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Stantec New Zealand

4.2
  • #3 in Engineering consulting
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Stantec New Zealand Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Engineering Consulting

Calling all dreamers, doers, and game-changers. Your long-term career with one of the top ten design firms in the world starts here.

We’re a global community of designers, planners, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

As one of our driven, passionate, and smart professionals, you could help develop inventive and sustainable solutions that meet our clients’ needs and touch every aspect of people’s lives from the roadways and bridges you travel on, to the schools you once attended, to the water you drink from your faucet.

Our Two-Year Graduate Program 

Our structured, two-year program is filled with training, development, and networking opportunities, including:

  • Our milestone Grad Lab events, which provide an opportunity for grads to come together to participate in a variety of workshops
  • Supportive and inspiring mentorship
  • Friendly and collaborative team environment
  • Wide ranging and diverse graduate community
  • Continuous personal and professional development
  • Access to industry & CPD events and continuous networking opportunities
  • Support and funding to encourage you on your journey to become a Chartered Engineer

We’ve created a comprehensive talent management program that helps you grow and achieve success through a blended learning environment made up of both formal and informal methods. These methods include:

  • Internal training courses
  • eLearning
  • Attendance at conferences, seminars, and events;
  • Professional memberships
  • Coaching and mentoring programs
  • On-the-job learning.

Our graduates will benefit from the opportunities that only a global company can provide, including: 

  • Working on a diverse range of projects.
  • Access to our global industry network and leaders.
  • Networking opportunities with other ANZ Stantec employees.
  • Exposure to a range of local and global clients.
  • Career learning & development opportunities.
  • Access to the developing professional's network.

The Learning and Development team will provide opportunities for graduates to develop in their careers, covering topics such as: 

  • Health and Safety
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Business Acumen: An Introduction
  • Data Analytics and Design Tools
  • Presentation and Networking skills
  • Business Cases
  • Sustainability
  • Project Delivery

Recruitment Process

The Application Process:

  • Application - Apply online. Include your CV, Cover Letter and your most recent Transcript.
  • Initial Screening Form - If you have appropriate working rights to work in NZ, you will be progressed to the next stage and sent a screening form via email. 
  • Cognitive Assessment - If you meet the criteria from the initial screening from, you will be progressed to the next stage. This is a 12-minute assessment that will test your verbal, numerical and logical abilities. 
  • At this point you may get a phone call from our Recruitment team if we need any further clarification. 
  • Interviews - If shortlisted, someone from our recruitment will be in touch to organise interviews. 
  • Job Offer - If successful, someone from our recruitment team will be in touch to discuss a job offer! 

Remuneration & Career Growth

Graduate Program

Year 1: induction and orientation, mentoring, health & safety, career and professional development, business acumen, effective writing and time management, data analytics and design tools.

Year 2: presentation skills and networking, project delivery, client relationships and Myers-Briggs personality type indicator, business cases, sustainability, risk management and legal issues.

Your key success factors:

  • You’ll be assigned a mentor to support you with additional guidance throughout the programme.
  • Regular training occurs through various channels like online modules, Skype and face-to-face.
  • You can start working towards professional accreditation, and experience technical training as it happens on the job and within your sector.

Why join Stantec?

Fantastic perks we provide: 

  • Accredited 2-year graduate development programme
  • Competitive base salary with company benefits on top such as insurances, spot bonuses banking discounts etc.
  • You will be connected to our international Young Professionals Group Network with opportunities for training and networking across New Zealand and Australia.
  • You will be supported through your Engineering New Zealand Accreditation and mentored for your own personal career development.
  • Ability to work on projects across different locations
  • Our Stantec NZ Reach network includes Women@Stantec, Pride@Stantec, Persons with Disabilities@Stantec, Black Indigenous Person of Colour@Stantec, and more.
  • Possibility to travel overseas via a developing professional’s exchange
  • Flexible working environments and excellent employee benefits
  • Health Insurance | Income Protection Insurance | Life Insurance
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing programs and support
  • Options to purchase up to 20 days of additional leave!

