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Downer New Zealand

4.0
  • #1 in Construction & property services
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Downer New Zealand Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Construction & Property Services

Our talent strategy is about developing future leaders who could potentially take on a range of leadership roles.

Our programmes act as incubators and accelerators for young professionals to build leadership skills and to help individuals develop the competencies they need to accelerate their professional career.

We know that in our changing environment our customers demand leadership thinking, agility and action.

So it's our job to develop leadership potential with you and it's important to start early in your career. That's why we offer our young professional's career leadership opportunities across our business.

We have an award-winning comprehensive two-year graduate programme, a hands-on summer intern programme, a selection of scholarships and a national cadet programme that will help you get the experience you need to succeed in the industry.

Recruitment Process

Our Process: 

  1. Online Application (Cover Letter/CV/Transcripts) 
  2. Video Interview 
  3. Manager Interview 
  4. Offer 

Our Criteria: 

We are looking for people who will take ownership of their personal and professional brand, have agility, are bright and intelligent, pursue problem-solving with energy and look beyond the obvious to find a solution.

We hire "the whole person" so this means we are really interested in you! Your academic transcript is only part of what we look at. Don't forget to tell us about your extra-curricular activities, your community involvement, your vacation and your weekend work. It all counts.

So be prepared for us to ask you these following challenging questions because we are looking for people who can answer them with confidence.

Own your career, own the journey

  • Where are you going in life?
  • What would your friends and family say about you?
  • What motivates you?
  • What excites you?
  • What do you find hard or challenging in life…and what exactly are you doing about that?
  • Do people know what you stand for and why?

Remuneration & Career Growth

We offer competitive salaries for all of our young professional programmes.

Currently, our Graduates are working across New Zealand and the Pacific region and are developing technical, commercial and personal skills.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • All throughout New Zealand
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
E
Engineering & Mathematics
T
Trades & Services

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Both internships gave me totally different experiences and allowed me to see first-hand the broad range of opportunities that Downer has to offer. These internships were my first experiences working in the construction industry.

Caleb Rust

  • Graduate stories
Both internships gave me totally different experiences and allowed me to see first-hand the broad range of opportunities that Downer has to offer. These internships were my first experiences working in the construction industry.

Caleb Rust

  • Graduate stories
Being responsible for a worksite has allowed me to gain confidence in dealing with challenging situations and given me insight into the roading sector.

Jasmeet Singh

  • Graduate stories
Being responsible for a worksite has allowed me to gain confidence in dealing with challenging situations and given me insight into the roading sector.

Jasmeet Singh

  • Graduate stories
Both internships gave me totally different experiences and allowed me to see first-hand the broad range of opportunities that Downer has to offer. These internships were my first experiences working in the construction industry.

Caleb Rust

  • Graduate stories
Both internships gave me totally different experiences and allowed me to see first-hand the broad range of opportunities that Downer has to offer. These internships were my first experiences working in the construction industry.

Caleb Rust

  • Graduate stories
Being responsible for a worksite has allowed me to gain confidence in dealing with challenging situations and given me insight into the roading sector.

Jasmeet Singh

  • Graduate stories
Being responsible for a worksite has allowed me to gain confidence in dealing with challenging situations and given me insight into the roading sector.

Jasmeet Singh


Videos


Meet Janet and Jake from our StandOut community

Our Standout committee is focused on supporting, providing education and advocating for the rainbow community across Downer, and are focused on enabling a safe and inclusive workplace for all. Hear more from Jake and Janet about our standout community and the great work they are doing!

Downer Upparel Collab

Here's a little insight into a trial we're running with Upparel to make our Personal Protective Equipment usage more sustainable.

Meet Janet and Jake from our StandOut community

Our Standout committee is focused on supporting, providing education and advocating for the rainbow community across Downer, and are focused on enabling a safe and inclusive workplace for all. Hear more from Jake and Janet about our standout community and the great work they are doing!

Downer Upparel Collab

Here's a little insight into a trial we're running with Upparel to make our Personal Protective Equipment usage more sustainable.