Graduates & interns
What are the opportunities?
Kickstart your career in the electricity industry with our intern, apprenticeship, and graduate programmes. Gain on-the-job experience with New Zealand's largest renewable energy generator.
Three-year graduate programme
If you're a civil, mechanical or electrical engineering student in your final year of study we'd love to help kick-start your career with experience in the electricity industry.
Our three-year graduate programme offers:
- an individual development plan tailored to you
- on-the-job training mentoring and support
- the chance to work with leading engineers in world-class renewable assets
- rotations across our main sites in Wellington, Christchurch and Twizel.
Consider our three-year apprenticeship programme if you’re completing a pre-trade certificate in mechanical engineering or high voltage electrical engineering. You can complete your qualification while working for New Zealand’s largest renewable energy generator at iconic hydro and wind assets like Manapouri, the Waitaki hydro scheme or West Wind.
We select applications from students with relevant pre-trade certificates from polytechnics and institutes of technology across New Zealand.
If you’re studying engineering and in your second-to-last year, our summer internship is the programme for you. Get a taste of what it’s like to work at Meridian with our internship programme, which runs from mid-November to mid-February. We hire around three interns each year to work across our main sites in Wellington, Christchurch and Twizel.
As a summer intern, you’ll be active in all aspects of the company. The programme will push you to develop real life business and technical skills. Working as a summer intern is a great way of working towards securing a graduate position with Meridian.