Applications for our 2025 Graduate Programme are now closed.

We’re seeking graduate engineers with a blend of passion and skill, armed with a degree or diploma in electrical, mechatronic engineering, or a related field. If you have a flair for finding simple solutions to complex problems or a knack for knowing where to go to find answers, we’re eager to hear from you. If you’re a confident communicator, a visionary looking for challenge and purpose, or a hard worker that gets the mahi done, we’re keen to hear from you.

Power your future with Powerco:

  • Newly revamped two-year graduate programme.
  • Six-monthly remuneration reviews.
  • A culture and environment where you can learn, grow, have fun, and be yourself.
  • New Plymouth or Tauranga locations.

Stay tuned for the next intake and join our passionate, curious, and innovative team in the future.

Why Powerco?

At Powerco, we’re more than an electricity and gas distribution network. We’re dedicated to connecting communities and powering more than 900,000 customers. We're passionate about pioneering a path to a low-carbon future and empowering Aotearoa with sustainable energy solutions. Our work is driven by our ethos, Ngā Tikanga - Our Way, ensuring we’re collectively working towards our goals with integrity, intelligence, and an eye on the future. On top of that, we’re one of New Zealand’s Top 100 graduate employers.

We need you to be the force that drives our business into the future, and we’ve revamped our Graduate Programme to provide you with a platform for success.

Here’s what we offer:

  • Two-year rotating programme where you’ll get to work on real projects alongside some of New Zealand’s best engineers. 
  • Personal development where you’ll learn about your strengths, values, self-awareness, psychological safety, leadership skills and more.
  • Six-monthly remuneration reviews.
  • Support and reimbursement of driver’s licence fees (if still to gain full driver’s licence).
  • Engineering NZ membership fees covered (or other professional membership).
  • Support and reimbursement of relocation costs.
  • Fully subsidised medical and life insurance.
  • Most importantly, a culture and environment where you can learn, grow, have fun and be yourself!

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Lilith Hofmann
Graduate electrical engineer

“I studied mechatronics engineering at the University of Canterbury and in my last year I applied for a few different graduate roles. Powerco seemed to be the nicest company to work for. I’m now living in Taranaki. I love the outdoors, so it’s perfect for that.

“Powerco has a good culture and with the graduate programme you get to experience a wide variety of work. I’m interested in renewable energy – coming up with energy solutions for a more sustainable way to live – something I’ll get the opportunity to work on while here.”

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Ariki Tamou
Graduate electrical engineer

“My first rotation was in the Power Assets Fleet team. I took responsibility for investment projects, such as switchgear replacements in the Palmerston North area. It made me feel like an important cog helping keep the machine going – not just looking over someone’s shoulder. 

“Powerco has been really accommodating to my needs, both in where I live and with the fact that I’m an amputee with a prosthetic leg. My life is in Palmerston North and Powerco has been flexible enough to allow me to stay and work from the Palmerston North office as a graduate, rather than New Plymouth. They’ve been really supportive and I’m sure if anything came up that I couldn’t do because of my prosthetic, they would be approachable and understanding.”

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Vatsal Gajjar
Graduate electrical engineer
“It’s a really good culture here at Powerco. I like how everyone is friendly. The flexible hours help me balance work and life. I play cricket and squash so it helps me manage my own time as well.
“I’d definitely recommend the graduate programme. There’s so much to learn and it’s a good way to get introduced to the industry. There isn't a lot of pressure on you from the get-go either. Powerco helps you and wants you to develop into a capable engineer.”