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Inland Revenue

4.7
  • #4 in Government & public service
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Inland Revenue Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Government & Public Service
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Inland Revenue plays a critical role in improving the economic and social well-being of New Zealanders. We collect 80% of the Crown's revenue as well as collecting and disburse social support programme payments and provide the government with policy advice.

We are working to make sure:

  • Inland Revenue is responsive in meeting the changing and increasing expectations of government and society
  • we make it easy for customers to get it right and hard to get it wrong
  • society has confidence that appropriate action will be taken against customers who do not comply
  • increasingly, paying taxes is seen as contributing to society
  • we are professional, approachable, effective and efficient.

Recruitment Process

As part of our application process we request applicants to upload:

  • their CV
  • their Cover letter

For our Graduate policy Role, we request a short sample of candidates' work that demonstrates their writing ability (e.g. an excerpt of an essay written for a university course) along with a complete academic transcript or a copy of an unofficial transcript if they have not yet graduated 

Once you've applied for a role and have been notified that you're a shortlisted candidate we'll then invite you for an interview with the Hiring Manager.

All Inland Revenue's offers of employment depend on:

  • a satisfactory criminal record and tax/child support compliance check
  • a signed declaration of fidelity and secrecy acceptance of the Inland Revenue Code of Conduct the outcome of any review of non-appointment

Remuneration & Career Growth

Additional Compensation Benefits 

Our Hauora Hub offers information and guidance to our people on all things health and wellbeing related. In addition to regularly updated events, podcasts, social challenges, helplines and support services, our Hauora Hub also offers a range of discounted health and wellbeing to our IR staff, including health insurance, gym memberships, and eye care, food and nutrition services and more. 

Career Opportunities 

Our performance approach, Whanake (meaning to grow and develop), gives our people a framework to support constructive kōrero with their leaders and key stakeholders. 

At IR we role model a networked approach to working, meaning that you’ll have the opportunity to engage with (and learn from!) key stakeholders and subject matter experts from across the business. We pride ourselves on providing opportunities to learn and develop to all of our people. We are a capability-based organisation, which means that we assess our people for suitability based on how they demonstrate the capabilities that are required for their role – or the role that they are interested in moving to. We don’t look at things like tenure or years of experience! This means that our people can have control over their capability development and drive their progression opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment. 

To further support this, we have designed our 12 People Capabilities and a series of ‘IR Role Families’ which group together roles with similar capability requirements and outcomes. The purpose of this is to help you:

  • understand the capabilities required in your role and what they look like in practice
  • think about potential capability development opportunities and;
  • support you to explore areas of interest and potential career pathways for you across our wider business

These tools mean that you have a way to understand what is expected of you, choose and focus on development activities that will provide you with the most value and achieve your career goals in a way that is tailored and specific to you. 

Jobs & Opportunities

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    Graduate Success Stories


    • Graduate stories
    Aspects of internal business processes are things that my degree has given me background on, so I have supplemented my role, but it’s been more of a learning experience so far.

    Danielle Pearce

    • Graduate stories
    Aspects of internal business processes are things that my degree has given me background on, so I have supplemented my role, but it’s been more of a learning experience so far.

    Danielle Pearce

    • Graduate stories
    I am involved in both internal & external projects; this has helped me learn more about IR. Last but not the least, we have a great team culture. We share our learnings, work collaboratively & support each other.

    Shery Baber

    • Graduate stories
    I am involved in both internal & external projects; this has helped me learn more about IR. Last but not the least, we have a great team culture. We share our learnings, work collaboratively & support each other.

    Shery Baber

    • Graduate stories
    Aspects of internal business processes are things that my degree has given me background on, so I have supplemented my role, but it’s been more of a learning experience so far.

    Danielle Pearce

    • Graduate stories
    Aspects of internal business processes are things that my degree has given me background on, so I have supplemented my role, but it’s been more of a learning experience so far.

    Danielle Pearce

    • Graduate stories
    I am involved in both internal & external projects; this has helped me learn more about IR. Last but not the least, we have a great team culture. We share our learnings, work collaboratively & support each other.

    Shery Baber

    • Graduate stories
    I am involved in both internal & external projects; this has helped me learn more about IR. Last but not the least, we have a great team culture. We share our learnings, work collaboratively & support each other.

    Shery Baber


    A Day In The Life Of


    • Day in the life

    Rory Tait

    As tax touches so many facets of our lives, a lot of our work at Inland Revenue involves engaging with stakeholders or consulting with other agencies on policy proposals.
    • Day in the life

    Rory Tait

    As tax touches so many facets of our lives, a lot of our work at Inland Revenue involves engaging with stakeholders or consulting with other agencies on policy proposals.
    • Day in the life

    Shery Baber

    One of my responsibilities is to look after our contract recruitment. I liaise with managers to discuss contract extensions and prepare the paperwork.
    • Day in the life

    Shery Baber

    One of my responsibilities is to look after our contract recruitment. I liaise with managers to discuss contract extensions and prepare the paperwork.
    • Day in the life

    Rory Tait

    As tax touches so many facets of our lives, a lot of our work at Inland Revenue involves engaging with stakeholders or consulting with other agencies on policy proposals.
    • Day in the life

    Rory Tait

    As tax touches so many facets of our lives, a lot of our work at Inland Revenue involves engaging with stakeholders or consulting with other agencies on policy proposals.
    • Day in the life

    Shery Baber

    One of my responsibilities is to look after our contract recruitment. I liaise with managers to discuss contract extensions and prepare the paperwork.
    • Day in the life

    Shery Baber

    One of my responsibilities is to look after our contract recruitment. I liaise with managers to discuss contract extensions and prepare the paperwork.

    Videos


    Customer Service Officers - Jobs that work for YOU

    Hearing from people in our Customer Service roles and why they enjoy working at IR.

    2022 Māori & Pasifika Job & Internship Super Fair | Te Tari Taake: Inland Revenue Department

    Watch Te Tari Taake: Inland Revenue Department reps talk about how their graduate program and how to succeed in the Government & Public Service sector!

    Customer Service Officers - Jobs that work for YOU

    Hearing from people in our Customer Service roles and why they enjoy working at IR.

    2022 Māori & Pasifika Job & Internship Super Fair | Te Tari Taake: Inland Revenue Department

    Watch Te Tari Taake: Inland Revenue Department reps talk about how their graduate program and how to succeed in the Government & Public Service sector!