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Xero New Zealand

  • #1 in All sectors
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees
  • Accounting & Advisory
  • Technology

Small business makes the world go round – it’s the heart of the global economy. We want millions of small businesses to thrive through better tools, information, and connections.  Our beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Founded in 2006 in New Zealand, Xero is one of the fastest-growing software as a service companies globally. We lead New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 3,000 people.

The Xero grad program

Working for Xero is about so much more than a job. It’s an opportunity for you to find your voice and fuel your passion.

We know what it takes to help you do the best work of your life, and we’ll invest in you to ensure you get there. 

With the Xero grad program, you’ll learn on the job, take ownership of your work, and find out how your career can flourish. 

You’ll get the flexibility to build your skills, the opportunity to push yourself professionally, and the support you need to bring your ideas to fruition.

The graduate program starts in February and runs for 12 months. After the program, you’re guaranteed a permanent position in line with your career aspirations.

Find your perfect role here at Xero. Shape your future with the Xero grad program.

Learn on the job

You’ll learn amazing technical skills and people skills in the Xero grad program. So, whether you know how you want your career to develop, or whether you want to explore your options, we’ll help you get there.

The Xero grad program is your way into a global company with a start-up mentality. Start your career with others in the same boat, have the support of a structured program, and be mentored by the best in the industry.

Working with us

The grad program is a permanent role at Xero. After completing the grad year, you’ll be promoted to the next stage of your chosen career path. For our 2022 grad program, we’re looking for people to join our technical and design programs and make their mark on one of New Zealand’s leading tech companies. 

If you want to navigate your way into a career as an engineer, security specialist, data specialist or Salesforce developer, the technical grad program is the place for you. Technical grads complete four rotations consisting of three months each. You’ll work with teams across the business in your chosen field and get an opportunity to diversify your skills and meet new people. 

Design programs at Xero include roles in our product design and digital design teams. This year, we’re hiring for roles in product design, design research, and a production coordinator in the media team.

Given the specialist nature of the roles, you’ll spend the entire program with the same team working on different projects and building up your skillset to progress your career in your chosen field. 

Our grad program is run in Wellington and Auckland. No matter which office you’re in, you'll have bottomless coffee, free fruit, a flexible work environment and amazing teammates.

Take ownership of your career

Join the Xero grad program and we'll work together to find out what it is that makes you tick, and how your career can flourish.

We hire grads from a diverse range of backgrounds, from those straight out of uni to those who already have a few careers under their belt. Hear from some of our past and current grads to find out where they started, where they are now, and how Xero helped them get there.

Diversity at Xero

Xero champions diversity and inclusion to create better outcomes for our people and our customers.
We acknowledge, respect and celebrate all the ways our staff are different and we create an inclusive culture so we can really tap into the power of our differences.

In 2018, Xero NZ was awarded the Rainbow Tick, a diversity and inclusion award that formally recognises us as a safe and inclusive workplace for the LGBTIQ+ community.

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is summed up in our key principles:

  • We value diversity because it reflects and serves our customers and ensures our people thrive.
  • We’re all accountable to create an inclusive culture.
  • We’re committed to attracting diverse talent and hiring fairly.
  • We support flexible ways of working.
  • We’re committed to equal pay for equal work.    
  • We have an obligation to champion diversity and inclusion in the community.

To ensure we stay true to our values, we have a head of diversity, inclusion and community.

We’re championing diversity and inclusion by:

  • Creating an inclusive work environment
  • Committing to gender diversity at Xero
  • Encouraging more women to get into the tech sector
  • Using diverse channels to hire staff
  • Promoting LGBTI+ inclusion and awareness

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Wellington and Auckland
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
Business & Management
Creative Arts
Engineering & Mathematics
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
IT & Computer Science
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Medical & Health Sciences
Property & Built Environment
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Salesforce developers build and maintain Xero's Salesforce products and services. This includes one of NZ's most complex Salesforce environments.

Graduate Job

We keep the good in and the bad out. We help developers produce secure products, defend Xero from cyber attacks, and do everything in between!


Xero Graduate Programme NZ/AU 2021

Watch Xero's Grad Programme in action and see what a fine bunch of humans they are

Xero Graduate Programme NZ/AU 2022

Watch how Xero shapes its graduates' future.

Xero Graduate Programme NZ/AU 2021

Watch Xero's Grad Programme in action and see what a fine bunch of humans they are

Xero Graduate Programme NZ/AU 2022

Watch how Xero shapes its graduates' future.