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2022 Emerging Professionals Programme

Wellington and Auckland CBD
Permanent opportunity with the ability to design your own career journey

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
Minimum Salary
NZD 50,000
Maximum Salary
NZD 60,000
Start Date
9 Feb 2022

Application dates

Applications Close
18 Jul 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Media Studies
  • Opportunities across multiple locations
  • Add to your kete of knowledge by receiving mentoring and training from some of the best
  • Permanent opportunity starting February 2022

Ko wai mātou | About us

At Waka Kotahi NZ, Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation's performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. Waka Kotahi has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

Our Emerging Professionals Programme will bring some of the country's top emerging talent together with the best people from across Waka Kotahi. Through the work that you do, you'll get the chance to improve and enhance the transport network and systems across Aotearoa. On offer is 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.

We're currently hiring into the programme across the following streams: Finance, Accounting, Communications, Marketing, Policy, Politics, Iwi Engagement.

You can expect:

  • A programme designed by you, to meet your ambitions
  • Opportunities to contribute to meaningful work that makes a real difference to New Zealand
  • Manaakitanga – Support and Care | Whanaungatanga - Collaboration | Kotahitanga – Unity
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities that will set you up for the future
  • To understand how Waka Kotahi embraces our partnership with Māori, and how this relates to the work you do
  • To gain an understanding of a complex public-sector organisation and our industry
  • Mentoring from a senior manager

Ko koe tēnei | About you

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Strong personal and cultural values that drive your performance and commitment
  • The desire to collaborate and engage with a broad range of people
  • A desire to learn and explore the new and gain skills and knowledge 
  • Natural curiosity around how things are done and how to make things better
  • A pro-active approach

You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday 18 July 2021

For further information, email: [email protected]

To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

Waka Kotahi is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time