Graduate Opportunities - applications now open!

Become an intern or graduate with us and kick-start your professional career with a top-tier global design firm. Even better, because we're an Engineering NZ Professional Development Partner, we'll pay for your membership fees and assist you to select the right mentor to fast track your path to registration. You'll also get to experience working on community-changing projects. Our graduate applications are now open, and our intern applications open in July. Read more about the programme and what makes us different. Read Our Brochure

Graduate Programme FAQs

How do I apply for a graduate position?
Online applications open 14 March 2022 and close 14 May 2022. Check out this link. You’ll need your CV, a cover letter and your current academic transcripts. If successful, you must have the right to live and work in New Zealand, hold a full clean driver licence and have completed your degree before your start date.

What degree disciplines are required?
Generally, we’re looking for students who have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering–including an interest in water, structural, transportation and geotechnical
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Geology
  • Engineering Science
  •  Geography
  • Mechanical Engineering

We also consider students who have completed their BEng Tech or NZDE Civil.

Where can I work?
We have 15 offices throughout New Zealand from Whangārei to Balclutha–if you have a location preference let us know. For 2023, the most likely locations for graduates will be in the main cities, however, other locations are possible.

If I’m successful, when will I start working?
We aim for a late January start as your graduation will be confirmed by then. If you‘ve already graduated, we may be able to negotiate an earlier start.

What will I get paid at Stantec as a graduate?
Stantec offers a market rated and competitive remuneration package.

What do you consider when reviewing applications?
In addition to your academic achievements, any paid and voluntary roles you have undertaken to date are also important–like leadership roles in school or university, or volunteering for your local sports club or community groups. We also consider how you express yourself in a cover letter, and the professionalism of your CV.

What does the Graduate Development Programme involve?
It combines on the job, informal and formal learning for the first two years of your time at Stantec. Please refer to the diagram below to see how the programme is structured.

Does Stantec have a career development group?
Yes, we do. The Developing Professionals Group (DPG) give employees in the early stages of their career the chance to develop both technically and professionally; to meet their colleagues and really be part of our global organisation. It’s a truly international network that, in addition to planning regional and local activities, really gives a voice to our DPs.

Does Stantec have undergraduate and internship opportunities?
Yes, we have opportunities throughout the year. Check out this link for the latest information.

Note: more information will be provided to you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

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Scholarships and Prizes

We invest in the future by funding a number of tertiary scholarships and prizes across New Zealand. 

University of Auckland

  • Stantec Planning & Sustainability Prize. Value: $500. Awarded by nomination - more information here.
  • Stantec Scholarship in Transportation Engineering. Value: up to $7,500. Applications open 20 July 2022 and close on 31 August 2022. More information here.

University of Canterbury

  • Stantec Civil and Natural Resources Engineering (Jim Bradley) Scholarship. Value: up to $10,000. Applications closed 31 March 2022. More information here.

Equity & diversity

  • Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship. Value: up to $10,000. Applications open 15 September 2022 and close 18 November 2022. More information here.

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