Application Process

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Our application process has a number of stages, each helps us to learn more about you and understand why you’re the right fit for Auckland Council.

Stage 1

Apply Online

Your online application is your first opportunity to show us how your interests align with Auckland Council’s goals and vision.


Stage 2

Application Screening

Your online application will be reviewed by the Early Career Pathways team within three weeks of submission. We will assess that you have met eligibility criteria and review pre-screening questions.

Stage 3

Online Assessment

The online assessment enables us to assess you against our Graduate and Intern key behaviours. The assessment takes around 20 minutes to complete.

Stage 4

Phone Screening

As a part of getting to know you, we will ask you questions about the role and Auckland Council’s goals and vision. This is also your opportunity to tell us why you’re passionate about working for Auckland Council, and ask us your questions.

Stage 5

Assessment Centre

At the assessment centre, you’ll be involved in a variety of exercises where you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate how well you suit our Graduate or Intern programmes.

Stage 6


You may be required to attend a face-to-face interview with assessors and business representatives as the final stage of the application process.

Stage 7


Subject to all required pre-employment checks, you will receive an online offer of employment, followed by your on-boarding activities.

Now you’re ready to begin your journey with Auckland Council.