Why Join Our
Working in digital, is about putting people first. In government, we focus on what people need from us. How we can meet their needs using emerging technologies, data and changes to government culture, practices and processes.
Digital is more than improving IT systems and processes. In the broadest sense, it means doing things differently in an increasingly connected world — using new mindsets, skillsets, technologies and data to benefit people, government and the economy.
As we head towards a digital future, we need to think about the role of government in ensuring we have an inclusive and equitable society. Government needs to help communities adjust to the coming changes and to support everybody to adapt to the new world. Imagine how you can make a difference. How your career can contribute to the wellbeing of people, and to the strength of the economy. This is what it means to work in Government.
Why this Graduate Programme
Here’s what the graduates have to say…
“The leadership team and the Grads come together to make the programme work. Lots of programmes don’t do that or give graduates that voice amongst management” (Nathan Mountfort, GTT Graduate)
“I am learning skills that are relevant in the modern workplace, and I’m developing relationships and experience that will put me in a good position to pursue my goals into the future” (Chris McDowall, GTT Graduate)
They also told us what they love about the programme:
How the programme works
It’s all happening in the coolest capital city.
You spend 24-months rotating through three of the participating government agencies, spending eight months in each.
What you need
You also need to have recently graduated (up to 24months), or are due to graduate in 2018, and available to work from February 2019.
Should only people with a digital/ICT background apply to the programme?
"No. I was worried as I did not come from a digital/technical background. I now realise you don’t need a technical background, if you have an understanding of the technical details of the project at a high level and are willing to learn, there are many project areas that you can work in" (Lisa Zondag, GTT Graduate)
What kind of work will you be doing?
"It has totally thrown out my original career aspirations. Everyday another idea of what I could do comes up and broadens my thoughts. I have thought of doing UX, Project delivery, Programme management, Policy, Change Mgmt, the list just goes on". (Kate Forward, GTT Graduate).
Check out the Skills and Knowledge Section to discover the type of work on offer.
What’s the culture like in Government?
Every agency is a little different from the next. You're guaranteed to meet welcoming, fun (yes fun) and hardworking people who love that their work creates value for NZ'ers.
Skills and knowledge
you will build on
SecurityIn a security role, you’ll evaluate risks so that the agency can make informed decisions. It's about protecting data and information between government, businesses and citizens. Done securely, you will help build trust and confidence in government services in a digital world....
Information and DataIn an Information and data role, you’ll collate and present information and data in a way that is easy to understand. This information will help agencies ask the right questions and support governments data-driven future...
Project DeliveryIn a project delivery role, you’ll work in a project team delivering and monitoring projects. You’ll work in small to large scale projects ensuring the team considers the customer from start to finish. This requires you to be organised, determined and enjoy working with people...
TechnologyIn this role, you will help managers understand what digital technologies can offer. You have the opportunity to gain skills in a hands-on technology environment, as well as engaging with other government agencies and private companies...
UX (User Experience) In a UX role, you’ll work in a team designing and developing tools and services that assist with the interaction between the government and the public. Thinking of the overall experience of the user, you’re evaluate and improve upon the ways government can best serve New Zealanders...
1st July - 31st July 2019
Applications will be opening soon for the 2020 programme.
- Understand the function of the participating government departments and agencies.
- Understand the aims of the Government ICT Strategy. For more information, visit digital.govt.nz.
- Remember that the programme is 24 months based in Wellington with 3 rotations in different government agencies for 8 months.
- Take time and care when answering the questions in the application form and don't forget to attach your CV/Resume.