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KiwiRail

4.5
  • #2 in Transport & logistics
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

KiwiRail Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Transport & Logistics

KiwiRail has a proud 155-year history in New Zealand and they're a key part of the country's social and economic fabric, responsible for significantly driving economic growth through our internationally acclaimed tourism brands, by moving over a third of New Zealand's export goods and by holding the country's second-largest property portfolio.

They have a vision for a bigger, bolder role for rail and they're looking for energetic, ambitious and talented students who genuinely care about creating stronger connections, for a better New Zealand. It’s a pivotal time to join their organisation and they're searching for their next generation of influential and inspiring leaders to develop with them.

Recruitment Process

Due to the high volume of applications we receive for our Graduate Programme, we have a standardised recruitment process to ensure we respond to you as soon as possible. Steps to our application and employment process are listed below:

Online Application: Applications open on the 1st of March and close on the 30th April 2023 for our 2024 KiwiRail Graduate Programme. You will be required to apply through our careers website with your CV and cover letter and we will review your application as soon as we can. 

One-Way Video Interview: Shortlisted candidates will receive an invite for a one-way video interview, this is where you submit a video of yourself answering some short questions, so we can get to know you a little better. Video interviews allow us to respond faster to your application. We understand that this may be a new form of interviewing experience for you but don’t worry, we just want to get to know you better – Just be yourself!

Assessment Centre: If you have been shortlisted, you will be invited to attend our Assessment Center. This will be an in-person event that you will attend along with other candidates who have applied for the KiwiRail Graduate Programme. The day will involve learning more about KiwiRail, the Graduate Programme, group exercises, and face-to-face interviews.

Pre-Employment Checks: If you have been successful, you will be verbally offered a position on our Graduate Programme, subject to KiwiRail mandatory pre-employment checks. 

Offer of Employment: Employment contract with KiwiRail signed and confirmation you will join our 2024 Graduate Programme. Your start date will be the 26th of February 2024.

Remuneration & Career Growth

  • Competitive starting salary with regular reviews
  • 5 weeks annual leave 
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & other retail partners
  • Discounted holiday houses across NZ and AUS as part of our Staff Welfare Trust
  • Graduate Induction visiting sites across NZ
  • An exciting and comprehensive 2- year rotational programme 
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Senior management mentoring and a buddy from within the business

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.5
Overall score based on 12 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.9
Diversity
9.1
Management
9.0
Sustainability
9.1
Work Hours
8.9
Diversity
9.1
Management
9.0
Sustainability
9.1
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • The people. Everyone is so friendly, and my team has really welcomed me in. It's good that there are a few young people in the team. My buddy is just one year older, but he knows so much already. He's more than happy for me to ask him questions and have a good chat if I'm learning from it. The grads here are pretty keen to get amongst everything and it's just very good energy here.
  • Friendly atmosphere, well-managed graduate program.
  • KiwiRail is very supportive and will help you grow into the professional you desire to be.
  • Being a large company you have the opportunity to be part of a vast range of projects at once.
  • The flexibility within each team, and how welcoming they are. Great discounts and employee benefits, 5 weeks annual leave and they take care of you well.
  • Office location.
  • Technical difficulties with work device but that's kind of normal in any workplace.
  • Complicated business structure. Very big and silo's. Difficult to wrap your head around as a new employee.
  • Age-gap.
  • It's hard to get to know people due to the large scale of employees.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Wellington
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch 
NZAGE Best Graduate Development Programme Winner. We are shaping future leaders.
Applications Close
24 Feb 2025
Start Date
24 Feb 2025
Salary
NZD 64,000 / Year

- 6-monthly pay reviews- 5 weeks annual leave- discounts at a variety of retailers

Graduate Job

Auckland
Keen on AI, machine learning, and all things technology? Come and help transform our business with us.
Applications Close
5 May 2024
Start Date
24 Feb 2025
Salary
NZD 58,000 / Year

- 6-monthly pay reviews during the programme- 5 weeks annual leave- discount at a variety of retai


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I have learned the basics of rail and all its different components. How rail, road and ferries all tie in together to support our economy and how much of an environmental impact rail provides on helping the NZ government to meet its carbon emissions goals.

Jay

  • Graduate stories
I have learned the basics of rail and all its different components. How rail, road and ferries all tie in together to support our economy and how much of an environmental impact rail provides on helping the NZ government to meet its carbon emissions goals.

Jay

  • Graduate stories
With the growing interest in greener transportation options, working on rail is the best place to be. There are so many opportunities in KiwiRail if you just ask around the company. Always ask questions and be proactive so you can get involved in what you are passionate about.

Jamie

  • Graduate stories
With the growing interest in greener transportation options, working on rail is the best place to be. There are so many opportunities in KiwiRail if you just ask around the company. Always ask questions and be proactive so you can get involved in what you are passionate about.

Jamie

  • Graduate stories
I have learned the basics of rail and all its different components. How rail, road and ferries all tie in together to support our economy and how much of an environmental impact rail provides on helping the NZ government to meet its carbon emissions goals.

Jay

  • Graduate stories
I have learned the basics of rail and all its different components. How rail, road and ferries all tie in together to support our economy and how much of an environmental impact rail provides on helping the NZ government to meet its carbon emissions goals.

Jay

  • Graduate stories
With the growing interest in greener transportation options, working on rail is the best place to be. There are so many opportunities in KiwiRail if you just ask around the company. Always ask questions and be proactive so you can get involved in what you are passionate about.

Jamie

  • Graduate stories
With the growing interest in greener transportation options, working on rail is the best place to be. There are so many opportunities in KiwiRail if you just ask around the company. Always ask questions and be proactive so you can get involved in what you are passionate about.

Jamie


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Frances Power

The KiwiRail Summer Internship Programme provided me with a taste of real-life mechanical engineering work and different parts of the rail business.
  • Day in the life

Frances Power

The KiwiRail Summer Internship Programme provided me with a taste of real-life mechanical engineering work and different parts of the rail business.
  • Day in the life

Kylie Crump

During the KiwiRail Internship Programme, I worked with three other amazing interns doing project support using software skills. As a team, we revamped the ‘Digital Engineering’ splash page on the KiwiRail website and built a 3D simulation of train shunting using the game development engine, Unreal Engine.
  • Day in the life

Kylie Crump

During the KiwiRail Internship Programme, I worked with three other amazing interns doing project support using software skills. As a team, we revamped the ‘Digital Engineering’ splash page on the KiwiRail website and built a 3D simulation of train shunting using the game development engine, Unreal Engine.
  • Day in the life

Frances Power

The KiwiRail Summer Internship Programme provided me with a taste of real-life mechanical engineering work and different parts of the rail business.
  • Day in the life

Frances Power

The KiwiRail Summer Internship Programme provided me with a taste of real-life mechanical engineering work and different parts of the rail business.
  • Day in the life

Kylie Crump

During the KiwiRail Internship Programme, I worked with three other amazing interns doing project support using software skills. As a team, we revamped the ‘Digital Engineering’ splash page on the KiwiRail website and built a 3D simulation of train shunting using the game development engine, Unreal Engine.
  • Day in the life

Kylie Crump

During the KiwiRail Internship Programme, I worked with three other amazing interns doing project support using software skills. As a team, we revamped the ‘Digital Engineering’ splash page on the KiwiRail website and built a 3D simulation of train shunting using the game development engine, Unreal Engine.

Videos


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We’re going places. Are you? Watch as we take you behind the scenes of our incredible KiwiRail Graduate Programme journey filled with learning, growth, and unforgettable experiences.

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