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Graduate Careers - Applications now open

Growing a better New Zealand together

Our role is to enable our clients, who are farmers, growers and producers, to feed the world sustainably. True to our origins, our focus lies with our clients and our employees. We always put people first, because people make the difference.

We offer a wealth of opportunities for agribusiness banking specialists and other professionals, great working conditions and broad training programmes. We are also committed to the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace, flexible work practices and innovation.

Our people are guided by our purpose — Growing a better New Zealand together — and our values and behaviours — I go the extra mile for my clients, I dare to make a difference for the world, I’m doing the right thing exceptionally well and I make you better — which help us create the kind of workplace that delivers great results, in the right way.

To learn more about our work in the community, visit our Community Page.

What's in it for you?
  • Global bank with strong ties to our international business
  • Strong values based culture with a focus on engagement and growing capability
  • A flexible program with exposure to a variety of industries, locations, team sizes, disciplines and departments including client-facing and back office teams
  • A flat company structure which offers the opportunity to be mentored by members of the senior leadership team
  • Individual profiling, personal insight sessions and structured workshops focused on professional skills and building a personal brand
What are we looking for?
  • Affinity for agriculture in New Zealand
  • Willingness and ability to be mobile – placements will require relocation around New Zealand to one of our rural offices
  • Ability to cope with change, to integrate quickly & positively impacting teams, influence improvements and outcomes
  • Exercise critical thinking, strong self-management and judgement day to day
  • Passion for exceeding client expectations – going the extra mile

Graduate Program Key Dates

  • 8 September 2021 – Applications open for 2022 intake
  • 8 October 2021 – Applications close at 5.30pm for 2022 Intake
  • October & November – Selection process (including interview, cultural-fit questionnaire and activities)
  • By Mid-December 2021 – Offers issued to successful applicants
  • February 2022 – Start date
Graduate Program

Graduate Program Testimonials

Ashley Kowalewski

Ashley Kowalewski

Having two six months rotations has allowed me to gain insight into how different analysts and managers do things and have had access to a wide range of skills. As a grad, I’ve been supported with my own personal development, being encouraged to think about my goals, what skills I want to learn and focus on and where I want my career to head.

Starting off in a new workplace in a new city can be daunting with so much to learn, but Rabobank made this transition easy. The bank has a great culture, everyone is very welcoming and supportive and there’s a great team environment. There’s been plenty of cool opportunities to get out in the community, attending events such as the Wanaka A&P show, field days, environmental discussions with farmers and networking events with other professionals.

Jack Macfarlane

Jack Macfarlane

I am really thankful for the opportunities the bank has given me, it’s a fast paced exciting industry and I’ve had lots of exposure to various farming businesses throughout NZ. Rabobank is uniquely placed in the market being 100% Agribusiness focused and that aligns closely with my passion for farming.

The bank has clear growth ambitions and that’s something I want to be a part of heading into the future. The commitment to hire 10 graduates annually is awesome and I can’t wait to see their development and support them into the opportunities that I have been given.