Interested in a job that will challenge you? One that lets you explore what you enjoy whilst gaining the experience you need?

So you have completed your studies and you are now looking for a graduate job. You have come to the right place.

Toitū Te Whenua is committed to ensuring that our graduates are set up to succeed and learn the practical skills to help you with your career.

Toitū Te Whenua is an organisation who cares about its people.

  • We will help you gain the practical skills relevant to your degree
  • We will support you to build networks and work with a variety of different people across our organisation
  • We will also challenge you by finding great opportunities for you to be a part of
  • Oh, and we will support your learning with structured training plans and career pathways

We are looking for graduates who:

  • Love what they do
  • Embrace learning
  • Enjoy a new challenge
  • Are positive, diverse and enthusiastic

Our graduate programmes

We will teach you the skills, help you build a network and give you the tools to help you. At the same time we will give you practical opportunities to keep you challenged and motivated.

Timeframe: These graduate programmes will run for a minimum of one year. 

Graduate programmes for 2019 are available within our Crown Property business group in the following teams:

The core focus responsibilities of the land and property teams include - Acquisitions, Canterbury Recovery and management of the Residential Red Zones, Marine and Coastal Area act applications, Asset Management, Crown Forestry Licences, Demolition management, Pastoral management, Biosecurity and Biodiversity, Disposals, Treaty Settlements relationships and engagement with the Te Arawhiti - the Office for Māori Crown Relations.

You will be be a Graduate Portfolio Manager:

Supporting  our Land and Property Managers by undertaking core land and property management functions, conducting research, providing advice, collaborating with customers, identifying possible improvements and sharing relevant experience. Experience in farm management is preferred.

Location: Christchurch

Contribute to development of national Biosecurity and Biodiversity strategies across government, and managing the delivery of the Toitū Te Whenua Biosecurity work programme.

You will be a Graduate Advisor:

Supporting the Director of Biosecurity and Biodiversity in the development of Toitū Te Whenua and wider sector strategies and programmes by undertaking research, providing advice, and engaging with external and internal stakeholders to share knowledge and develop mutual understanding of issues and identify possible solutions

Location: Christchurch or Wellington

Your programme could also include an opportunity to work across different teams in Crown Property to broaden your knowledge and give you an opportunity to share your skills wider.

Relevant areas of study and key skills

There is a wide variety of relevant areas of study and key skills that relate to the graduate programmes available.

Areas of Study

  • Policy and governance and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental related studies
  • Farm Management
  • Valuation
  • Cadastral Survey
  • Agricultural Science
  • Geography

Key Skills

Critical thinking: Analysis and evaluation of complex issues to form a recommendation 
Strategic thinking: Applies innovation and strategic planning to develop business strategies for greater success in the future
Advising and influencing: Applies advisory skills and strategies to be able to influence and communicate effectively and powerfully.

Apply for the programme

If you are ready to apply for an exciting spot one of the graduate programmes, log into the career website and set up a profile 

Apply online

Step 1: Your application

  • Complete the online application, ensuring all required fields are completed
  • Attach your CV and details of your studies and subjects
  • Tell us about :
    • Your career goals
    • Your previous work experience, including industry and non-industry related experiences
    • Your interests: Tell us about what you enjoy doing; whether it's sporting, volunteering, social, and/or community related
    • Your skills: include any technical skills you have gained while working as well as at university

Step 2: Phone interview

This is your chance to sell yourself! It will allow us to get to know each other, and is an opportunity for you to showcase yourself!

Step3:  Interview

If you successfully progress to this stage an interview will be arranged, and you can also come and meet the team. If you have any questions about the programme, this is a great time to ask. We will do our best to explain as much as we can about the programme.

Step 5: The Decision

The exciting part! After the interview, we will call and hopefully share the great news with you! If you decide Crown Property is for you we will send you an offer to read though and accept. 

We would like our new graduates to start their programmes early 2019.

Last Updated: 20 May 2021