Graduate Opportunities

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. Learn More

Graduate Programme application process

Graduate Programme FAQs

How do I apply for a graduate position?
On-line applications typically open in early-April and close in early-May, 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 16 offices throughout New Zealand from Whangārei to Balclutha–if you have a location preference let us know. For 2022, 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 three years of your time at Stantec. Please refer to the diagram on the previous page 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.

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
  • Stantec Prize in Traffic Engineering. Value: $1,000. Awarded by nomination...more information
  • Stantec Scholarship in Transportation Engineering. Value: up to $7,500. Keep an eye out for 2022 dates...more information

University of Canterbury

  • Stantec Prize in Transportation Engineering. Value: $1,000. Awarded by nomination...more information
  • Stantec Civil and Natural Resources Engineering (Jim Bradley) Scholarship. Value: up to $10,000. Keep an eye out for 2022 dates...more information 

Equity & diversity

  • Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship. Value: up to $10,000. Applications close 18 November 2021...more information

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