2015 Innovation and Technology Careers Expo Event as iCalendar

20 May 2015

10:30am - 2:30pm

Venue: Faculty of Engineering Atrium

Contact email: careers@auckland.ac.nz

CDES Innovation and Technology Expo – The world of endless opportunities!  

The CDES Innovation and Technology Careers Expo will showcase some of New Zealand's leading internship and graduate employers, and they want to meet you! Connect with a range of organisations and professional bodies who will be attending to offer information about a range of opportunities.

Who is the Expo for?

All interest students, first years through to final years, who want to find out more about opportunities and job possibilities within this field.

  • Take advantage of this opportunity to meet and interact face to face with potential employers
  • Come and speak to employers to find out about internship and graduate roles, opportunities and gain valuable insight to guide your career development journey
  • Find out what it is like to work at a range of organisations (see list below)
  • Network and build relationships with your preferred organisations

Get Expo ready!

  • This event only comes once a year, so make the most of it! Make a great impression, come dressed to impress and get event ready
  • Employers like speaking to students who are interested and want to find out more, so research the employers you may wish to work for before the expo and prepare questions to ask them
  • Take the opportunity to attend free networking, personal branding and LinkedIn workshops to get ready for this event

New! LinkedIn Profile Photo booth

For the first time at an Innovation and Technology Careers Expo, CDES will be offering a free portrait photo service, so come dressed to impress and take advantage of this great service. Don’t have a LinkedIn profile yet? We can help you with this at our LinkedIn workshop.

New! CV Checking Booth

If you have attended one of our CV workshops you can come to get your CV checked by a graduate recruiter at the event. For more information and to register, click here.

Stay connected

Make sure you join the event on our Facebook page to keep up to date with important updates and tips.

Remember to bring your Student ID.

This event is exclusive to University of Auckland students.

Some Organisations attending the expo include:


Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014.  Its home page is www.accenture.com



ASB was the first bank to recognise the value of information technology, and we have never lost our focus on developing world-class customer-centric innovations. To support the shift the innovation and digital landscapes, we have launched a dedicated programme 'Start Me Up' for anyone wanting to kick start a Career in Technology.

Our mission through the course of this programme is to set you on an accelerated path to becoming a Technology & Innovation genius. The 18 month programme is based on a hands-on approach to development where you will learn from experts and get to experience different platforms. Some highlights of the programme include:

On the job learning, plus specialist training courses.

Encouragement and support from programme manager, buddies and mentors.

An attractive salary package, which comes with great banking benefits.

We're looking for people who share our values of caring, passion, integrity and ambition to be involved in a business that is inspired by success.

To learn more, come visit us and hear from some of our recent graduates.

To register your interest for the next intake, apply here:



Auckland Council

Auckland Council is one of the most diverse organisations in New Zealand with 83 different businesses contributing to large-scale projects that are shaping Auckland. We therefore have exciting job opportunities ranging from park rangers, lawyers, lifeguards, engineers, ecologists, urban designers, planners, chartered accountants, and zoo keepers to name but only a few. It's our talented people that make our region a better place to live, work and play. If you are passionate about our region and genuinely want to make a difference to Aucklanders, join the team that's creating the world’s most liveable city today!



Chiasma is New Zealand's premier student-led non-profit organisation that fosters connections between science and business, connecting university students to high-tech industries.

Chiasma aims to encourage innovation in the field of biotechnology and other high-tech fields, and create links and networks between the University's science community and the industry. Thus, we strive to strengthen New Zealand's future prosperity through the growth of a knowledge-based economy.


Compac Sorting Equipment

Compac Sorting Equipment is an Auckland based hi-tech firm that designs, manufactures, and installs fresh fruit grading and weighing machines.

We are a global company with around 400 employees worldwide and send our machines around the world - 90 per cent of everything we make is exported.  This global reach gives our staff the opportunity to travel on sales, service and installation assignments to places such as North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

The technology we develop and use includes digital electronics, visual and complex packing units.

Every summer we open our doors to university students studying subjects such as mechanical/electrical/electronic engineering, mechatronics, software development, and computer science for internship experience.



Founded in New Zealand 50 years ago, Datacom has since grown into one of the largest Australasian IT services companies with nearly 4,000 staff across NZ, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

At Datacom we know that IT applied correctly and intelligently makes a demonstrable difference to our clients’ businesses and we strive to push technology boundaries to ensure that our clients are the first to benefit.

