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18 Apr 2022

Downer Graduate Programme - 2023 (Engineering)

Graduate Programme - 2023 (Engineering)

At Downer we're inspired by the challenge and chance to create a better future. As a market leader in infrastructure and engineering services, we truly believe in developing our future leaders through our New Zealand Graduate Programme. Our team of passionate people are committed to ensuring that all our graduates gain hands-on experience to succeed as an engineer. We’re here to ensure that you are well-supported to really own your future!


We know you are committed to developing your career, which is why our programme is focused on growing your capability.

Rotations through the business.
Our programme is 2 years in duration. During this time, we aim to develop well-rounded, highly skilled professionals by exposing you to the wider business before you specialise in one area. 

Dedicated Mentor Programme.
Downer has an established network of mentors across the country. As a graduate you will be partnered with an experienced colleague to help you set future career goals and find your way as a graduate.   

Young Professionals Conference.
Every year we invite graduates to participate in the Young Professionals Conference.  This is an event that incorporates professional development, team building, networking and technical updates.


Within a graduate role at Downer, you have the opportunity to learn how to manage contracts, programmes, manage risk and budgets, supervise civil works / road maintenance and design. You'll develop core competencies across the areas of people management, delegation, negotiation, time management and presentation skills – and that's just the start of it! 



We’re hiring now for our 2023 intake and have opportunities across New Zealand for:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers    
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechatronics Engineers

Once you've got your cover letter, CV and transcript ready, hit the apply button.

For more information on our Graduate Programme, visit our website here or follow us on our socials:

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You must be a New Zealand Citizen or have Permanent Residency to be eligible for this role. You must also be in your final year of study ready to commence employment in February 2023.

Apply online today by visiting using the reference number 589662.

Applications will not be accepted by email; they must be submitted through our recruitment system.

Applications close on April 18th, 2022 and we will review and we will connect with candidates after this date.

Apply Now!