Graduate careers

Putting the right energy into your future

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Join our graduate whānau

We're all about empowering New Zealand's sustainable future, and to do that we need tomorrow's thinkers with us today. As the country's largest energy retailer, we want to grow the next generation of energy leaders - adaptable and agile team players who enjoy problem-solving and have a strong desire to learn.

Throughout the year, we’ll release various graduate and internship opportunities with either November or February starts. If you've got any questions about these opportunities, you can email our Talent team (please note we don't accept applications by email).

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Our Finance Graduate Programme

Finance graduates

If you are graduating in 2022, we have two positions open for applications, based in either Auckland or Hamilton. Watch the video from our Chief Financial Officer, Chris Jewell, to gain a bit of insight into the work his team does and the opportunities available.

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Chelsea graduate at Genesis

Chelsea

Graduate Analyst - Finance and Risk

As I was a part of the TupuToa programme, I was placed at Genesis for my three month summer internship. Within these three months I learnt about the electricity and carbon market, got to know the people behind the Genesis brand and began to see that our people truly care about empowering New Zealand’s sustainable future.

It was hard to leave Genesis after my internship. One month after my internship ended, I received a call asking if I wanted to continue being a Derivatives Analyst. Going back allowed me to also gain experience as a Commercial and Industrial (C&I) intern and Middle Office Intern, all within one year.

I heard that there were graduate roles in the works and applied for the Genesis graduate role as soon as it was advertised. I was offered a role as a ‘Graduate Analyst – Finance and Risk’. I haven’t looked back since!

Daniel graduate at Genesis

Daniel

Energy Analyst

I knew nothing about New Zealand’s electricity sector when I applied for Genesis. It was the energy I got from the people that drew me in. They were all part of a culture where workplace safety was a priority, people encouraged others to grow and succeed, and where everyone’s contribution was valued.

I had the opportunity to work with a range of different stakeholders, each with varying levels of seniority. That exposed me to different areas and has helped me understand the significance of each segment within the business. Throughout my journey, I felt like a valued team member and have seen the work I do create a meaningful impact.

I’m excited to be part of Genesis as they, and New Zealand, steer towards a more sustainable future. Over the next few years, I’m eager to see the impact our work has on key business decisions and how that ultimately affects the electricity sector. I would strongly encourage anyone else interested in empowering New Zealand’s sustainable future to become part of it too.

Samantha graduate at Genesis

Samantha

Graduate Energy Analyst

When first looking for work after finishing studying Applied Mathematics and Forensic Science, it was important to me that I stepped into a role where my learning and growth would advance. I was searching for a challenge, and the opportunity to become part of a team where our work would be meaningful. Genesis' ever-evolving place in the energy sector offered a unique one.

Genesis take on a tailored approach to nurturing their graduates, which has been such a highlight to my time here so far. Working as a Graduate Energy Analyst, I’ve been doing analytics in both the Retail and Wholesale sides of the business. I've been given opportunity to develop in fast-paced environments, and also in the areas I’m genuinely interested and passionate about.

Starting my career at Genesis has exposed me to all kinds of skillsets, pathways, and people. One of the most significant lessons I’ve learnt in working among such diversity is that there’s nothing not worth exploring. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone, ask questions, and take in every bit of knowledge and experience that you can from your colleagues. Ultimately, that’s what’s helped me start to direct my own future.

San graduate at Genesis

San

Electrical Engineer

Since I was little the power generation field has always fascinated me. It even runs in the blood as my dad is an electrical engineer too. I really enjoyed my electrical and control systems courses at uni, so when I saw Genesis advertising for a graduate electrical and control systems engineer, I knew it was the perfect opportunity.

I was put through a graduate programme which exposed me to a wide variety of work. I was also partnered with a mentor to bounce questions off. I’ve found an area I’m passionate about and Genesis has really set up a good foundation for me. The culture was so easy going and welcoming as well.

Recently I’ve been involved in our hydro control systems work, upgrading our power schemes’ backup generators and working in the asset strategy space. This involves looking at our asset philosophies and longer-term planning. Believe me when I say no two days are the same. Hands down one of the best places to start your career.

Adrienne graduate at Genesis

Adrienne

Graduate Engineer

I began my journey with Genesis through the TupuToa summer internship programme. During those three months I was involved in a rare project to provide communication for the inspection team assessing the hydro tunnels in the Tongariro Power Scheme. This project helped expose me to a range of different challenges with an insight on how the team created solutions for the inspectors.

While working at Genesis, I was able to work within a team that helped support me to learn and grow. This experience has helped me to understand the people within the company are passionate about their job, and more than willing to help others. Through this team, I could see how diverse the work is and that no two days are the same.

When the Graduate role came up, I applied and got the role. I can’t wait to be more involved with keeping the people of Genesis connected between the power schemes. For the future, I look forward to the many projects I will be a part of, and time to grow as an engineer.

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A sustainable future together

We're privileged to operate in some of the most beautiful parts of Aotearoa. We work hard to manage our impact on the environment, and the communities we are part of.

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Check out our perks

From a 4% Kiwisaver or 3% supersaver contribution, to medical and life cover including a $100 wellbeing voucher and a 20% discount off your power bill - we've got some awesome benefits for being with us.

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Gender equality and the Living Wage

We stand by gender equality and we're a proud recipient of the YWCA’s GenderTick™. Plus as a Living Wage employer, we're committed to ensuring all of our people are able to afford life's expenses.