Privately owned, Datacom delivers an enduring performance for every customer through fresh thinking.

Our flexible style and technology independence promotes true business partnerships and allows us to maintain our distinctive, pragmatic, delivery-driven and customer-focused approach.



Davanti is a business and technology consultancy with deep expertise in customer engagement, digital enterprise architecture, Salesforce.com and mobility.

In 2007 we started out to build a business to accelerate change in New Zealand organisations by challenging the status quo.  Then, with visionary people, great partnerships and a healthy dose of innovation we changed the business consulting market for good.

For the first time, New Zealand organisations were set free from the boilerplate solutions and grey suits promising deliverables, process and lots of big documents that meant little in the real world.  Now, organisations enjoy not only the result but the entire process - which gets to the successful outcome quicker and better.

Davanti is more than just our name, it is our brand, what we stood for then, and what we stand for today.

Davanti means staying ahead.  It’s about changing organisations for the better.

As a Graduate Consultant at Davanti, you will be hands-on with a variety of innovative and challenging projects from the get-go. We are a small team making big things happen and you’re an important part of that.  As well as working on awesome projects with awesome people, we offer:

A structured professional development programme that will help you progress your career, at your pace, in the direction you choose;

The opportunity to put your degree to use. Our people draw on their research, analysis, management and ICT skills every day;

A beautiful office with a fun, work hard, play hard, team culture with an annual conference - the last conference was in Queenstown!



EY is a global professional services organisation that provides a broad array of assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services.

We are committed to building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities, and we are united by our shared values and a dedication to delivering exceptional client service.


Fiserv NZ Ltd

Fiserv delivers secure, robust mobile banking, alerting and payment solutions. We have been building our mobile banking software since 2000, and it has been deployed by Fortune-500 financial institutions since 2002.

Tier-1 banks, payment processors and credit unions in five continents have chosen to use our products. They feel that Fiserv and our flagship product - BankAnywhere - is the safest, best architected and most proven option they have available globally to address their needs.

From our offices in Auckland we deliver software products to the biggest, best and most innovative banks around the world. Our clients are worldwide including the USA, Australia, the UK, Canada, Ireland, Egypt, Cambodia, Thailand, the Pacific Islands and of course, New Zealand.

With Fiserv, you will have exposure to major international clients and projects, as well as opportunities to travel and work abroad.


Google Sydney

Do cool things that matter at Google Sydney!

Sydney is one of our largest global engineering centers and the home for sales support operations in the region. We bring together a diverse team in one of the most fun and beautiful cities in the world, and have a distinctly true blue take on Googley. Fair dinkum!


Hewlett Packard

Hewlett-Packard opened its doors over 70 years ago because of two men who believed in their ideas. While a lot has changed since then, our commitment to innovation and creative thought is steadfast. HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans over printing, personal computing, software, services, and IT infrastructure to serve more than 1 billion customers.


Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand is part of the Ministry Of Business Innovation and Employment and the Government organisation responsible for processing visa applications for overseas people coming to NZ.



Intergen provides information technology solutions across New Zealand, Australia and North America based exclusively on Microsoft's tools and technologies: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft System Center.

Our staff work with organisations to improve productivity, empower staff, and streamline and automate business processes, delivering comprehensive solutions for businesses of all sizes, in all industries.

Intergen’s solutions and services include: financial and client relationship management; custom software development and systems integration; web and digital strategy; portals, intranet and web content management; business intelligence; mobility; managed services; and public safety and emergency management.


New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force is seeking engineering and IT students to become Engineer Officers in the Navy, Army and Air Force. A military engineering career is varied and challenging with early exposure to leadership and decision making. As our Engineers progress through their career they will manage projects and equipment acquisition, be responsible for their subordinates' welfare and professional development and deliver engineering solutions in a high tempo operational context.


Olympic Software

Interested in joining an established, agile and rapidly growing IT development firm? Olympic Software is the place to be! With excellent team culture and partnerships with some of Australasia's leading retail brands - we can help launch your software career. We create awesome software, extending industry standard solutions employing the latest technologies and practices. Flexible/family friendly hours, free parking, and some of Auckland’s best coffee close by, are just the icing on the cake! Come visit our stand and meet some of our friendly team.



