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Emerging Professionals Programme

View our NZ Transport Agency video on 'why we do what we do'.

Our Emerging Professionals programme will bring some of the country’s top emerging talent together with the best people from across the NZ Transport Agency.

Applications open on 16 March 2020 for Engineers and Planners, and June 2020 for other streams and will be available to anyone who graduates prior to February 2021 or is in the first six years of their career.

Move others, transport yourself.

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Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for adaptive learners who can think outside the box and pick things up quickly to join our emerging professional programme. It’s not so much about what you look like on paper - we’re after people who offer diversity of thought when it comes to developing solutions to keep New Zealand moving. So regardless of your background, we want to hear from you.

What you can expect

We will offer a unique opportunity for you to go places you never expected within our organisation to help deliver our customer promise – great journeys to keep New Zealand moving.

You can expect:

  • A two-year rotational programme
  • Opportunities to contribute to meaningful work that makes a real difference to New Zealand
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities that will set you up for the future
  • Understanding of a complex public sector organisation
  • Mentoring from a senior manager

Application process

The application process as follows:

Emerging professionals programme application process graphic

  1. Submit application
  2. Video interview
  3. Assessment centre
  4. Offer
  5. Start your journey

To be eligible to apply you should be in your final year of tertiary study or be within your first six years of your professional career.

International students must provide evidence that you can legally work in New Zealand for the duration of the programme.