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Early careers

Register for our new Graduate Programme to see where your journey begins.

Applications for 2025 have closed

Become the heart of our Graduate Programme and springboard into a hugely satisfying future, enabling the economic wellbeing for all New Zealanders as kaitiaki (guardians) of New Zealand’s financial ecosystem. 


The Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua is New Zealand’s central bank and our work drives the ōhanga (economy) to improve the lives of all those who call Aotearoa home.  

We've just been named in the New Zealand Top 100 Graduate Employer list.

Now is a great time to join us. 

Watch our video: Toitu te Ōhanga, Toitu te Oranga

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Meet our people

Hear from some of our recent graduates about what it's like to work at RBNZ.

I’m excited to make a real difference contributing to initiatives that positively influence the financial landscape of Aotearoa.


I get to work alongside passionate experts who are dedicated to helping Aotearoa's economy for the betterment of the people within it.


Being surrounded by intelligent people who are truly passionate about their areas of expertise, means that I feel inspired to learn and grow everyday.


Where will I work?

Take some time to explore our workstreams and decide what excites you.  We recruit graduates in various areas, so there is always a place for you to grow, learn and make a difference. 

When you apply, you don't have to select a workstream area, as you will be considered for all workstreams based on your studies and aspirations.

Learn more about our workstreams

Scholarships and internships

We also offer a number of scholarships to help you balance study and work, and 3 month internships from November to February.

Applications for the 2024/25 summer internship will open in July 2024.

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

Information on how to apply, application tips and what skills and experience you need.

Sure!  We're keen to chat to anyone who has graduated within the past 2 years by the beginning of the programme in February 2025.

It may feel like a bit of work to collate things, but we promise it’s worth it!  By making sure you submit all the correct information at the time of your application, you are getting the best shot to make your application stand out for the right reasons.   

Some tips to apply: 

  • Do your research. By knowing about RBNZ, you can tailor your application to align our values with your passions and motivation to work here. 
  • Don’t be shy.  Emphasize relevant skills, experiences and achievements to us in your application and especially your community/volunteer work.  We want to see who you are and the mahi that extends further than your studies.  This stuff really matters to us so shout it loud and be proud of your extracurricular involvement in sports, mentoring, church groups, committees and so on. 
  • Be prepared.  Spell check your application, practice interview questions and checking timings. 
  • Be authentic.  Genuine enthusiasm can make a positive difference and we want you to be the very best you can be throughout the process. 

We have a rotational based graduate programme. What this means for you, is an individual programme shaped with you at the heart and a flexibility often not seen in other organizations.   

Though your first placement will be determined based on your passions and studies, your second rotation is shaped to give you a depth of knowledge that positions you perfectly for your ongoing career. 

By joining our programme, you are jumpstarting your career to set you up for long term success.  

You receive structured learning, career advancement, exposure to different departments, brand recognition as well as a great network of support through mentors, buddies, cohort peers as well as learning from passionate experts that champion you at every step.