We are a leading, independent, global market-making group. Our mission is to provide the best derivative prices to the international markets. Our speed to the market is crucial to our success and this is why we concentrate on sourcing the most advanced technology and building the fastest applications. We're searching for brilliant minds who are passionate about software, technology and problem solving.


Orion Health Ltd.

Orion Health is a NZ owned, global eHealth software development company at the forefront of creating and delivering innovative connected solutions for the healthcare industry. They have a large international client base with over 1100 employees world-wide and looking to grow their software development teams both in and outside New Zealand.


Palantir Technologies

Palantir is a software company that builds and sells data fusion platforms and applications for solving large, complex data problems.  Our work involves  building the infrastructure to fuse together disparate data sources into a single, coherent, interactive, human-understandable picture of a real world problem.  We solve big data's 'last mile' problem with engineering that is equal parts large-scale data processing and high-quality user interface.  Our systems are broadly deployed in government, financial, and commercial markets.  Additionally, our philanthropy team donates our software and expertise to help non-profits work through their challenging data analysis about pressing problems facing our world today.


Planit Software Testing

Planit Software Testing has been ranked the 2nd biggest independent software testing company in the world. Doubling in size over the last 2 years, we have over 600 permanent employees in Australia and New Zealand. Planit is built on the core principle that quality people lead to quality outcomes.

Planit’s 2-year Graduate Programme will give you all the skills you need to become a successful software tester.  The Graduate Programme begins with 4 weeks of intensive training, followed by real project experience on external client sites and on-going mentoring and support.  You will get exposure to all areas of the testing lifecycle in multiple industries, and be able to apply the test methodologies and processes that you’ve learned.



We are always looking for awesome computer science/software engineering people.

We're a company of 100 people with a million customers globally

The work here is interesting

We're a technology company in the music industry

Visit serato.com for more information


Summer of Tech

Summer of Tech is a world-class internship programme helping innovative NZ ICT employers connect with smart technology students for paid summer internships. Summer of Tech was established in 2006 and represents a broad range of ICT employers, from startup to growth to mature to corporate and government agencies.  Details of internships will be available on our website to registered students in July/August.  They will be ideal for software developers, network/system engineers, web & app developers, data scientists, analysts & more looking to kick start their careers with paid summer work.


Teach First NZ

Teach First NZ is an innovative not-for-profit organisation that engages New Zealand’s top graduates and career-changing professionals in contributing to tackle one of our country’s most pressing challenges – educational inequality.

In the short-term, we aim to recruit outstanding individuals to bring knowledge, energy and leadership into the classroom. In partnership with the University of Auckland, we prepare and place our participants to teach in secondary schools serving lower decile communities for an initial two-year commitment, inspiring young people to fulfil and expand their potential.

In the long-term, we aim to build a network of leaders in education and across all fields, who are committed to addressing educational inequality. Our vision is that all young people in Aotearoa New Zealand achieve their full educational potential, regardless of socioeconomic background.



Transpower owns and operates the National Grid – the high voltage transmission network connecting areas of generation with towns and cities across New Zealand.


Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd

Imagine yourself working for one of the world’s leading producers of cinema management software. Vista Entertainment Solutions, proudly New Zealand-owned and operated, builds everything from smart phone apps for buying movie tickets to sophisticated business intelligence data warehouses.

We are based in central Auckland and have a global presence with offices in London, Los Angeles, and Shanghai.

If you’re looking for a company that offers opportunities for creating ground-breaking software, while encouraging personal growth and self-development, you’ll love working at Vista!



At Westpac we run a variety of Graduate programmes which provide our graduates the opportunity to develop job specific skills, apply the knowledge gained through formal studies and develop an understanding of organisational dynamics.

The Technology Graduate Programme is a 24 month programme based in Auckland and Wellington. The programme will provide the opportunity to rotate through a variety of business functions including Development, Information Security, Testing, Project Management, Infrastructure and Business Analysis.

Successful applicants will be able to tailor their rotations according to their interests whilst gaining exposure to technical experts focused on making the banking industry smarter, faster and easier for our customers and staff.

This is a great way to gain an introduction to Westpac and to build a structured career path within Technology



Xero is a worldwide leader in online accounting software with offices all over the world. We've launched our new Xero Grad Programme with roles in both Auckland and Wellington offices. We're looking for talented grads to join our Product, Platform Services, Design and Internal IT teams. Check out xero.com/graduate for more information and come and visit our staff at the Innovation and Technology Careers Expo.