Graduate recruitment

Why RBNZ?

Working at the Bank - meet the people
Finding your place
Finding your place
3m:34s
A video featuring recent Graduates and their experience of the Graduate Programme, the bank culture, and the opportunities available.
Journeys and destinations
Journeys and destinations
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A video featuring employees who were originally recruited as Graduates and their experiences and career path so far.
Unique bank, unique opportunities
Unique bank, unique opportunities
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A video focusing on the bank's purpose and structure and includes a broad overview of how the Graduate programme works.

Work with great minds

To be a great mind, you’ve got to work alongside other great minds, which is exactly what you’ll be doing here. Working with top economists, financial market experts and academics, you’ll be constantly learning from the best. Our open plan offices encourage networking and our flat organisational structure means everyone’s approachable.

Unique environment

Being a full service central bank, our employees have a broad view of the economy and are involved in every part of New Zealand’s financial landscape. Our services include monetary policy, bank supervision, payment and settlement services, currency, liquidity and foreign reserves management to ensure New Zealand’s economy is kept sound and can withstand economic financial stresses.

Stimulating work

Working at the Reserve Bank means you won’t be stuck in the background. We trust our new recruits with responsibilities and challenges so that you’ll gain the broadest experience possible. You might be asked to present to the Monetary Policy Committee, or begin writing a discussion paper within the first month of joining us.

Recognition

When you start here as a graduate, you’ll be offered a competitive salary. But there’s more good news, because during your first 12 months with us, you’ll have a salary review after six months, and then another review six months later. This means it’s possible for you to receive a good salary boost during your first year with us.

Extend yourself

Right from your first day, you’ll be learning with us. During your first year, you’ll benefit from a Reserve Bank induction day and courses in advanced reading, writing, grammar and presentation skills. You’ll have the option to take part in other personal development programmes too. We often place employees in courses run by the Bank of England, Swiss National Bank, Outward Bound and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to name just a few.

Explore your interests

When you join us you’ll join a particular team, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay there. As a graduate, you can rotate within teams and departments so that you get to know the whole business. This is a great way to get to know your colleagues and to find out your area of interest, if we decide you’re better suited to another area of the Bank, you can move departments.

Broaden your horizons

How does completing your OE as well as gaining valuable international experience sound? Many of our employees have taken part in secondments worldwide, including at the Reserve Bank of Australia. Others are involved in further study for a Masters or a PhD while working full-time with us, and in some cases we’ll fund your studies.

Social scene

Just as there’s plenty going on during work hours, there’s lots to do outside of work too. Our social club organises quiz nights, barbeques, sports events and get-togethers for employees. We have regular lunchtime events like indoor soccer and netball and our annual cricket match versus The Treasury.