Your Auckland Council

A career at Auckland Council offers endless possibilities to impact Auckland

Auckland Council is one of the most diverse organisations in New Zealand. Right now, we are working on large-scale projects right across our thriving region that are creating the future of our city.

This means that we have a world of opportunities for talented graduates and students like you.

From parks, law, engineering and environmental services, urban design, planning though to finance and chartered accountancy, IT, HR, strategy and governance – we offer endless possibilities to take your career further.


Making a real difference to the lives of Aucklanders

We believe that it’s our talented people who make our region a better place to live, work and play.

We’re looking for passionate, talented people who genuinely want to make a difference to Aucklanders.

We have a bold vision: for Auckland to be a world-class city. It is a vision that unites us and drives our 9,500 employees to deliver world-class services and experiences every day for our 1.5 million Aucklanders.


Our Graduate and Intern Programmes – your opportunity to kick-start your career

As an Auckland Council graduate or intern you’ll get the chance to gain experience in a complex, large organisation with endless possibilities to get involved with real projects and enjoy challenging and meaningful work.

As part of our commitment to youth employment, we offer a two year graduate rotational programme, as well as a paid three month internship for students in relevant degree programmes.

With annual graduate and intern intakes across Auckland Council, you will not only be gaining valuable experience, but making a real difference towards shaping Auckland into a world-class city.


We value our people

At Auckland Council, we believe that taking care of Auckland starts and ends with taking care of our people.

This is at the core of everything we do.

As an employer, we want to acknowledge and support employee performance, their contribution and the value they add to our organisation. Our employee benefits, wellbeing programmes, good employer initiatives and staff discounts include a variety of packages, offerings and support services.

We offer

  • A safe and supportive learning environment
  • Long term professional and personal development
  • Networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Involvement in complex, large scale projects and unique developments
  • A strong work/life balance allowing you to pursue additional study or interests
  • A fair reward for your effort – all Graduate and Intern positions are fully paid