Graduate Programme
Graduate Programme
Summer Interns
Summer Interns

We aim to provide the best energy distribution service to our customers. To be the best, we work with the best.

Exceeding customer expectations, whether it is one of our 442,000 customers or supporting our teams to deliver a safe and reliable energy supply is a priority. If you also have the desire to do this, we want to hear from you.

We have more than 450 employees working in a range of areas including finance, gas, electricity, network operations, administration, Information Systems, health and safety and regulatory.

Our offices are in some of the most beautiful places in the North Island – New Plymouth, Wellington, Tauranga and Palmerston North.

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We have a great team whoo enjoys helping our customers.



Powerco is known for being a company that cares for its employees. We go over and above what is required to make sure our people have the support, training and resources they need to carry out their work.

As well as competitive salaries and annual bonuses, we offer a range of development opportunities. These include coaching, secondments, training and career planning.

Health and safety is a priority for Powerco. As part of this, we offer a range of wellness initiatives to staff. You’ll have access to health nurses, workplace assessments, free flu vaccinations and fresh fruit in all offices. Our employee assistance programme is available 24/7 to help with any personal issues staff may be experiencing.

We hold regular social events for staff and encourage team building activities. Other benefits include:

  • 10 sick days per year
  • One week parental leave for partners
  • 4% company contribution to KiwiSaver accounts
  • Recognition for long service and outstanding achievements
  • Subsidised corporate clothing

Click here for a full list of benefits

Employee Benefits 


Graduate Programme

We understand the importance of attracting and retaining good people. Our graduate programme helps foster graduate engineers. They get to work alongside experienced industry professionals to assist in planning, designing and maintaining the performance of our electricity network assets.

The programme involves pairing graduates with a second-year graduate and senior engineer to support them through the programme.

Graduates develop technical competence and work towards becoming an Engineering New Zealand chartered engineer.

Areas of the company graduates have an opportunity to move between include:

  • Electricity Development / Planning
  • Design
  • Protection Engineering
  • Asset Fleet management
  • Network Operations
  • Service delivery

To be eligible for the Graduate Programme you need a Bachelor of Engineering or Diploma in a related field and have the right to work in New Zealand.

As a graduate engineer, you will receive a competitive remuneration package with six monthly increases to recognise your increasing contribution to the success of our business. You will also enjoy all the benefits available to our employees.
Applications for our 2019/20 Graduate Programme are now closed. Go to our Vacancies Page  to see when positions become available.

Summer Interns

Each year, Powerco offers interns the opportunity to work with our experienced and friendly staff between November and February.

We look for motivated and enthusiastic people studying towards a Bachelor or Diploma, or at high school. Where possible we try to match interns with departments relevant to their study area.

Applications for our 2019/20 Summer Intern positions are now closed. Go to our Vacancies Page  to see when positions become available.

Summer Interns

Last Updated: 03 Sep 2019 - 11:37:33