Graduate Pioneers Wanted
Our graduate programme is different from the average – it's all about positioning you to be a future Ryman leader, and learning all about our unique business along the way.
Our pioneering approach and diverse organisation mean we employ specialists and generalists across a range of office and field-based positions, including Finance, People, Technology, Healthcare, Construction, Design, Sales and Marketing, Village Operations and many more. Whatever you have studied, our two-year rotational programme of work placements, education and improvement projects gives you the opportunity to blaze your own trail!
To help get you work-ready and set you up for success, we offer a sign-on bonus as well as a competitive starting salary!
You will complete three placements across different Ryman departments (i.e. Office, Sales, Village, and Construction), with one rotation ideally being in one of our villages or, on one of our construction sites. Each rotation will see your work in an established position, while also delivering a role-specific improvement project and completing relevant on-the-job training. You will also undertake a package of tailored education throughout the programme – including our Aspiring Leaders programme – and have the support of a dedicated mentor.
When you're finished, you'll have the tools you need to become a future leader and Ryman Pioneer, whatever path you decide to go down.
As we've said, one of the awesome things about the Ryman grad programme is that we're open to considering graduates from all disciplines. So, we're really interested in who you are and we're looking for people that connect with our characteristics:
The commencement date for our 2024 Graduate Programme is January 2024.
Applications for our 2024 programme open on 1 March 2023. We will process your application following the close date and will keep in regular contact with you, so you are up to date on how your application is progressing.
The application process:
To apply for the 2024 graduate programme, you will need to submit your application online through our career website.
You will be required to upload a copy of your CV and we strongly suggest submitting a cover letter also.
If your application is progressed past the application stage, we will ask you to complete two online ability assessments. There will be practice assessments available to you before completing the actual assessments.
One-way video interview:
Once you have completed the ability assessments, you will be asked to complete a one-way video interview, where you will be asked a selection of questions and will be required to record your responses.
The purpose of the one-way video interview is for us to get to know you better, so don’t be nervous and be yourself!
You will then be given the opportunity to meet with some of our friendly Rymanians. The first interview will follow a semi-structured format, where you will be asked a mix of competency and behavioural questions.
The interview is just as much about us getting to know you, as it is about you assessing whether Ryman is the right fit for you, so make sure you come with questions to ensure you are making an informed decision!
You will then be asked to complete an online personality assessment. These assessments measure your traits against our Ryman characteristics.
There are no right or wrong answers in this assessment – we use it to get a deeper understanding of your personality and where your strengths lie!
Second interview and presentation:
You will then be invited to meet with some of our current graduates, as well as some of our leadership team, for a second interview. At this stage, we will also ask you to prepare a short presentation to share with the interview panel.
You may also meet with some very special panel guests – check out our website to find out who this may be...
Pre-employment and reference checks:
You will be required to complete some pre-employment documents, as well as providing us with the contact details of at least TWO referees. Don’t worry, we won’t contact anyone without your permission.
Starting at Ryman
In your first week at Ryman, it's all about getting to know the business and the other graduates better, through a range of fun activities. We will get you set up with the right tech, as well as introducing you to your new manager and team.
Throughout the two-year programme, you will complete three placements across different Ryman departments (i.e. Office, Sales, Village and Construction), with ideally one rotation being in one of our villages or on one of our construction sites. Each rotation will see you work in an established position, while also delivering a role-specific improvement project and completing relevant on-the-job training. You will also undertake a package of tailored education throughout the programme and have the support of a dedicated mentor.
Our suite of sweet perks
Our people are our biggest asset. We don't just want to find the best people — we want to make sure they want to stay and grow with us. As a world-class company, our standards and expectations are high. But there are also some top-notch benefits to being a Ryman team member.
Maintaining the health and wellbeing of every Ryman team member is a responsibility we take very seriously. This is why we offer a range of benefits designed to maintain our people's good health, from extra wellness leave days, free counselling, flu vaccines and even a wellness month.
We want you to grow, both personally and professionally. So, if you want to push yourself to new heights, we'll support you with leadership development, in-house training, education support, scholarships and more.
We want your time at Ryman to be the most enjoyable of your career, which is why we have a range of extra perks for our pioneers. From a team member share scheme (so you can be part of our shared success), annual pay increases, furry Fridays* (bring your dog to work), free yoga & a gym membership* to our very own Ryman team benefits cards, which provide discounts for 60+ well-known household brands, (*location dependent)