Ngā Kaihoe
makers wanted

Applications for our 2023 Graduate Programme are now closed. You can find more information about our programme and recruitment dates below.

Your moment
to shine

Ngā Kaihoe is our new emerging talent program, attracting the most gifted scholars, interns and graduates.

For a period of 18 months, our Kaihoe (grads and interns) will work under the guidance of a mentor, being offered both stability and support. Working on different projects, with different teams and even other council family organisations, Kaihoe will gain new skills and deepen their knowledge of AT. Once the program concludes, our graduates will be seamlessly transitioned into permanent positions.

Are you ready to join us and make your plans a reality?

Students walking outside AT

Define your own career

Our program combines gritty learning opportunities with real business projects. Grow professionally and personally while doing the work you’re passionate about.

If selected, you’ll be given the chance to grow your network with Auckland’s leading minds and hone your leadership and core job skills.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Ngā Kaihoe can be found right here.

Ngā Kaihoe - a graduate guide (PDF 1.4MB)
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This is Auckland Transport

AT is a dynamic business that shapes our city. Get a feel for the organisation and people you’ll be working alongside.

Meet our momentum makers

A word from the wise. Our Ngā Kaihoe program recruits the best and the brightest from a huge range of disciplines. Hear the thoughts and experiences of some our current graduates.

Explore your pathways

We embrace multiple pathways into the program, including coming in through an internship or applying after tertiary study.


We’re looking for the best people. A Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum requirement to join our team, but we embrace all majors and degrees, including engineering, planning, communications, arts, commerce, business, design, technology and more.


We take on students as interns throughout the year, either through Co-op university experiences, Tupu Toa or virtual internships.

Ready to make momentum?

Applications for our 2023 Ngā Kaihoe intake have now closed. You will hear from us soon with more information.

Here's a little about our recruitment process:

      1. Applications open
        11 July 2022. Send us your CV and answer a couple of questions about your achievements and aspirations.
      2. Applications close.
        7 August 2022.
      3. Situational Judgement Questionnaire for short-listed candidates
        All candidates who meet our basic criteria will sit the SJQ between 10 August and 12 August 2022.
      4. Online testing - A short series of games to assess your verbal reasoning and critical thinking. 15 August to 18 August 2022.
      5. Video interview to share your skills and experiences.
        Open between 18 August to 21 August (up until midnight).
      6. Assessment Centre - A half-day meet and greet with AT staff.
        Held over nine days, 5 to 15 September 2022.
      7. Roles offered.
        By 20 September 2022.

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