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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees


Do you see yourself in government? Three roles, three agencies, two years. GovTechTalent Graduate Programme.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
Salaries start at $50,000 per annum and this is under review for the 2022 intake
Start Date
8 Feb 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
2 Jul 2021
Applications Close
1 Aug 2021

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Business Administration & Management
Human Resources
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Communication & Media Studies
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Journalism & Writing
Mathematics & Statistics
Anthropology & Geography
International Studies
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Design & User Experience
Justice & Law Enforcement
Legal Studies
Psychology & Counselling
Secondary Teaching

GovTechTalent Graduate Programme is looking for a range of candidates from all backgrounds, communities and qualifications to support the development of New Zealand's digital infrastructure.

What is GovTechTalent?

Kicking off in February 2022, GovTechTalent gives you the opportunity to spend two years working in three different roles, across three different government departments/agencies – with the ultimate goal of finding the work you love.

Every graduate's experience looks different, as you explore three different roles with a unique digital focus. Because of this, an interest in the digital world
is important – but you are not required to be from a technological background

Who is GovTechTalent for?

  • Not sure where your career is headed?
  • Want to try out a range of roles and focus areas before you decide?
  • Interested in supporting the development of New Zealand's digital infrastructure?
  • Passionate about representing your community in government?

If your answer is yes to any of the above, then GovTechTalent is for you!

GovTechTalent ensures you don't get stuck on one path. With continual support from a range of mentors and alumni at the top of their field, this programme provides the perfect opportunity to kick-start your career and make meaningful, long-lasting connections within government.

What type of roles are involved?

The programme is divided into a series of 'workstreams':

  • User Experience (UX) and Service Design (SD)
  • Project Delivery
  • Information and Data
  • Security
  • Technology
  • Digital Integrators

Regardless of the workstream, you'll be supporting your area using your expertise. For example, you could be working as a marketing assistant, UX designer, human resource advisor, cyber-security consultant, policy advisor, and more – depending on your qualification. In your second and third rotations, you'll be able to influence which projects you work on, while your first rotation will be carefully selected for you by your GovTechTalent mentors to ensure you're set up for success.

Why apply for GovTechTalent?

Flexibility and freedom
Most grad programmes lock you into a particular role and industry, at a time when you aren't 100% where your career might take you. GovTechTalent is the most flexible and varied graduate programme available - giving graduates the opportunity to explore a range of different career paths, projects and organisations in the space of just two years.

Support and guidance
GovTechTalent allows you to build an extensive network of colleagues, friends and future employers as you move between roles and agencies – setting up a solid base to springboard you into future career opportunities.

The transition from study into full-time work can be intimidating. GovTechTalent ensures graduates are given all the support they need, with continual guidance and
opportunities to work with mentors and alumni at the top of their field.

GovTechTalent graduate cohorts leave as a close-knit family – often building long-lasting personal and professional relationships, which continue as they transition into permanent roles