Explore your options in New Zealand

Before you apply for the ANZ New Zealand Graduate Program, you'll need to work out what part of our business best suits your skills and interests. Use this page to explore our current programs and see how you can start contributing right from the start!

 

Commercial & Agri

Where: New Zealand-wide

How long: 18-month program

Commercial locations include (but are not limited to) Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, and Hamilton and Agri locations include (but are not limited to) Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Central North Island, Canterbury and Southland.  Please indicate in your resume the top three locations you would consider being located.

Our Commercial and Agri divisions provide full-range services to businesses and customers across the country. By building strong relationships, while understanding local markets and economies, we work with clients to deliver personalised solutions that help them reach their goals.

Commercial customers are predominantly privately-owned businesses with an annual turnover of between $2M to $250M. Our Agri customers have business limits greater than $500,000 and total farm income will typically exceed $250,000.

We also have teams dedicated to Property Finance, Trade Finance and Transactional Banking. They’re supported by central Relationship Services & Business Management and Business Strategy divisions – all to make sure we’re providing a top-tier service, no matter where you are.

What makes a good Commercial and Agri Graduate?

We’re on the lookout for motivated all-rounders to take on every challenge that comes their way; people who have good technical skills, are great with people and can articulate their business solutions in a connected, insightful and simple way.

Graduates who thrive in a team environment, but are equally motivated when working alone, make great candidates. While previous customer-facing experience or a degree in Commerce, Agri or Business would be plus, we’re simply looking for motivated, talented applicants. So no matter what you’re studying, don’t be afraid to apply.

Rotations

Our program is designed to give you the broadest range of experience possible. Over three six-month rotations, you’ll gain the skills and know-how to become a relationship staff member. By learning new policies and practices from your peers and stakeholders, you’ll have a wealth of knowledge to draw from to kickstart your professional career.

If this sounds like the program for you, learn more about the application process.  

Digital & Transformation

Where: Auckland and/or Wellington

How long: 18-month program

Our goal is to be New Zealand’s best bank. In the ever-evolving digital world, we understand that the right use of technology will give us a competitive edge. So we’re constantly evolving our practices and understanding the needs of our customers to help them bank anywhere, anytime.

It’s an exciting time to be working in this field and our Digital & Transformation team is leading the way to change the face of banking. They look across customer touch-points to provide intuitive, efficient and integrated experiences – and they’re quickly growing to be one of our largest divisions of the bank.

As the digital landscape is constantly changing, our team make sure that our digital capabilities are up to scratch to achieve our goals. Through simpler self-service, omni-channel solutions and modernised payments, we develop our physical and digital channels to give our customers a connected and convenient experience.

Our program is focused on developing future digital leaders with the tech and business skills to deliver business results.

What makes a good Digital & Transformation Graduate?

We’re on the lookout for innovative, strategic thinkers who are passionate about developing fast, easy, relevant digital solutions for our customers and staff. People who have a big-picture, future-focused view of digital and have a passion for using technology to solve problems.

We think our Head of Digital & Transformation, Liz Maguire, said it best when she spoke about Digital Inclusion. Read more about who shapes the future of digital.

Rotations

The best way to learn is to do. So our program will give you a comprehensive overview of how and exposure to placements across the division. This broad range of experiences will give you a working knowledge in each area and opportunities to learn from stakeholders.

For example, you’ll work with our Digital Banking team to deliver new features for our leading banking app, goMoney. You’ll also have the chance to learn from Digital Experience and Reengineering experts, which will help you develop transferable Lean, Agile, Experimentation, Analytics and Design Thinking skills.

To make sure you get the most from your program, each placement will be selected based on your interests, skills and strengths—as well as vacancies. By the end of the program, you’ll have everything you need to kick off your career with us.

If this sounds like the program for you, learn more about the application process

Finance

Where: Auckland and Wellington

How long: 24-month program

Our Finance Graduate Program will give you a comprehensive understanding of how we operate on a global level, touch on broader divisions of the ANZ business and explore how global influences impact our day-to-day operations.

To deliver the best possible finance solutions to customers, our teams shape strategies, allocate resources and ensure all decisions are based on facts. They focus on two main functions:

Enabling

Business Partners and Financial Planning and Analysis teams work with customers to provide insight and strategies that drive performance for everyone.

