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Auckland Council

  • #4 in Government & Public Service
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2021 People and Performance Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme aims to provide you with the opportunities and support you need to launch your career and develop as a future leader or specialist within Auckland Council.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
NZD 50,000 - NZD 54,999
Start Date
9 Feb 2021

Application dates

Applications Close
22 Mar 2020

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Business Administration
Event Management
International Business
Office Studies
Project Management
Human Resources
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people. 

In People and Performance, people are at the heart of what we do. We value a positive, inclusive culture and we work together towards common goals. Our agreed behaviours and values guide us in how we work and interact with others and help us to strive for excellence. We act in a way that builds trust and values contributions. You will be a part of a division responsible for all people and capability functions across Auckland Council, along with driving all aspects of corporate strategy and culture development.

In this two-year programme, you'll have the opportunity to rotate through key teams within the People and Performance directorate which, depending on business needs, could include Business Partnering, Strategy and Capability, Employment Relations, Organisational Development, Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Recruitment and Talent and People Operations. Each rotation will include a mix of on-the-job learning and projects, alongside work allocation typical for the area in which they rotate.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Our Graduate Programme aims to provide you with the opportunities and support you need to launch your career and develop as a future leader or specialist within Auckland Council. With over 80 areas of business and the chance to work on large-scale projects, we want to see you achieve your goals while making a real difference to the lives of Aucklanders.    
As part of the graduate programme, you'll also be supported in securing a permanent role within Council at the end of your programme.  

You'll be supported every step of the way with a support team who want you to succeed including a mentor, graduate liaison, and graduate network. The graduate programme is typically made up of rotations across a number of business areas, giving you accelerated learning and development, all whilst helping to make Auckland a world-class city.

He kōrero mōu: About you

We are looking for a graduate who is adaptable and flexible in the way they work. You will have a passion for working with people for people and have great communications skills. You will be working with internal stakeholders and be comfortable collaborating with a diverse range of people.

We welcome applications from graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Business Management

To apply you must:

  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand, or eligible to apply for a Post-Study Work Visa
  • Have graduated in the last 2-years and hold a relevant Bachelor's/Master's Degree (from January 2018) or be a current student and graduating by the end of January 2021.
  • If successfully shortlisted, be able to attend an assessment centre on 22nd May 2020.

To find out more about our programme, please visit our website.

If you are meet our eligibility criteria, you will receive an email with a link to complete an online gamified assessment which helps you show us how awesome you are.

If you are passionate about Auckland and the people that make it a vibrant place to live and work, apply now!