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Transpower

4.4
  • #2 in Energy & utilities
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

Transpower Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Energy & Utilities

When you’re a part of Transpower, every part of New Zealand is powered by you.

As the owner and operator of New Zealand's national grid we are building and maintaining the infrastructure that delivers electricity along thousands of kilometres of lines that cross mountain passes, forests, farmland, and open sea to ensure it gets to all New Zealanders - to every home and every business in Aotearoa.

We are uniquely positioned to lead the electrification and expansion of infrastructure New Zealand needs for a zero-carbon future for our people, our economy, and the planet.

As a Transpower Graduate, you will be immersed in our world and play a part in shaping the future of New Zealand's electricity industry.

When Transpower is your work, your mahi, Aotearoa is powered by you!

Recruitment Process

Applying for a Transpower Engineering Graduate position is simple and straightforward:

  • Position open: Starting from 18 March 2024
  • All applications are acknowledged via email
  • Longlisted candidates will be invited to complete an introductory online interview
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a formal panel interview
  • Successful candidates will be asked to complete references, background checks and psychometric testing
  • A formal offer of employment will be extended to successful candidates

Transpower utilises online interviews as a way of creating a level playing field i.e. all participants have the same prep time, questions and time limits. It's also a great way for you to express yourself and be seen and heard by the panel. You could think of it as a presentation about you!

We seek graduates who have obtained a minimum B+ average.

In conjunction with this, we seek graduates who have demonstrated leadership capability and discipline. You may have been a team leader on group assignments, school prefect, peer leader/tutor, played sports to a representative level or demonstrated leadership and service to your local community through volunteer work.

Remuneration & Career Growth

We offer a competitive starting salary, with a salary review within six months of joining Transpower and regular reviews after that.

We also offer an awesome range of benefits, including generous leave allowance and flexible working. 

Right from day one, you'll be given challenging work and take on real responsibilities that will accelerate your learning.

During your graduate programme, primarily based in our Head Office Waikoukou in Wellington, you'll rotate through various areas of the business. You'll gain a broad knowledge of what we do, how we work, and who we work with. By working in different areas of the business you'll get the chance to explore how you wish to shape your engineering career with us.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
S
Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Wellington, Islington, Christchurch
Take your place at the heart of New Zealand's power system. Kick start your professional career with Aotearoa's Transmission Grid Owner and Operator
Applications Close
21 Feb 2025
Start Date
4 Nov 2024 - 25 Nov 2024
Salary
NZD 54,080 / Year

Salary pro-rata for 12 weeks

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The programme gives you the chance to try so many different roles that you wouldn’t get to normally do.

Bhavish Kumar

  • Graduate stories
The programme gives you the chance to try so many different roles that you wouldn’t get to normally do.

Bhavish Kumar

  • Graduate stories
Everything is planned out and organised for the graduates. It's obvious that Transpower has put a lot of effort into ensuring we felt well-supported as we transitioned from students to working in the industry.

Hanna Cheng

  • Graduate stories
Everything is planned out and organised for the graduates. It's obvious that Transpower has put a lot of effort into ensuring we felt well-supported as we transitioned from students to working in the industry.

Hanna Cheng

  • Graduate stories
The programme gives you the chance to try so many different roles that you wouldn’t get to normally do.

Bhavish Kumar

  • Graduate stories
The programme gives you the chance to try so many different roles that you wouldn’t get to normally do.

Bhavish Kumar

  • Graduate stories
Everything is planned out and organised for the graduates. It's obvious that Transpower has put a lot of effort into ensuring we felt well-supported as we transitioned from students to working in the industry.

Hanna Cheng

  • Graduate stories
Everything is planned out and organised for the graduates. It's obvious that Transpower has put a lot of effort into ensuring we felt well-supported as we transitioned from students to working in the industry.

Hanna Cheng


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Alvin Li

The reconfiguration work begins. All physical work at Transpower’s sites is done by contracted service providers. Transpower’s service providers have a depth of technical and practical experience. It’s great learning from them.
  • Day in the life

Alvin Li

The reconfiguration work begins. All physical work at Transpower’s sites is done by contracted service providers. Transpower’s service providers have a depth of technical and practical experience. It’s great learning from them.
  • Day in the life

Josie Williamson


Transpower offers great development courses as part of its graduate programme. I’m working through tasks in a self-leadership course. We are allocated an hour of work time each week to commit to our development.
  • Day in the life

Josie Williamson


Transpower offers great development courses as part of its graduate programme. I’m working through tasks in a self-leadership course. We are allocated an hour of work time each week to commit to our development.
  • Day in the life

Alvin Li

The reconfiguration work begins. All physical work at Transpower’s sites is done by contracted service providers. Transpower’s service providers have a depth of technical and practical experience. It’s great learning from them.
  • Day in the life

Alvin Li

The reconfiguration work begins. All physical work at Transpower’s sites is done by contracted service providers. Transpower’s service providers have a depth of technical and practical experience. It’s great learning from them.
  • Day in the life

Josie Williamson


Transpower offers great development courses as part of its graduate programme. I’m working through tasks in a self-leadership course. We are allocated an hour of work time each week to commit to our development.
  • Day in the life

Josie Williamson


Transpower offers great development courses as part of its graduate programme. I’m working through tasks in a self-leadership course. We are allocated an hour of work time each week to commit to our development.

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