Control

Financial control and specialist services like tax, governance and project accounting comply to strict reporting requirements and maintain the integrity of the numbers. This helps us to provide the best possible service and remain independent.

The Business Partners, Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Control and Specialist Services play an integral role in Finance’s Operating Model and are supported by systems and hub services, governed by leadership and management.

What makes a good Finance Graduate?

Simply put, we’re looking for finance enthusiasts. People who are passionate about finding solutions, have great quantitative analytical skills and understand how a business operates.

But it’s not all about the numbers. We’re on the lookout for people who have a big-picture view of the world. People who are friendly, flexible and can adapt in a fast-paced, rapidly transforming industry. Interesting people with a great balance of financial know-how and life skills will make excellent candidates.

If you've studied any of the following, it's likely you have the skills we're looking for:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • or Business Law (including Risk Management)

Our program is highly sought after by accounting students, which means high achievers will be favoured. But achievement isn’t all high GPAs and classroom results. So if you share our passion for finance, don’t be afraid to apply.

Rotations

We believe the best way to learn, is by doing. So we give you the broadest range of experiences possible. Over four six-month placements, you’ll have exposure to different parts of the business and the opportunity to understand how our Finance area operates on a global scale.

You’ll also have the option to receive study support towards your CA or CPA qualification from the start of your program. We strongly believe in continuous learning, which is why we’re the second highest employer of CAANZ members in New Zealand.

If this sounds like the program for you, learn more about the application process

Institutional

Where: Auckland

How long: 18-month program

Institutional Banking is one of the most dynamic and diverse areas of ANZ. Its main focus is delivering world-class integrated solutions to our government, corporate and institutional clients across the globe. Many of our clients are household names, including large New Zealand-listed companies and subsidiaries of multi-nationals.

This division holds the number one market position across New Zealand's major banks in all relationship, product and services categories. The division is also number one in the Trusted Advisor, Relationship Manager Capability and Overall Satisfaction categories.

As an Institutional graduate you’ll work with some of our best teams, focusing on developing an understanding of clients’ businesses or industries and providing solutions for their complex financial needs.

Our Business Units

We put the client first. No matter where they are, or what they do, our relationship and product teams work closely to make sure they’re getting the seamless business solutions they need. As an Institutional graduate, you’ll be building your global networks from the get-go.

The program may see you working in:

  • Relationship Banking
  • Transaction Banking
  • Global Markets
  • Global Loans
  • Client Insights and Solutions
  • Operations

What makes a good Institutional Graduate?

We’re keeping an eye out for bright, enthusiastic, hands-on people who want to take on the challenges and rewards that our program offers. We want people who are intellectually curious with an interest in what’s happening around the globe. Our graduates are people that can thrive in a team or work well alone and want to be a part of building a multi-national business.

Our program is highly sought after by students across the country, so strong academic results and good technical skills will be favoured.

If you’ve studied the following, it’s likely you have the skills we’re looking for:

  • Commerce
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • and/or Law

But great candidates are more than just their technical know-how. We want to know what makes you, you – your interests, hobbies and experiences are all a big part of making you a competitive applicant. After all, our graduates are a diverse group of individuals who all bring something different to the table.

Rotations

We give you the chance to learn from some of the most experienced bankers and inspiring professionals in the region. Over six three-month placements, you’ll have the chance network, develop skills and gain a working knowledge in different areas of the broader ANZ business.

As an Institutional graduate you’ll have the opportunity to work with, or even lead, a diverse team. If you’ve recently graduated, or you’re about to, our graduate program offers you the opportunity to build an exciting career with us.

If this sounds like the program for you, learn more about the application process

Marketing

Where: Auckland

How long: 18-month program

Our Marketing team is responsible for making sure that ANZ remains New Zealand’s leading financial services brand. Through continuous growth and development, we’re responsible for all brand and marketing initiatives across the New Zealand business. This includes:

  • sponsorship
  • event management
  • business to business marketing
  • market research
  • Search Engine Optimisation, Search Engine Marketing and digital marketing
  • product marketing
  • and direct/data-driven marketing.

What makes a good Marketing Graduate?

ANZ’s Marketing team has a vibrant and energetic culture. Our graduates thrive in a changing and challenging environment, which is key to the future success of ANZ.

