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30 Jun 2022

ISS Graduate Program - New Zealand

Graduate Program - New Zealand

Are you a recent University graduate looking for a future leadership position within a leading global organisation with a supportive, inclusive and welcoming company culture? We are seeking enthusiastic future leaders to join our Graduate Management Program for 2022 which provides an unparalleled opportunity for young, emerging leaders to fast track their careers in the facilities management industry through an extensive rotation program as a management trainee.

  • Based at one of our ISS office or client sites across New Zealand
  • Role rotations over 18 months across key business functions (including, Operations, Finance, People and Culture, & Operational Excellence)
  • Applications close on 30th June 2022 with our Graduate Program commencing in September 2022.

About ISS:

A career at ISS is about making a difference. ISS placemakers work at hospitals, airports, banks, and thousands of other places – and affect the lives of millions every day. Our people care about the great places they create, the customers and communities they serve, and the planet they seek to protect, always adding a human touch to everything they do.

ISS is a leading global workplace experience and facility management company.  Working in partnership with customers, ISS drives the engagement and well-being of people, minimises the impact on the environment, and protects and maintains property.

Our 15,000 service professionals in Australian and New Zealand, work across a wide range of sectors including Resources, Aviation, Healthcare, Education and Business & Industry.

Our Values

At every level of our organization, our people are guided by our values of Unity, Honesty, Entrepreneurship, Responsibility and Quality, which we demonstrate through our:

  • Inspiring and caring Management Team
  • Supportive and welcoming company culture
  • Excellent Reward and Recognition Programs
  • We pride ourselves on being a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace – signatories to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, Gold Foundation Partner of the Pinnacle Foundation, supporting  LGBTIQ+ New Zealanders
  • Environmentally and socially conscious – Zero emissions by 2025, CAF 3-Star Prequalified Contractor – ethical employer upholding cleaners’ rights and labour practices, accredited for ISO9001 – Quality Systems, ISO45001 Safety Management Systems and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
    • ISO 55001 Asset Management – Management systems accreditation
    • Recipient of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals highest 5 star rating

About the Graduate Program:

ISS is offering an intensive Global Management Trainee Program to recently graduated university students with leadership potential and a commercial mindset, with the opportunity to use these skills as a future leader within our organisation.

As part of the globally developed program, you will receive a thorough introduction to the ISS business gaining insights across our national, regional and global operations. You will also be exploring customer needs at strategic, tactical and operational levels and develop a sound understanding of the key business tools to meet our customer challenges.

ISS Graduates will be making meaningful contributions across various functions, with many opportunities to demonstrate the values of: accountability for self-development, completing work to a high standard, ensuring client confidentiality and maintaining customer service with a high level of stakeholder engagement.

Graduates will be assisting in:

Day to day operations of the site or facility ensuring KPI’s are met.

  • Production of safety packs and HSEQ documentation.
  • Preparation of P&L reports both at an account and finance level.
  • Provision of HR support.
  • Managing, empowering and developing our pacemakers.
  • Hands on experience working with our frontline pacemakers.

What we offer you?

  • Rotations within site based operations.
  • On-the-job training to build on your skills.
  • Tailored development program.
  • Mentor support from senior leaders within the business to help guide your career.
  • Opportunity to develop innovations and shape the way we work.
  • Performance feedback.
  • On completion of the Graduate Program you will transition into a permanent full time leadership role to continue your career at ISS.


  • Tertiary qualified or in your final year.
  • As this is an ongoing position, New Zealand permanent residency or New Zealand or Australian citizenship will be required.
  • Hold some relevant industry, internship or business administration experience (desirable, not essential).
  • Have a valid driver’s licence and own transport.
  • Ability to relocate for this GMT position to another location within New Zealand.
  • Mobility within New Zealand & APAC region is essential (particularly for post-program ongoing employment with ISS).
  • Current holder or willing to obtain a passport.
  • COVID 19 Vaccination Certificate outlining full vaccination is required. As a service provider, ISS must comply with all public health directives and client requirements. Medical exemptions will apply.
  • In July, be available for a virtual information session, complete an online leadership potential assessment, followed by a presentation and panel interview with our Leadership Team.
  • Availability to commence the program full time in September 2022.

How to apply:

Please visit our ISS Careers Website to complete an online application, which will include submission of your resume, academic transcripts and one page cover letter responding to the following selection criteria:

  • Customer Focus – your ability to build strong internal and external customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions.
  • Collaboration – ability to build partnerships and working collaboratively with others.
  • Self-awareness – provide insight into your personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Education Qualification – clearly outline what qualification you received, when you received it and summarise, in brief, your key learnings during this experience. 

If you have any additional enquiries regarding the application process of the program, please email Sucheta Saha, Senior Talent Coordinator,

We hope you enjoy your recruitment experience and we look forward to having you on board!

Apply Now!