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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, CEO, Rabobank New Zealand

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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

Graduate Programme Key Dates

  • 1 August 2022: Applications open for 2023 intake
  • 14 August 2022: Applications close
  • September 2022:  Recruitment & selection process
  • October 2022: Offers made
  • February 2023: Programme commences 
Lucy Hayes (R) on a Community Leave Day at KiwiHarvest with some of the team from Rabobank’s Dunedin office.

Graduate Programme Testimonials

Caleb Carrasco

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

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

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

Jack Macfarlane

Jack Macfarlane

BAgCom – Lincoln University

"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." - 2019 Graduate