Graduate Policy Advisor – MBIE – Wellington

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Policy Graduate Programme

  • Help shape how the government responds to New Zealand’s most pressing issues
  • Accelerate your professional development with our training and support
  • Work on interesting, high priority and often high profile projects
  • Choose your start date – February 2018 or August 2018

As a grad on the MBIE Policy Graduate Programme you’ll be tackling real life problems and helping create a better New Zealand for your community, whānau and the New Zealand economy.

MBIE is one of the country’s largest and most influential public sector agencies. We employ more policy people than anyone else in New Zealand and we’re responsible for a diverse range of policy areas.

Exciting and challenging work

We play a big role in shaping the New Zealand of tomorrow by developing innovative solutions to complex issues. We tackle all sorts of questions; things like:

  • How do we deal with housing supply and affordability?
  • What’s the best way to support New Zealand businesses to become more internationally competitive?
  • How can we make sure the benefits of economic growth are widely shared?
  • How do we build a nation with a thriving digital technology sector?

You’ll be involved in policy analysis and development on topics like these, with ongoing training and support to grow your skills and experience. From week one, you’ll get stuck into real, meaningful work – researching topical issues, analysing key trends and helping us to deliver new projects and programmes. And you’ll be kicking off your career with a great support and social network of fellow policy grads.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for passionate people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, who love an intellectual challenge and want to create a better New Zealand for our people.

We want to hear from graduates from a range of disciplines with solid academic records.


Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to complete the application form and upload your application.

Applications close on 13 August at 5pm.
You need to be a New Zealand or Australian resident or citizen to apply.

Your application will need to include:

  • Your current academic transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Your CV
  • A cover letter – telling us why you’re interested and why you think you’ll make a great policy advisor.

You can also check out what our current grads have to say, or fire through a question to and we’ll be in touch.