New Professionals Program - Graduate Intake

At New Zealand Steel we see our people as our strength and we have an ongoing commitment to providing an environment where you will be able to meet and exceed your career aspirations.

Applications are now open for our 2023-24 graduate intake - apply now >

Why you should choose our New Professionals Program

  • We operate a fully integrated Steel Mill so can offer you a range of engineering opportunities across varied industrial processes.
  • Hands-on practical experience. This isn’t just another office based role.
  • Biggest single site employer in New Zealand, so you will be introduced to different people and processes
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Part of a global business – opportunities to build some strong industry networks
  • Learning and Development opportunities – we want to support your career development
  • One of GradNewZealand’s Top 100 Graduate Employers 2020

What Is the Program all about?

We want you to have the broadest engineering experience possible so we will have you working across our varied operational mills. Our support with your training and development is key to growing your career.   


Rotations, Development & Training

  • 9-month rotations across our three-year program
  • Rotations are catered specifically to your development needs
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of engineering across diverse processes
  • New Professionals Program; see below for course details
  • Internal courses
  • Health & Safety Representative Training
  • Mentor
  • Discover what pathway you would like to pursue