We want to play our part in helping produce the next generation of professional leaders in the industry.
At the end of your time in the Graduate Development Programme (three years in Planning and Investment, and four in Highways and Network Operations) you'll be well on your way to becoming one of the most sought-after professionals in your sector. Right from the start, you'll be using the knowledge and skills you've learned in your study to work on real projects, with the support of experienced colleagues. We’re also accredited as a Professional Development Partner with the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ).
Our programme is tailored to support graduates in realising their potential. Being part of it means we commit to your future as a professional. In return for your energy, passion, commitment and participation, we will provide you with:
We have 11 offices across the country, and we encourage our graduates to move around. Our Planning and Investment graduates will be based in our Auckland Regional office and Wellington National office, but may have the option of working in other offices during their time with us. Our Highway and Network Operations graduates are more mobile – when you apply, you’ll be asked what your preferred location is, but we expect some flexibility.
We’re looking for graduates with:
As well as having great personal values and attributes, we are looking for graduates with qualifications that help us deliver quality results for New Zealand. Qualifications in the following areas show you have interest and ability for roles at the Transport Agency.
The Transport Agency has responsibility for ensuring the state highway network is operated safely and efficiently. We maintain and improve the network as well as plan and develop new highways. We manage some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country and work collaboratively with a wide range of contractors.
We support graduates obtaining their professional accreditation with IPENZ.
We look for graduates with a degree in civil engineering degree which is Washington Accord recognised.
Our planners help shape the whole-of-network view for the long-term future design and direction of New Zealand’s transport system. They promote integrated land use and multi-modal transport, and strategically negotiate the right balance between transport outcomes and other social, community and economic outcomes, including the 30–40 year vision for the transport system as a whole.
We support graduates obtaining their professional accreditation with either IPENZ or NZPI.
The Transport Agency invests in land transport services and infrastructure through the National Land Transport Programme, which is focused on delivering transport solutions that will help communities across New Zealand thrive. To ensure we maximise our investment capacity in the future, we have been seeking to introduce more innovation into our investment mechanisms.
We support graduates obtaining their professional accreditation of Certified Financial Advisors or Chartered Accounts.
We look for graduates with a commerce or business degree, with majors in finance, economics or accounting.
Applications will open in early 2017.