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Applications Open
22 Feb 2020
Applications Close
20 Mar 2020
Start Date
1 Feb 2021

Graduate Jobs in Dunedin overview

Living in Dunedin as a young professional

Dunedin or ‘Edinburgh of the South’ is home to one of New Zealand’s most prestigious university, is surrounded by wildlife, mountains, world-class vineyards and sandy beaches. Its rich Scottish history has resulted in Dunedin having the largest concentration of Victorian architecture in New Zealand. The city has a population of just over 200,000, with over 18% being born outside of New Zealand. The median wage in Dunedin is $45,984.

Dunedin is the region’s only city, is a hive of activity and events during the academic year, with thousands of university students flocking to the city to complete their studies. Unlike some other New Zeland cities, a car isn’t a necessity in Dunedin.

Economy in Dunedin

Education is one of the main driving forces behind the Dunedin economy, with the University of Otago drawing a lot of international students and being New Zealand principal medical school.

Farming and forestry are important industries, with the agriculture (especially sheep farming and dairy), horticulture and tourism trades being the main employers in the region. The region is also home to some of the worlds best pinot noir, so the viticulture industry is also a thriving sector.

Getting around Dunedin

There is a good public transport system, and university students generally live on campus in either student fats or colleges which are all just a walking distance to supermarkets and a short walk to the town city centre (the Octagon). It’s worthwhile investing in a GoCard for public transport, and all students receive 25% off public transport when you present your student card.

The most sought-after graduate employers in Dunedin include:

  • Deloitte
  • WSP
  • BDO
  • Downer
  • PwC

How to land your dream graduate job in Dunedin

Whilst there are technically more graduate and internship jobs available in Auckland or Wellington, there is a range of top employers who hire for graduates (generally in March) and interns (in July/August).

Our top tips include:

  • Don’t send out masses of generic CV’s and cover letters
  • Employers receive thousands of applications each year for their graduate programs, so ensure you stand out by doing your research on the employer and understand why you’re really applying for the role, and where you can help the company
  • Set goals
  • Studying, working part-time and sending applications is a strenuous task for students, so set achievable goals and stick to them
  • Stay positive

It’s easy to get down if you get a few knock backs from employers, but keep your chin up and learn from what went wrong. Ensure your CV and cover letter is as tailored as possible, practice interview techniques and don’t be afraid to ask for feedback from employers.

Read our article on what to wear to an interview here, it’s surprising how many times students turn up to interviews underprepared and not dressed appropriately. Ensure you stand out,  but not in the wrong way!

Advice for Graduate Jobs in Dunedin


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How to write an excellent cover letter

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Powerful job interview tips for graduate programmes

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Careers advice for commerce students

Commerce degrees are well-rounded, opening a lot of doors in the business world. We’ll walk you through some ways to fig…

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Getting a grad job can be rough, no matter where you are or how great your resume. Fortunately, there’s some good advice…

How to write an excellent cover letter

Being able to articulate yourself through a cover letter is integral to landing your dream graduate job. Read on for pra…

Powerful job interview tips for graduate programmes

Making a positive first-impression is one of the secrets to landing quality jobs and internships. We’ll walk you through…

Videos for Graduate Jobs in Dunedin


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SproutX | Introduction

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Talent Acquisition | Graduates

Findex team members talk about organisational culture, education & development, our graduate program and joining the…

Welcome to Findex (New Zealand)

Findex is one of New Zealand's leading providers of integrated financial advisory and accounting services. We pride ours…

Learning & Development | Leadership programs

The Findex Learning & Development team offer two unique leadership programs to staff through the Findex Academy; Man…

FoundX | What is FoundX?

FoundX aims to support the growth and development of small businesses and startups in regional communities around Austra…

Findex Community Fund | One Year Strong

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SproutX | Introduction

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Graduate Jobs in Dunedin Graduate Sucess Stories


  • Graduate stories
Do check your public social media. Our boss FB stalks everyone before hiring them.

Nicola Whelan-Henderson

  • Graduate stories
Do check your public social media. Our boss FB stalks everyone before hiring them.

Nicola Whelan-Henderson

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  • Graduate stories
I started out as an intern during my university summer break. This gave me a great opportunity to see what Stantec was like. If they were the type of company I could see myself working for the long term and equally, to see how I would fit in with the Stantec team.

Kyle Spriggs

  • Graduate stories
I started out as an intern during my university summer break. This gave me a great opportunity to see what Stantec was like. If they were the type of company I could see myself working for the long term and equally, to see how I would fit in with the Stantec team.

Kyle Spriggs

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  • Graduate stories
Be proactive. Take the initiative when trying to get your foot in the door with engineering companies by attending networking events and even personally dropping a CV and cover letter to their offices.

Will Roper

  • Graduate stories
Be proactive. Take the initiative when trying to get your foot in the door with engineering companies by attending networking events and even personally dropping a CV and cover letter to their offices.

Will Roper

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
Research the company that is interviewing you. Know what they do and where they do it. Be prepared to talk about yourself, your interests and your background.

Max Rayner

  • Graduate stories
Research the company that is interviewing you. Know what they do and where they do it. Be prepared to talk about yourself, your interests and your background.

Max Rayner

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
Research the company's values or projects and work that into how your values align with the company's, that way when you're answering questions it can be authentic.

Elliot Martin

  • Graduate stories
Research the company's values or projects and work that into how your values align with the company's, that way when you're answering questions it can be authentic.

Elliot Martin

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
Having a simple, eye-catching and well put together CV goes along way.

Patrick Leslie

  • Graduate stories
Having a simple, eye-catching and well put together CV goes along way.

Patrick Leslie

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
Do check your public social media. Our boss FB stalks everyone before hiring them.

Nicola Whelan-Henderson

  • Graduate stories
Do check your public social media. Our boss FB stalks everyone before hiring them.

Nicola Whelan-Henderson

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
I started out as an intern during my university summer break. This gave me a great opportunity to see what Stantec was like. If they were the type of company I could see myself working for the long term and equally, to see how I would fit in with the Stantec team.

Kyle Spriggs

  • Graduate stories
I started out as an intern during my university summer break. This gave me a great opportunity to see what Stantec was like. If they were the type of company I could see myself working for the long term and equally, to see how I would fit in with the Stantec team.

Kyle Spriggs

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
Be proactive. Take the initiative when trying to get your foot in the door with engineering companies by attending networking events and even personally dropping a CV and cover letter to their offices.

Will Roper

  • Graduate stories
Be proactive. Take the initiative when trying to get your foot in the door with engineering companies by attending networking events and even personally dropping a CV and cover letter to their offices.

Will Roper

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
Research the company that is interviewing you. Know what they do and where they do it. Be prepared to talk about yourself, your interests and your background.

Max Rayner

  • Graduate stories
Research the company that is interviewing you. Know what they do and where they do it. Be prepared to talk about yourself, your interests and your background.

Max Rayner

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
Research the company's values or projects and work that into how your values align with the company's, that way when you're answering questions it can be authentic.

Elliot Martin

  • Graduate stories
Research the company's values or projects and work that into how your values align with the company's, that way when you're answering questions it can be authentic.

Elliot Martin

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
Having a simple, eye-catching and well put together CV goes along way.

Patrick Leslie

  • Graduate stories
Having a simple, eye-catching and well put together CV goes along way.

Patrick Leslie

Read full story

Events for Graduate Jobs in Dunedin


  • Mar
  • 03

University of Otago 2020 Business & Law Expo

An opportunity to meet face to face with employers and recently appointed graduates from successful organisations.