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JOIN ONE OF THE BIGGEST TECHNOLOGY TEAMS IN NEW ZEALAND.

“If you are an IT, engineering, technology or digital graduate, or a graduate from another discipline with a strong interest in IT, we want to hear from you.
With an IT team of over 500 staff, $75 million dollars of investment in technological innovation and 70 projects running concurrently across the agency, this is an exciting place to build your career!”
From day one
you’re contributing to solve big challenges

What does MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (MSD) do?

We support over 1.2million New Zealanders, managing payments and services that represent approximately 10% of New Zealand’s GDP. We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.

We provide:
  • Employment, income support and superannuation services.
  • Funding to community service providers
  • Social policy and advice to government
  • Student allowances and loans
  • Social housing assistance

As a graduate on our IT programme, you will be working across a range of projects and teams to contribute to positive outcomes in the services we provide.

The IT Graduate programme

The MSD IT graduate programme will help you identify your strengths and hone them in a fast-paced agile environment. The programme provides you with 3 rotations of approximately 6 months each.

You’ll have the opportunity to pick which rotations are best suited to the type of experience you want to get.

Design
Discover
Deliver

Discover

We will equip you with the key skills required to understand business needs, build system architecture and identify which solutions are going to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

Design

Here you'll gain an understanding of a design process from concept right up to the point of delivery. You'll use your understanding of your clients and their needs to craft a solution and analyse results.

Deliver

You'll develop key insights into the integration and testing of new systems and solutions, implementation phasing and review.

Graduate Voices

Q&A WITH ELLIE TAPA, GRADUATE 2018 COHORT.

Why did you choose MSD to launch your career?

The main reason was, my parents have both worked in government and so I saw the great careers they had, and decided I didn't want to start my career in a private company. In addition, I was excited by the opportunity to work in an Agency that makes such a positive contribution to New Zealander's lives.

What do you love most about your job?

I think coming out of university, I wasn't 100% sure about what I wanted to do with my career. On the MSD grad programme, you can try things out and if you don't feel like a rotation is a good fit, that's ok. You can continue to try things out to work out the best fit for you. I don't know many programmes that offer that kind of flexibility.

How would you describe the culture here?

Very diverse, a lot of different personalities, people and ages. The one word that probably sums it up is 'friendly'. Everyone is super helpful and there is a lot of camaraderie between the grads. Everyone knows everyone and we get on really well which is awesome.

How much interaction do you have with the other graduates?

Quite a lot from day one. On our first day, everyone was like:- ok, what are we all doing for lunch? We meet for an hour every week and after work as well.

Anything else you'd like to add?

The biggest thing is, don't be scared to apply! It's a big company and it can be really daunting stepping into a big organisation out of University - but this is an amazing place to take the first step in your career. You get loads of support, get to try lots of different functions and everyone is very helpful...so go for it.

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Who are we looking for?

While many of our graduates will have a broad academic background ranging from Commerce, Languages through to Computer Sciences. If you have an interest in IT and a passion for our work, then we would love to hear from you.

We evaluate candidates on the basis of MSD’s values and the key skills that we believe determine success in our agile environment.

Things like:
  • Strong communication skills: To interact positively and confidently with others around you.
  • Innovative and disruptive:  Able to think innovatively, anticipate problems, and use imagination and curiosity.
  • Initiative:  Sees opportunities to add value above and beyond the original scope of an assignment.
  • Resilience: Able to thrive in a fast-changing environment and move on positively from set-backs.
It’s a great feeling knowing that your job benefits so many
New Zealanders

Connect with us on campus:

Victoria University of Wellington

Thursday 26th July 2018 at 12.50pm
Maclaurin Building, MCLT102

University of Auckland

Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 6.00pm
Sir Owen G Glenn Building Room OGGB 5

Auckland University of Technology

Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 12.40pm
ICT & Engineering Careers Fair
The new Engineering, Technology & Design Building (Ngā Wai Hono)
6 St Paul Street, City Campus

How to apply

Apply Now
Applications open: Monday 16th July 2018 Applications close: Sunday 12th August (midnight) 2018
Application Process

Applications are reviewed from the 12th August. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in a short psychometric test and assessment centre. Full instructions will be provided at each stage of the process to support you with your application and interviews.

If you have any questions, please email Katie Van Der Haas, Recruitment Co-ordinator, Talent Solutions at katie@talentsolutions.co.nz