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Our Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme is a 2-year experience that nurtures what you learned during your studies and translates that into meaningful mahi.

See what we see in you. Register for our new Graduate Programme to see where your journey begins.

See what we see in you

As a RBNZ graduate, you join as a permanent employee. From your first day, you're one of us as part of our whānau (family).

You’ll get support from people leaders, buddies, mentors and team members through formal learning, on-the-job training, coaching and a bunch of cohort get-togethers to make you always feel included, supported and trusted to bring all you have to work every day. 

Check out our benefits to find out about the exciting perks we offer.

Our benefits

Check out our frequently asked questions to find out more about our graduate programme.

Frequently asked questions

Who can apply?

Whether you are studying towards a Bachelor's degree or have continued your studies beyond, we have a place for you.

You’ll have graduated from a New Zealand university, ideally majoring in economics, commerce, finance, mathematics, law and or accounting, and attaining at least a B+ grade average.  

Application process

Learn about RBNZ through our website, our social media posts or by contacting us.  The more you know, the more you’ll see how your fit with our values.  Come and meet us in person at the career fairs and on campus recruitment events to really get the low down on what it means to be part of our whānau. 

Recruitment for our graduate programme opens in the first week of March. Make sure you attach your:

  • CV
  • academic transcript (an unofficial transcript is fine)
  • cover letter
  • application form.   

It may seem like a lot to get together, but it’s worth it! 

The more we know you, the more we can align the very best pathway to springboard your career.

Once the team has reviewed your application, you’ll be invited to complete a video interview and online testing. 

Don’t worry – it’s not scary and you’ll get the chance to practice and be camera ready!

If your application is successful, you’ll then complete an online written assessment as part of your invitation to our assessment day.  The written assessment is timed and can be done virtually so you are most comfortable to think and submit a piece of writing you are proud of.  

We finally get to meet you in person! 

The assessment day is in Wellington or Auckland and will be your opportunity to shine!  It will include:

  • meeting with managers
  • a panel interview, and
  • a chance to interact with RBNZ staff through various assessments. 

We know that waiting around can be painful, so we'll do everything we can get back to you as soon as possible.   

Following the assessment day, we will be working hard to make decisions with high level feedback for you about your application outcome. 

Come meet us at a career fair

Get the real low down by coming along to talk to our current graduates to find out if RBNZ is the place you want to start your career.  

You can come and visit us at:

  • Victoria University careers expo:
    Thursday 7 March 2024
  • Auckland University careers expo:
    Tuesday 12 March 2024

Keep an eye out for additional recruitment events over the coming months at your university.  We'll post events on this page as soon as possible. 

Got questions?

Send us an email at [email protected]

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