IT Graduate Programme

Information about the University of Auckland IT Graduate Programme

Applications now closed for 2021

  • 12 month graduate programme
  • Permanent role at the end of the programme
  • Programme begins March 2021

Following the success of our inaugural graduate programme in 2020, we are looking for 4 new University of Auckland graduates to join us on the 2021 programme and grow successful careers in technology.

The University of Auckland has one of the largest technology estates in New Zealand and Connect is the department that delivers, operates and oversees the technology used by our circa 50,000 end-users in learning, teaching and research.

Our scale and complexity offers graduates a chance to access skills, approaches, challenges and solutions they simply wouldn’t get elsewhere!

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2021. 

If you are interested in hearing out our future gradaute and intern opportunities, you can sign up for job alerts on our jobs page.

About the programme

This is an 12-month programme that starts with an in-depth introduction to the length and breadth of the Connect department, from end-user support to infrastructure technologies, to cybersecurity. This will give you a good understanding of the different teams and how they all collaborate and interconnect to offer a cutting edge technology service to students, staff and visitors. From there Graduates will begin their on-the-job development, getting hands on experience early on and real responsibility, supported by experienced colleagues and experts in their fields.

The programme is also bolstered by regular session to support development and learning, including:

  • visits to different departments
  • training days with different colleagues
  • career development workshops and coaching
  • skills training sessions
  • professional development sessions

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About us

Connect –  /kəˈnekt/ verb - to join or be joined by something else.

"Connect" isn’t just the name of our IT departmenthere at the University of Auckland, it is a guiding principle behind what we do and how we do it. Connect is committed to delivering world-class service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research, and administration. It plays a key role in ensuring the core IT Infrastructure and systems are reliable and secure with a focus on providing quality and effective IT Services that enhance the reputation of the University through innovation and collaboration. There is an open and engaging culture across Connect and it is an exciting time with some key digital transformations taking place.