshares or SuperLife  

Graduate work includes both day to day tasks that are integral to our services. You will work with experienced, open people, with hands on learning in a supportive team environment.

How to apply?

If you have recently achieved, or are in the final year of study for a degree with a significant commerce, law, science, mathematics or IT component, we would love to hear from you. Applications for our 2021 graduate programme are OPEN!

Applicants will be required to supply a copy of their CV & cover letter, a short written response to a prescribed question, and two short videos about yourself and a business news story that caught your attention in the last year.

Follow the link below to apply now! You’ll be directed to PreviewMe where you’ll need to create a login to get started.

If you have any questions about the programme please contact our HR team at recruitment@nzx.com

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