Welcome to the New Zealand
GovTech Talent Graduate Programme

Join the inaugural 24-month rotational ICT & Digital GovtechTalent Graduate Programme today.

Why Join Our Graduate Programme?


Do you want the chance to enhance the skills that you’ve learned over the past few years and make a real contribution to New Zealand’s bright future at the same time?

Apply for the GovTech Talent Graduate Programme to get into a role where your input will make a difference to New Zealand.

What we are looking for

  • Innovative thinkers to bring fresh and original solutions to complex problems.
  • Insipirational future leaders who have the skills to take charge and get the job done.
  • A passion for technology and the difference it can make to New Zealand.

How the programme works

Join this exciting graduate programme and spend 24-months rotating through three of the seven participating government agencies, spending eight months in each.

This is your opportunity to work alongside passionate mentors who are the thought-leaders driving positive change in New Zealand. You will be working with and learning from some of the best in the business.

What you will gain

The programme will expose you to a variety of different functions and expand your skills, while contributing to the Government's ICT and digital direction.

You will experience working in three different agencies, maximising your opportunities for development, collaborating with colleagues across government, and broadening your network. You will grow your strengths by having a diverse range of experience, skills and networks to leverage on in your career.

This programme offers excellent opportunities for you to work with people who share your passion for making a positive difference for New Zealand.

The GovTech Talent agencies are committed to the Government's ICT and digital direction and looking for fresh ideas and enthusiasm to achieve this transformation. Are you the person they would love to have on board?

Who can apply?

Students in their final year of tertiary study in 2016 or recent graduates (with up to 24-months experience).

Skills and knowledge you will build on


Security - In a security role, you will advise business managers on the risk profile and environmental conditions for managing information, data and service design. This role enables the business to take calculated risks by ensuring that the right mechanisms are in place to inform risk choices...

Information and Data - In an information and data role, you will be collating and presenting information and data in a consumable way to help decision makers understand the choices they are making...

Project Delivery - In a project delivery role, you will be part of a project team delivering and monitoring projects. You will be involved in a range of project roles, such as business analysis and project coordination. The result you are after is maximizing the value from technology investments to meet customer needs...

Technology – In this role, you will help business managers understand the opportunities that technology enables to deliver customer centered solutions. You will be a technology-business translator...

UX (User Experience) – In a user experience (UX) role, you will work on the design of services to the public. You will work towards finding the right balance between an elegant look & feel and the necessary information and services presented to users...

Digital Integrator – In a digital integrator role, you will be leveraging digital tools and infrastructure to offer users an enhanced and unique experience of public services. You will facilitate and support the transition of government services to cloud systems and help with integrating digital components to streamline business processes...

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Thank you for your interest in the GovTech Talent Graduate Programme. Applications have closed for the 2017 graduate programme intake. If you have any questions or queries about the programme please contact us here.