We’re looking for curious minds who always look for newer, better ways of connecting with customers. People who can interpret data and numbers in creative solutions. People who build strong relationships with others and want to learn about customers’ specific needs and how they can help. We want people who bring fun and energy to their work – whether it’s in a team environment or working alone.

While a marketing degree or prior customer-facing experience will make for a competitive applicant, we want to know what makes you tick. Diversity of thinking and life experience is just as important as official grades and achievements.

Rotations

We pride ourselves on giving graduates as much opportunity for personal and professional growth as we can. So, before you join the team, we’ll give you a solid grounding in marketing. Over the 18-month program, you’ll rotate through three key areas:

  • Sponsorship and events
  • Digital marketing
  • and Product marketing.

To make your program truly yours, we’ll take your skills, hobbies, interests and strengths into account when deciding where you’ll be placed.

By the end of your program, you’ll have a comprehensive view of marketing at ANZ and understand how various disciplines collaborate to deliver results. You’ll also have the opportunity to kick-off your marketing career with us.

If this sounds like the program for you, learn more about the application process.  

Retail & Business Banking

Where: Auckland

How long: 18-month program

Our goal is to be New Zealand’s best bank by helping locals achieve more. Retail and Business Banking is our largest division and where most customers come into contact with us – that’s why it’s referred to as the face of the bank. Through our branches, business and contact centres, and specialist distribution teams, we offer customers access to the most banking specialists in New Zealand.

Retail and Business Banking’s frontline team understand the needs and aspirations of our customers to give them the best possible solutions. From deposits and credit cards, to personal loans and a whole lot more, our team drive the business forward and make sure all customer needs are met.

Our graduate program is designed to develop the future people-leaders of our organisation and give you exposure to the wider Retail and Business Banking operations.

What makes a good Retail and Business Banking Graduate?

Successful graduates are passionate about customers and their needs. They have a strong customer focus and can build close relationships with their peers and stakeholders alike. We’re looking for people who are comfortable behind the scenes working with technical data, research and analysis-based tasks. Using their communication skills to communicate solutions clearly and simply is also a must.

We’re looking for flexible, adaptable people who want to be a part of the biggest area of our operations. People who want to grab opportunities with both hands and experience all the challenges and rewards this program has to offer.

If you’ve studied Commerce and/or Business, that’s a big plus. But we know that you’ve got more to offer than official grades. We strongly value diversity of thinking and want to know what makes you tick – what you can bring to the table. Things like interests, hobbies, travel, community work, achievements and experiences all make you a more competitive applicant.

Rotations

The best way to learn is to do. That’s why we want to give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a range of different areas. We’ve designed our program so that, over 18-months, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to learn from your peers and stakeholders while gaining a comprehensive knowledge of how the division operates.

Each rotation will introduce you to new products, people and policies. So by the end of your 18 months, you’ll have all the skills, knowledge and experience you need to kick off your career with us.

If this sounds like the program for you, learn more about the application process.  

Services & Operations

Where: Wellington and Auckland

How long: 18-month program

Like everyone here at ANZ, our Services and Operations teams are passionate about delivering the best possible customer experience. They do this by continuously modernising and improving the bank through digital and data innovation. The division consists of two main functions:

Services

Our team supports all our New Zealand-based branches and businesses. They focus on Business Performance and Improvement, Automation, Project Management, Data, Procurement, Employment Relations and Property Management.

Operations

This helps the “frontline” business partners (like Commercial and Agri, Institutional, Retail and Business Banking and Wealth) deliver products or services to customers.

When you join the Services and Operations program, you’ll be changing the way we operate in one of the most diverse and exciting parts of our business.

What makes a good Services & Operations Graduate?

We’re on the hunt for inquisitive people who are passionate about improving the way we do things. People who can thrive in a team environment and split off to work solo, solving problems and managing risk.

We’re looking for methodical, thorough and analytical minds who can look at problems from a big-picture standpoint. If you can adapt and perform in a rapidly evolving industry and communicate your solutions clearly and simply, we’d love to hear from you.

A degree or prior studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Commerce would be a plus. However, diversity of thinking and a genuine interest in digital, data or process improvement is just as valuable.

Rotations

We pride ourselves on giving graduates as much opportunity for personal and professional growth as we can. Through exposure to a variety of teams and disciplines, we’ll make sure you get the most out of your time with us.

We’ll work with you to make sure that your program suits your interests, skills and preferences. You’ll also be able to choose whether you want to do three or six rotations over the 18-month program.

