Life in our Graduate Programme

As a graduate, you’ll have access to many informal and formal learning opportunities, and all the benefits our staff enjoy.

Learning and development opportunities

Photo of a graduate work on siteThere are plenty of learning opportunities throughout the programme. We believe that the best learning happens on the job.

You’ll learn from other talented people at Transpower through on-the-job coaching, mentoring and peer support. You’ll always have someone to get advice from and bounce ideas off.

You can attend a variety of core and optional courses to support your technical learning and help you develop more general business skills.

We’ll support you to achieve professional certification and encourage you to become a leader in your profession by funding membership of your professional association.

We have offices in Auckland, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. You’ll nominate one of these as your home base, but you’ll have the opportunity to work in other locations to broaden your experience.

We are committed to making Transpower a leader in safety by achieving injury-free workplaces for our employees and contractors. Safety is our top priority, and you’ll learn about our safety culture when you start. You’ll also be provided with opportunities to develop your knowledge about safety, and we encourage you to become a safety leader at Transpower.


Photo of graduates working togetherLooking after our people is important to us. When you join us you’ll be eligible for a range of employee benefits. And if you work hard and perform well, you will be recognised for it. Your salary will be reviewed yearly.

Read about the benefits we offer our staff

When you’re working away from home, we’ll also provide you with accommodation (usually flat-sharing with other graduates) and an allowance to cover day-to-day expenses.

Work/life balance

We encourage all of our people to maintain a healthy work/life balance.Photo of graduates volunteering

Sports teams

Wherever you are based, you will have the chance to get involved in social sports teams such as netball, soccer, volleyball, and touch rugby.

Health and wellness activities

In line with our commitment to safety and health, we organise health and wellness initiatives in our offices, including activities like yoga, aerobics, rockclimbing, mountainbiking, and nutrition seminars.


After one year’s service, you are entitled to take one day off per year, with full pay, to work with community or charity groups.

Social activities

We organise a number of social activities for all staff, including ‘First Friday’ networking events and lunchtime quizzes.

Team building days

We encourage our graduates to operate as a team, even though they are often spread throughout the country. You will regularly get together for development/team building activities, with plenty of time for socialising.