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WSP New Zealand

  • #9 in Engineering consulting
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

2022 Graduate Development Programme

Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Invercargill, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Taupo, Wellington, Whanganui, Whangarei
WSP is hiring Graduate engineers, architects, scientists, planners, project managers, and property consultants nationwide to start in early 2022.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
Start Date
8 Feb 2022 - 14 Mar 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
8 Mar 2021
Applications Close
28 Mar 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate
Urban Design & Town Planning
Environmental Science

Are you looking to start your career with a company that will challenge, inspire, and support you to deepen your understanding, strengthen your ability, and increase your reach to improve the world?

Join WSP's Graduate Development Programme and make the extraordinary everyday.

About WSP

WSP is a world-leading design, engineering, and environmental consultancy. We are local experts with 150 years in Aotearoa and a global network of more than 50,000 experts worldwide. In New Zealand alone, we have more than 2,000 people in our 40 offices – from Whangarei to Invercargill (and everywhere in-between).

We love sharing insights and harnessing ideas to create a world that's cleaner, greener, and safer. It's a great reason to get up in the morning. Join us and you'll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its work and the diverse, extraordinary people who make it happen.

Being different makes a difference. Bring your whole self to work as a WSP Graduate.

Who are we hiring?

We're looking for Graduate engineers, architects, scientists, planners, project managers, and property consultants. We have Paetahi roles across New Zealand to start in early 2022.

Our Graduate roles are for those completing their Bachelor's or Master's degree by the end of 2021 with less than one year of relevant work experience as a Graduate (not including internships).

If you have more than one year of work experience as a Graduate, please instead apply for a role of interest through our careers site.

What's on offer for you?

We don't simply employ Graduates; we foster and enrich them. Naturally, there is a lot to learn and you are likely to be guided through complex software packages, team briefings, and client updates from the start.

You'll also have access to our award finalist Graduate Development Programme. With our four-year Graduate Programme, you own your career and drive your success. We provide you with the tools, support, and environment to flourish.

As a WSP Paetahi, you'll have

  • Tailored training, mentoring, and professional development.
  • An opportunity to kickstart your career with access to more than 50,000 technical experts.
  • Ongoing development opportunities, including study awards to support further tertiary education.
  • Opportunities to work on some of New Zealand's largest projects (City Rail Link, 65 Federal Street, Scott Base Redevelopment, Manawatū Tararua Highway, Dunedin Hospital, Christchurch Convention Centre).
  • A flexible and inclusive working environment where diversity is valued and encouraged.
  • Awesome colleagues, including our Graduate Committee and Graduate whānau.
  • Fun and varied social events throughout the year; we have social, sports, and professional clubs.
  • A competitive market salary.
  • Financial support for up to 2 professional memberships of industry institutions per year.
  • Annual leave allowance of 4 weeks plus public holidays and the flexibility to buy additional annual leave.
  • Work-life balance with access to 1 paid day per year to volunteer, 1 paid day to attend your graduation ceremony, unspecified sick leave, and our industry-leading parental leave.
  • Health and wellness benefits, such as Southern Cross insurance discounts and annual influenza vaccinations

What will I do?

On a day-to-day basis, the life of a Graduate at WSP typically starts off in the morning with a walk, bike, or drive to the office and then responding to any urgent client emails. Beyond that, anything could happen!

You could be involved in report writing, modelling, or design calculations in 3D software packages. Your day could also involve visiting site and liaising with contractors, discussing options for concept designs with colleagues, responding to client requests for information, or meetings with the team about the scope and progress of projects.

How do I apply?

It's simple, just copy and paste this link https://campaign.vieple.com/c/xgFNuA98Gh into your browser then click Apply and complete the online application.

Make sure you have an updated resume and your most recent transcript (don't worry we know you haven't graduated yet) to upload with your application.

What's next?

Keep a close eye on your email (don't forget to check your junk or spam folders) for updates on the progress of your application.

  • Applications close 28 March 2021
  • Cognitive test (only 12 minutes)
  • One-way video interview (three questions)
  • Assessment centres (held during the beginning of May in our offices)
  • Meet the team
  • Job offers!

Check out our website to learn more at WSP and our Graduate Development Programme. We also have a FAQs section with answers to your most frequently asked questions.

WSP recognises and values the range of characteristics that make people unique, and do this in an environment that celebrates individual and collective achievement. We believe embracing diversity and inclusion delivers positive experiences for people and clients.

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.