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Graduate Job

Our Graduate Program has a unique opportunity for the right person to join our Service Delivery team in Wellington.
Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science
Applications Open
23 Mar 2019
Start Date
2 Feb 2020
  • Closing on 31 May 2019

Graduate Job

Our 2020 Graduate Program has a unique opportunity for the right person to join our Digital Workplace Services Portfolio…
Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science
Applications Open
23 Mar 2019
Start Date
2 Feb 2020
  • Closing on 31 May 2019

Graduate Job

Our Graduate Program has a unique opportunity for two graduates to join our Technology Practices team within our Archite…
Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
I
IT & Computer Science
Applications Open
23 Mar 2019
Start Date
2 Feb 2020
Number of Vacancies
2

Information Technology (IT) Graduate Jobs overview

The Information and technology sector is the fastest growing industry in New Zealand. With many predicting that over 75% of future jobs will require STEM skills, the importance of the next generation graduating with a STEM degree is vital. As a result, the demand for technology graduates is at an all-time high, with a wide array of industries looking to recruit technology graduates.

What type of work is available with an IT degree?

  • Apps development
  • Business Analyst
  • Computer forensics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analyst
  • Games development
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Hardware engineering
  • IT consultancy
  • IT sales professional
  • Multimedia programming
  • Software engineering
  • Systems analyst
  • Technical support
  • Testing engineer
  • Telecommunications
  • Web design and development

Who hires IT graduates?

Major companies run graduate programs focusing on IT and technology. These are structured graduate programs which include on the job training and development for new and recent graduates. Broadly speaking, IT graduates will be rotated throughout the business as part of four rotations lasting two years.

Companies offering IT and technology graduate programs include:

  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • Datacom
  • Fujitsu

The technology sector is fast-moving, which means there are hundreds of smaller companies and tech start-ups popping up everywhere. For example, SME in the IT industry look to hire students from these disciplines in either specialist or generalist roles.

What’s the salary like for IT graduates?

Graduate salaries in the IT industry generally land within the $50k - 90k range, depending on the region and employer, with the median salary being $70k. On average, salaries in Auckland and Wellington were higher than in other regions across the country.

What are the working hours like?

Employers tend to emphasise the importance of completing a task or project over maintaining the normal 9-5 working hours. This occurs more often in the consulting industry, with many large organisations working towards tight project deadlines.

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