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2025 Rabobank Graduate Programme

Join our unique and dynamic 18-month Agribusiness Banking Graduate Programme and kick-start your career with Rabobank.

Applications close 19 June.

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"Here at Rabobank, we're committed to providing people with the best possible opportunities to forge a career pathway in the food and agribusiness sector."

Todd Charteris, Chief Executive Officer, Rabobank New Zealand

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
  • Structured programme with guaranteed permanent role on completion
  • Competitive base salary plus annual bonus and benefits
  • Exposure to a variety of industries, across various disciplines and locations, 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
  • Passion for exceeding client expectations - going the extra mile every time!
  • A growth mindset and drive to be even better tomorrow than you are today
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and judgement skills
  • Ambition and aspiration to grow a rewarding career
  • A desire to see more of NZ – graduates will experience working in a number of our offices across the country
  • Ability to bring fresh perspectives to influence improvements and outcomes


Hear from our past graduates


Caleb Carrasco

BCom – Victoria University

“I grew up in the city and didn’t know much about farming so, what really excited me about Rabobank’s graduate programme was a chance to learn more about the food and agriculture sector. I researched a number of graduate programmes and liked that Rabobank was a global company. Knowing they provide opportunities to travel and work overseas was a real drawcard.”
- 2022 Graduate


Maisie Bonifant

BCom – University of Otago

“What appealed to me were the endless opportunities to learn at Rabobank. As graduates we are placed on six month rotations in different areas of the business all around the country. I get to learn about this complex business through back of office roles to customer facing roles. Everyone has been so welcoming but they’re also really accessible and willing to provide their time to help me learn.” - 2022 Graduate


Ashley Kowalewski

BMS(Hons) –
University of Waikato

"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." - 2021 Graduate

Matthew Hefferman - 2019 Graduate

Matthew Hefferman

BAgSci – Lincoln University

"The graduate programme was huge for my initial development towards becoming an Agribusiness Manager. It gave me the opportunity to spend time with a range of different managers from our team visiting their clients alongside them to gain understanding of how they contribute to the clients success. - 2019 Graduate


Submit your resume, cover letter, and Academic Transcript. Tell us about your achievements, your motivations and your experience working with others. Applications will be reviewed as they come through, so please don’t wait until the last minute to submit your application.

Online Assessment

A chance to show us your skills, as well as to help us learn more about you and whether our culture aligns with your values and preferences.

Assessment Centre

We will be holding an in person Assessment centre on Thursday 11th July in Wellington. If selected to participate you must be available to attend. The Assessment Centre will run from 10am to 4pm and all details including travel arrangements will be communicated to you throughout the recruitment process.

 Background Check

Our recruitment team will guide you through the required information for background and reference checks.


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Considering applying for the Rabo Graduate Programme? It’s an exciting proposition filled with opportunity, so keep an open mind and follow these tips to help ensure a smooth process.

Joining a graduate programme is a big decision, and it’s important to ensure your personal values and goals align with those of the organisation and programme.

Potential graduates are encouraged to review Rabobank’s products and services, history, vision and values. Is Rabobank's mission aligned with your own vision?

One of the key pieces of information that our recruitment team is looking for when reviewing your application is the reasons why you are looking to join the Rabobank Graduate Programme. What are your passions? What makes you tick? We want you to have the confidence to be your authentic self when sharing your motivation for joining our program.

If the thought of recording a video of yourself or attending interviews is daunting for you, we encourage you to do your research. Educating yourself about Rabobank and the food and agri industry will help you communicate your innovative ideas and bring your unique perspective to the table.

Every step of our selection process is simply designed to get to know more about you and provide opportunities for you to shine.

If you’re still unsure, and would prefer to have a chat to our graduate recruitment team, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here: