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Frequency

4.3
  • #10 in Engineering consulting
  • 100 - 500 employees

Frequency Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Engineering Consulting

Frequency is a specialist project management and advisory business, delivering and optimising critical infrastructure and built environments across Aotearoa New Zealand.  

What we do: 

Our business spans both horizontal infrastructure and vertical buildings encompassing networks in water, rail, roading and public transport, along with the construction of health, residential, education and commercial buildings. Typically we are engaged across the full project life cycle, through establishment, design, procurement, delivery, and completion. Our clients include KiwiRail, Auckland International Airport, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Defence, Foodstuffs North Island, Kāinga Ora, Te Whatu Ora, ASB, Waka Kotahi.

Since our inception 12 years ago, Frequency has experienced rapid growth, now with a team of over 100 full-time employees. Our head office is in Auckland, and we have additional offices in Tauranga, Wellington,  Christchurch, and Dunedin. 

Our team of skilled professionals have expertise in surveying, engineering, architecture, legal, commercial, property and construction, and offer extensive experience in providing advice and generating solutions to complex challenges.

The Frequency Graduate Programme -  Te Akoranga Paetahi ō Frequency:

The Frequency Graduate Programme is the gateway to your professional and personal growth journey. It will equip you with a diverse skill set crucial for success in the construction industry, while providing a deeper understanding of the broader impact your work and decisions can have on others. 

As a Frequency Graduate, you will be provided with varied and challenging work as well as on-the-job training and mentoring to help you begin your career journey. Successfully completing our programme will establish a strong foundation for a fulfilling career in the construction industry. It will provide you with a range of transferrable skills and at the same time your work will make a tangible impact in communities across Aotearoa. 

Highlights of joining the Frequency whānau:

  • $65,000 per annum salary, with three staged increases across the two-year programme of $2.500 each that recognise your increasing knowledge and contribution.
  • Frequency provides an extra week of leave for all employees, to ensure you have time to rest and recharge.
  • Frequency matches your KiwiSaver contributions up to 4%, instead of the standard requirement of 3%.
  • We provide access to a range of retailer discounts.
  • We provide healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack options to help keep you fuelled throughout the day.
  • You have access to a world-leading Employee Assistance Programme of professional counselling and mental health support through TELUS Health.
  • Our graduates are client-facing from day one, interacting with senior members from other organisations, including contractors, designers, key stakeholders, and other consultants.
  • We have a strong focus on learning and development, with Graduate Forums held three times a year. It’s a chance to visit project sites, learn from your colleagues across the business and hear from specialist guest facilitators.
  • Frequency covers the cost of your membership to one industry organisation, providing invaluable networking opportunities. Frequency itself is a member of various industry organisations, presenting you with further opportunities to engage with industry offerings.
  • Our annual two-day all-staff retreat is a cornerstone of Frequency’s vibrant team culture and a long-running tradition. Bringing the entire team together from across the motu, it offers opportunities to connect, learn, and enjoy good times.

Frequency Culture:

At Frequency, we prioritise a culture centred on collaboration and a commitment to ethical and environmental practices. Inclusivity is important to us. There is no noticeable hierarchy within our workplace environment. We work in open-plan offices where there are no separate offices for partners or senior team members. Our dedication to creating a supportive professional culture is also reflected in our forums, social club initiatives, and annual team conference, The Summit, all with the intention of bringing our teams together.

At the heart of our company is our kaupapa, Te Whare Frequency, guiding the essence of who we are. This kaupapa forms the bedrock for our core values, serving as a compass for our decision-making and collective responsibility.

Whanaungatanga – Building Relationships | The art of nurturing genuine relationships, embodying trust, mutual respect, and interconnectedness with clients, colleagues, and communities. 

Oranga Tangata - Wellbeing of the People | A guiding principle that reflects Frequency’s dedication to the holistic wellbeing of their people. It encompasses physical, mental, and emotional health, fostering an environment where the Frequency whānau can thrive. 

Mana Taurite – Equity | This concept embodies fairness and justice, ensuring equal opportunities and celebrating diversity.

Tiaki Taiao – Environmental Stewardship | This reflects Frequency’s responsibility to protect and preserve the natural world. It highlights our dedication to sustainable practices and environmental conservation. 

