Opportunities at Downer ITS (Downer NZ)


Graduate Program

We offer university graduates an opportunity to work for a global company while gaining field experience and technical development across a range of areas which relate both to the business and the qualification.  


At Downer, we’re passionate about learning and as a result, we offer scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a career in engineering or other disciplines that add value to the Downer Group’s talent pool. We’re looking for proven leadership potential, solid performance in your chosen field of study and alignment with our core values of integrity, excellence, courage and collaboration.


We offer apprenticeships for people of all ages to learn a trade or skill in the construction industry. Each apprentice is supported and mentored by an experienced tradesperson or operator for three or four years while they complete their qualification. For people between the age of 16 and 21, there are additional services available to trainees through the Modern Apprenticeships Program. Please submit your expression of interest to ensure you are considered for the next intake of applicants.


At Downer, we offer a Cadet Program that provides long-term career opportunities in New Zealand. This program allows you to earn money while completing the National Diploma in Civil Engineering. We pay for your fees, textbooks, stationery and any travel and accommodation costs incurred if you need to travel to courses. You will also have access to a mentor, support from peers and managers and six-monthly performance appraisals.Many of our existing branch managers and general managers have chosen this path to success.

Undergraduate Program

If you are studying an undergraduate degree in civil, mechanical, process, chemical or environmental engineering and are looking for vacation work, you are eligible to apply for the Downer Undergraduate Program. At Downer we offer participants in this Program access to professionals in the field, mentoring, and invaluable work experience while completing your tertiary degree. 

For more information on all of our programs and employment opportunities, please submit your expression of interest via our e-recruitment platform on the Work 4 Works page.


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