Throughout your program you may be working in the following areas:

  • Institutional & Commercial Operations
  • Retail & Business Banking Operations
  • Wealth Operations
  • Business Performance and Improvement
  • Project Management
  • Data
  • Procurement
  • Employment Relations
  • Property Management.

With such a broad range of areas on offer, you’ll have the chance to develop your knowledge of operations, client engagement, business analysis, lending services and more.

Each rotation will introduce you to new processes, practices and people. This will give you plenty of opportunity to learn from your peers, managers and stakeholders. By the end of your program you’ll have a comprehensive working knowledge of how we operate on a day-to-day basis and you’ll be ready to start your career with us.

If this sounds like the program for you, learn more about the application process.

Technology

Where: Wellington or Auckland

How long: 18 month program (3 x 6 month rotations)

Our vision is to deliver world-class solutions that provide the best experience for customers, employees and shareholders. To do this, we provide reliable and stable technology solutions across the bank, every day.

Our Technology department are responsible for the development of new digital banking solutions and the maintenance and support of our core banking platforms.

As we become a digitally-led bank, the boundaries between Business and Technology are disappearing. Both strive to understand our customers’ needs and be a strategic partner to the business by offering technical expertise, providing secure and stable environments and delivering smart solutions.

During your time in the Technology program, you’ll likely work with the following teams:

  • Delivery Services
  • Technology Service Management
  • Architecture
  • Information Security and Technology Risk Services
  • Technology Relationship Management
  • Technology Transformation and Value Management.

What makes a great Technology Graduate?

Our Technology graduates are multi-skilled and incredibly adaptable.

Understanding technical concepts and having broad technical skills is great, but what’s most important is the ability to collaborate and solve problems in innovative ways. We’re looking for people who can take complex, technical terminology and communicate it clearly and simply to everyone.

Looking at the big picture is important too. The ability to keep one eye on the future is critical – we want you to understand and be excited by emerging technologies and the way they’re shaping our industry and the world.

As with every role we hire, being a people person is a must. We’re looking for people who put the customer first in everything they do.

If you’re currently studying (or have studied) Information Technology or Information Systems, you’d be the perfect candidate along with people who have included technology-focused subjects and majors in their degrees.

At the end of the day, the number one thing we’re looking for is a passion for technology and how it can be used to create a better world.

If this sounds like the program for you, learn more about the application process.

Wealth (Funds and Insurance)

Where: Auckland

How long: 18-month program

We give our customers tailored advice and investment or insurance solutions that help grow their wealth and protect their assets. In New Zealand, our Wealth business is made up of three teams: Funds Management, Insurance and Private Wealth. Together, they work with customers to provide investment, superannuation (including KiwiSaver) and life or general insurance solutions.

We also provide customers with financial advice and direction. Our advisory services include Private Banking, Wealth Direct and Wealth Specialist distribution channels for customers around New Zealand. Along with investment management, product services, and customer experience, these are just a few of the Wealth Division’s key functions that help our customers reach their financial goals.

What makes a good Wealth Graduate?

Our Wealth business stream is a vibrant and energetic place to be. We’re on the lookout for graduates who thrive in a changing and challenging environment; people who take on opportunities and seek out new ways to deliver results. We want people who can translate complex financial data and communicate detailed reports clearly and simply.

While prior experience in a customer-facing or finance role would be ideal, we’re looking for investigative and helpful people, who build strong relationships with the people they work with.

If you’ve studied the following, it’s likely you have the skills we’re looking for:

  • Commerce
  • Business
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Economics.

But you’re more than what’s on your CV. We’re looking for what makes you unique. Interests, hobbies, life experiences and achievements are all help make up an interesting person and a great candidate.

Rotations

We give you the broadest range of experiences possible. Which is why, over your 18 months, you’ll be part of the following teams:

  • Sales
  • Product
  • and Enablement

With each rotation, you’ll gain a working knowledge in that area and build your knowledge of the industry while learning from peers and stakeholders alike. As you move through different areas of the broader business, you’ll be introduced to new people, products and policies.

We pride ourselves on giving graduates as much opportunity for personal and professional growth as possible. By the end of the program, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of our business as well as the skills, contacts and experience you need to begin your career with us.

If this sounds like the program for you, learn more about the application process.