Whai Rawa – Value Exchange | Translated literally, whai rawa is to pursue prosperity. Frequency have adopted this concept because it signifies a commitment beyond mere commercial transactions and enrichment. It emphasises the depth of value exchange, focusing on enriching lives and fostering mutually beneficial interactions with stakeholders. 

Recruitment Process

Applications open from Monday 18th March 2024. To apply for a role with us, visit our careers page. From there you'll be prompted to submit an application via PreviewMe - a platform where we require applicants to submit the following:

  • A video of up to one minute in length introducing yourself, your field of study, awards and achievements and what you do in your spare time
  • A cover letter
  • Your CV
  • Your academic transcript

From there, we will shortlist applicants, with applications closing Sunday April 21st 2024

Those from Auckland who make the shortlist will be invited to a graduate morning in the Frequency Auckland office to get to know Frequency better and allow us to meet them. In other offices, applicants will move straight to interviews.

After the Graduate morning, interviews will be conducted and successful applicants will be offered positions with us, starting at the end of January 2025.

Remuneration & Career Growth

Frequency's Graduate programme is a two-year-long programme which allows you to gain experience throughout different service lines and sectors. By experiencing different project disciplines, you're able to gain a solid insight into where you want to direct your career. After two years, Graduates become eligible for promotion to Associate.

Frequency offers a $65,000 starting salary for Graduates, with three increases of $2,500 over the course of the two-year programme. In addition to a competitive salary, Frequency matches up to 4% KiwiSaver contribution and provides 5 weeks of annual leave, alongside other benefits and access to industry events through our company memberships.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.3
Overall score based on 9 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.4
Culture
9.6
Management
8.6
Office Work Environment
8.6
Recruitment
9.4
Culture
9.6
Management
8.6
Office Work Environment
8.6
Recruitment
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Everyone is very friendly and welcoming from the start. When you start, you are treated the same as everyone else no matter your skills or experience. Being apart of the grad programme means that you have full support from the team to ensure that the required skills are gained.
  • The healthy working environment. I receive the support I need to develop and grow as a working professional in my field. I've been given immense opportunities that not many people in my level of profession receives at any other firm, to which I am very blessed and thankful for.
  • Being a part of a company the values and invests into their employees, especially their graduates as we have the opportunity to work directly with and learn from senior leaders
  • 1- The people I work with and have met in the company. Everyone is so nice and always willing to help. 2- being a graduate you still get to be hands on and help out with projects right from the beginning.
  • The best thing is definitely the people. The importance of being surrounded by likeminded people really can't be overemphasised. We all get on great and the culture is fantastic. I'm a strong believer that it isn't the job which makes you satisfied, it's the people you work with.
  • The people are very friendly and helping. Very easy to get along with. In terms of the work, you are not disregarded as a graduate. You get so many opportunities to learn and are actually apart of the main meetings, where you may be the only graduate in the meeting and everyone else has solid experience that you can learn from and observe.
  • I haven't had the chance to experience other service lines during my time as a graduate since I am based in Wellington where it is predominantly in Project Management Delivery. The service line 'rotation' is primarily available for the grads in Auckland as this is where the rest of the service lines i.e.. Project Controls etc. are available.
  • The worst thing would be the time commitment. There is no real 'down time' during the day. You need to get your billable 8 hours done everyday, so if you fluff around/get distracted you end up having to work longer hours.
  • The start to working in this company is slow. There is no set training programme which is a good and bad thing. You are actually learning much more without a training programme because this company puts you in proper situations and when you do finally get involved in projects and work, you are put in uncomfortable situations that you're not used to at first, but this is where you learn the most and would thrive the most. If you consider yourself to be a critical thinker then this is the place to be. You will be challenged throughout you're graduate programme but you will learn the most and thrive if you're able to use your wits and communication skills to lease with clients, contractors, designers and any other team members.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • New Zealand wide
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science
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Property & Built Environment
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Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities
  • Closing in 6 days

Graduate Job

You will work in one of our offices located in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington or Christchurch
At Frequency, we offer the opportunity to work on projects that shape Aotearoa, our landscape, economy, and society for generations to come.
Applications Close
21 Apr 2024
Start Date
29 Jan 2025
Salary
NZD 65,000 / Year

Five weeks of annual leave, 4% KiwiSaver

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I think a vast array of people can do project management. I think what you need to thrive in it is communication and people skills. Those are the most important. Having other administration skills and computer skills is helpful. The technical skills you can always learn, but having the right attitude and soft skills is really important.

