Find the Perfect Graduate Role for You

We don’t simply employee Graduates; we foster and enrich them. With our four-year Graduate Development Programme, you own your career and drive your success. We provide you with the tools, support, and environment to flourish in your career.

Click here to find out which areas of our business are looking for your degree and what our areas of service are.

Thank-you to all Graduates that applied for the Programme, applications have now closed. Good luck!

Graduate Brochure

Read our graduate brochure - a helpful guide about WSP and our Graduate Development Programme


Development Programme Overview

Check out what our Graduate Development Programme offers with this overview sheet.

A day in the Life of a WSP Graduate

Graduate Programme FAQs

Q: How do I apply for the Graduate Development Programme at WSP?
A:You will need an current copy of your CV and your most recent transcripts (don’t worry, we know you haven’t graduated yet).

Q: When do applications close?
A: Applications closed Sunday, 29 March 2020.

Q: When degree disciplines do you recruit?
A: We consider Bachelor’s or Master’s degree graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds, including:

  • Acoustics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Asset Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Ecology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Geology
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Planning
  • Fire Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Resources Engineering
  • Planning
  • Project Management
  • Resource/Environmental Planning
  • Science


Q: Where can I work?

A: We have 40 offices across New Zealand from Whangarei to Invercargil (and everywhere in between). We try to accommodate the preferences of individual applicants. However, because of the volume of graduate applications, it is not always possible to offer you your first choice. The more flexible you can be regarding location, the more opportunities will be open to you.

Q: When will I start working?

A: Our Graduate start date is typically mid January. There is some flexibility on start date if you are not able to join on this date, and we can sometimes offer earlier start dates. We recommend that you join us before our induction event, which typically takes place in March.

Q: What salary does WSP offer?
A: We offer a competitive salary, which varies slightly depending on academic qualifications and experience.

Q: Will I get to meet and work with other Graduates?
A: Yes, we encourage networking and relationship building through our induction event and throughout the Graduate Development Programme with our Graduate Committee.