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Multiple Locations in New Zealand
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
E
Engineering & Mathematics
I
IT & Computer Science
S
Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Auckland
Improve the world we live in, seize the challenges and create solutions that will benefit generations to come!
Applications Close
29 Mar 2025
Start Date
Ongoing
Salary
NZD 67,000 - 69,000 / Year

2-year accredited grad program, mentoring, International Young Professionals Networking Group & more

Graduate Job

Hastings
Improve the world we live in, seize the challenges and create solutions that will benefit generations to come!
Applications Close
29 Mar 2025
Start Date
Ongoing
Salary
NZD 67,000 - 69,000 / Year

2-year accredited grad program, mentoring, International Young Professionals Networking Group & more


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The thing I love the most about my job is the people. The people you work and communicate with to solve problems.

Lekai Nalei Sakaio

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love the most about my job is the people. The people you work and communicate with to solve problems.

Lekai Nalei Sakaio

  • Graduate stories
I really enjoy problem solving and finding unique and innovative solutions for complex problems. I love telling people about the diverse and unique projects I get to work on. 

Blake Brown

  • Graduate stories
I really enjoy problem solving and finding unique and innovative solutions for complex problems. I love telling people about the diverse and unique projects I get to work on. 

Blake Brown

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love the most about my job is the people. The people you work and communicate with to solve problems.

Lekai Nalei Sakaio

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love the most about my job is the people. The people you work and communicate with to solve problems.

Lekai Nalei Sakaio

  • Graduate stories
I really enjoy problem solving and finding unique and innovative solutions for complex problems. I love telling people about the diverse and unique projects I get to work on. 

Blake Brown

  • Graduate stories
I really enjoy problem solving and finding unique and innovative solutions for complex problems. I love telling people about the diverse and unique projects I get to work on. 

Blake Brown


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Savannah Kelley

I have received some modelling data outputs from a project I’ve been working on for a few months. My task for this afternoon is to analyse and report on these outputs
  • Day in the life

Savannah Kelley

I have received some modelling data outputs from a project I’ve been working on for a few months. My task for this afternoon is to analyse and report on these outputs
  • Day in the life

Janice Ho

We conduct a high-level assessment of a few sites and discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of converting from its current hydro-electric power generation facility to a pumped storage scheme.
  • Day in the life

Janice Ho

We conduct a high-level assessment of a few sites and discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of converting from its current hydro-electric power generation facility to a pumped storage scheme.
  • Day in the life

Savannah Kelley

I have received some modelling data outputs from a project I’ve been working on for a few months. My task for this afternoon is to analyse and report on these outputs
  • Day in the life

Savannah Kelley

I have received some modelling data outputs from a project I’ve been working on for a few months. My task for this afternoon is to analyse and report on these outputs
  • Day in the life

Janice Ho

We conduct a high-level assessment of a few sites and discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of converting from its current hydro-electric power generation facility to a pumped storage scheme.
  • Day in the life

Janice Ho

We conduct a high-level assessment of a few sites and discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of converting from its current hydro-electric power generation facility to a pumped storage scheme.

Videos


Dreamers, Doers, and Gamechangers with Te Rina

Te Rina, graduate communications and engagement consultant, explains why she loves working at Stantec—the potential for career growth keeps her coming back to work every day in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dreamers, Doers, and Gamechangers with Finbar

Finbar, graduate environmental scientist, explains why he loves working at Stantec—the graduate program is what keeps him coming back to work every day in our Auckland, New Zealand, office.

Dreamers, Doers, and Gamechangers with Te Rina

Te Rina, graduate communications and engagement consultant, explains why she loves working at Stantec—the potential for career growth keeps her coming back to work every day in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dreamers, Doers, and Gamechangers with Finbar

Finbar, graduate environmental scientist, explains why he loves working at Stantec—the graduate program is what keeps him coming back to work every day in our Auckland, New Zealand, office.

Advice


Cover Letter Guide

This guide outlines 3 sections: 1. Tips to get started 2. Optional Information 3. Additional Tips

Resume Guide

This guide outlines 3 sections: 1. Tips to get started 2. Required Information 3. Optional Information

Cover Letter Guide

This guide outlines 3 sections: 1. Tips to get started 2. Optional Information 3. Additional Tips

Resume Guide

This guide outlines 3 sections: 1. Tips to get started 2. Required Information 3. Optional Information