Isaac Tai

  • Graduate stories
I think a vast array of people can do project management. I think what you need to thrive in it is communication and people skills. Those are the most important. Having other administration skills and computer skills is helpful. The technical skills you can always learn, but having the right attitude and soft skills is really important.

Isaac Tai

  • Graduate stories
This role provides lots of opportunities for collaboration, growth and learning. No two days are the same. There's always something more to learn and I think that goes for people that have been doing this role for years and years.

Jasmin Kurokawa

  • Graduate stories
This role provides lots of opportunities for collaboration, growth and learning. No two days are the same. There's always something more to learn and I think that goes for people that have been doing this role for years and years.

Jasmin Kurokawa

  • Graduate stories
I think a vast array of people can do project management. I think what you need to thrive in it is communication and people skills. Those are the most important. Having other administration skills and computer skills is helpful. The technical skills you can always learn, but having the right attitude and soft skills is really important.

Isaac Tai

  • Graduate stories
I think a vast array of people can do project management. I think what you need to thrive in it is communication and people skills. Those are the most important. Having other administration skills and computer skills is helpful. The technical skills you can always learn, but having the right attitude and soft skills is really important.

Isaac Tai

  • Graduate stories
This role provides lots of opportunities for collaboration, growth and learning. No two days are the same. There's always something more to learn and I think that goes for people that have been doing this role for years and years.

Jasmin Kurokawa

  • Graduate stories
This role provides lots of opportunities for collaboration, growth and learning. No two days are the same. There's always something more to learn and I think that goes for people that have been doing this role for years and years.

Jasmin Kurokawa

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Joachim Christensen

The work I do at Kāinga Ora is for their Retrofit Program, and I spend most of every Thursday morning preparing for the weekly meetings we have with one of the contractors we’re partnered with.
  • Day in the life

Joachim Christensen

The work I do at Kāinga Ora is for their Retrofit Program, and I spend most of every Thursday morning preparing for the weekly meetings we have with one of the contractors we’re partnered with.
  • Day in the life

Nate Healey

I pack up my PPE and head off for a site visit at one of my Ministry of Education major works projects in Hamilton. This meeting includes the client, school principals, Quantity Surveyor and site managers. Frequently run the meeting and will issue minutes following the meeting. Following the meeting, we have a walk around the site to check out the progress and do a Health & Safety review.
  • Day in the life

Nate Healey

I pack up my PPE and head off for a site visit at one of my Ministry of Education major works projects in Hamilton. This meeting includes the client, school principals, Quantity Surveyor and site managers. Frequently run the meeting and will issue minutes following the meeting. Following the meeting, we have a walk around the site to check out the progress and do a Health & Safety review.
  • Day in the life

Joachim Christensen

The work I do at Kāinga Ora is for their Retrofit Program, and I spend most of every Thursday morning preparing for the weekly meetings we have with one of the contractors we’re partnered with.
  • Day in the life

Joachim Christensen

The work I do at Kāinga Ora is for their Retrofit Program, and I spend most of every Thursday morning preparing for the weekly meetings we have with one of the contractors we’re partnered with.
  • Day in the life

Nate Healey

I pack up my PPE and head off for a site visit at one of my Ministry of Education major works projects in Hamilton. This meeting includes the client, school principals, Quantity Surveyor and site managers. Frequently run the meeting and will issue minutes following the meeting. Following the meeting, we have a walk around the site to check out the progress and do a Health & Safety review.
  • Day in the life

Nate Healey

I pack up my PPE and head off for a site visit at one of my Ministry of Education major works projects in Hamilton. This meeting includes the client, school principals, Quantity Surveyor and site managers. Frequently run the meeting and will issue minutes following the meeting. Following the meeting, we have a walk around the site to check out the progress and do a Health & Safety review.

Videos


The Frequency Summit 2023

Gathering our team from across the motu at our annual staff conference is a fantastic opportunity to unite, learn and connect.

Frequency Graduate Programme 2023

Hear from our graduates what it's like to be a part of the Frequency Team.

The Frequency Summit 2023

Gathering our team from across the motu at our annual staff conference is a fantastic opportunity to unite, learn and connect.

Frequency Graduate Programme 2023

Hear from our graduates what it's like to be a part of the Frequency Team.