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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Beca New Zealand Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Engineering Consulting

Beca is one of Asia Pacific's largest independent advisory, design and engineering consultancies with more than 3800 amazing people. Our purpose is to make everyday better for our communities. We combine our skills and insights with those of our clients, to think, design and develop creative and sustainable solutions together.

Beca’s experience has been more than a century in the making, but it’s the fresh talent we’re nurturing, the innovative thinking we’re developing and the connections that we’re forging that gets us most excited for the future. 

Which is why each year we employ up to 180 graduates and 70 summer interns across Australia and New Zealand. We have a huge range of graduates joining us from science, engineering, planning, arts and IT backgrounds, just to name a few!

In GradNewZealand’s 2022 Top100, Beca was voted the No.1 engineering consulting graduate employer and No.3 graduate employer overall in New Zealand.

About our Graduate Development Programme

Applications for our 2024 Australian and New Zealand grad intake will be open 13 March 2023.

Our career development philosophy is simple, you own your own career. On our two-year Graduate Development Programme, we have everything set up so you can drive your own success within a positive and supportive environment.

We believe the best place to learn is on the job so you can expect to work on real jobs for our clients, right from the start. You'll get ongoing support from experienced mentors, development opportunities, support towards professional memberships as well as a yearly graduate conference and access to an established and active graduate social community.

There really is no better place to kick-start your career and start making everyday better in our communities.

Check out the diagram below to see some of the great development opportunities you will get on our Graduate Development Programme.

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Got a question? Visit our website or email us at beca.graduates@beca.com.

 

About our Summer Internship Programme

 

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Want to be a summer intern?
If you are looking for a summer internship to gain some work experience, a Beca internship is the place for you! Our summer interns across Australia and New Zealand work full-time in a Beca office.

When do applications open? 
Applications for our 2023/24 Summer Intern Development Programme will open in July 2023.

How long is the internship? 
Our summer students usually start work in mid-November after exams are finished. The intern programme is 8 weeks long with 2 weeks off over Christmas and New Year's, so you'll finish up in mid-February.

What will I do as a Beca intern? 
You will work alongside other interns on a summer intern project – a real business problem facing our industry. You will also get to attend our famous Beca Summer Intern conference at Beca HQ, networking events and interactive workshops.

Will I get paid? 
Yes! Your hourly rate will depend on your experience, year of study and any extra qualifications. But don't worry - it's a competitive rate in the market!
 
What kinds of interns does Beca take? 
That depends on the needs across our business each year. In the past we’ve taken a mixture of engineering students with an interest in civil, electrical, geotechnical, geology, software, mechanical, structural, transportation. Some years we also take survey, GIS, planning, HR, cost and project management students. We'll share the locations and positions on our website when applications open - follow our Grad Facebook and Instagram for updates!

Why should I choose Beca for work experience?
We’ve got over 1,500 technical gurus, so you'll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best in the industry. You will gain invaluable consulting experience from our multidisciplinary support network. Plus, you will get exposure to a huge range of markets, from water, defence, education, healthcare, transportation and infrastructure, to food and beverage and power – helping you decide what interests you!

Still got questions? 
Visit www.beca.com/becainterns or email our team at beca.graduates@beca.com.

Recruitment Process

Applications open. Applications for our 2023/24 Graduate Programme open 13 March 2023!

Apply online. You’ll need to upload your cover letter, CV and academic transcript (we know this won't be your official one, so just send us where you are at so far). You can also complete optional video submissions to help support your application. 

Applications close. If you have missed the deadline or your application isn't successful, we encourage you to keep in touch – there are other grad opportunities open throughout the year. 

Applicant screening begins. Once applications have closed, all applications will be reviewed and then shortlisted by our team. If we’re progressing with your application, we’ll invite you to our kickoff session. If your application isn’t successful, we will be sure to let you know via email.

Kick-off sessions. Before all interviews begin shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to come to a one-hour virtual session we have before interviews where you can learn more about Beca, the graduate program, and get to ask our current grads and the recruitment team questions. 

Interviews. This is where it gets exciting! We want to know more about you, what you like to do outside of university and why you want to join Beca. We’ll also ask you to talk us through a case study exercise, along with standard behavioural-based interview questions. To help you prepare, you’ll be emailed given the case studies a few days before the interview. 

Employment offers. We'll contact you as soon as a decision has been made. If you're offered a job, we will complete a reference check and then send your formal offer online through your candidate profile. A background check will be completed, prior to you starting with us and an education check will be completed at the beginning of 2024 to confirm your qualification/s.

Onboarding. We're looking forward to welcoming you to Beca! Most of our graduates commence in early March where you will be welcomed into our Graduate Development Program. A support person (buddy) will be there to support you to ensure you’ll feel part of the team from day one.

Remuneration & Career Growth

We are passionate about creating a workplace where you can belong. Our benefits are designed to help you develop a challenging and rewarding career at Beca. 

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
3.9
Overall score based on 27 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.4
Culture
8.9
Diversity
8.3
Work Hours
8.4
Culture
8.9
Diversity
8.3
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Diverse projects that make an impact on my community and the Graduate Development Programme learning sessions and connecting events.
  • The safety to learn and to learn through failing. My supportive team and their investment in my growth
  • There is quite a wide range of cultures in the team. There are lots of social club activities. Friendly environment. Encourage a healthy work-life balance. There are quite a lot of resources available to learn from if underresourced. In close proximity to upper management and leadership. A range of career pathways.
  • The people and culture it's a very friendly workplace not matter who you work with, I've only heard good things. Heaps of people that have celebrated 20, 30+ years at Beca, I think that is a really good sign that its a positive and supportive workplace.
  • The standout feature of working at Beca is the diverse range of projects and tasks that keep the job engaging and continually expand our skills. Beca encourages employees to explore different aspects of their roles, promoting personal growth. The company culture is exceptional, built on collaboration, inclusivity, and a strong sense of community. Beca offered flexible working, providing work-life balance and support for ongoing learning and development.
  • Because it is such a big company, it takes a long time to get the chance to get broad coverage of the activities that your discipline involves. This varies from team to team and from business line to business line, but I have felt my learning and development have been slow.
  • It can be stressful at times when scoped hours are too low and/or when there is a short timeframe.
  • One potential drawback of working at our company, particularly for roles outside of our graduate programmer or rotational programs, could be a comparatively less competitive salary when compared to other consulting firms.
  • The location is somewhat difficult to commute to, and as with all big companies, I would say there can be a lot more downtime for smaller companies.
  • Beca offers a strong work environment, growth opportunities, and a supportive culture, which many employees find equally rewarding.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch, Melbourne, Sydney
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
G
General Skills & Pathways
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Auckland, Wellington
Want to make a real impact and make everyday better in your community? Look no further than our intern programme this summer.
Applications Close
7 Aug 2024
Start Date
20 Nov 2024 - 23 Feb 2025
Salary
NZD 50,000 - 60,000 / Year

Internships are paid via hourly rate.

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga
Want to make a real impact and make everyday better in your community? Look no further than our intern programme this summer.
Applications Close
7 Aug 2024
Start Date
20 Nov 2024 - 23 Feb 2025
Salary
NZD 50,000 - 60,000 / Year

Internships are paid via hourly rate.


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I love working for a company that has a focus on its people. There is a lot of consideration for the health, wellbeing, and inclusion of employees which makes working here great

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  • Graduate stories
I love working for a company that has a focus on its people. There is a lot of consideration for the health, wellbeing, and inclusion of employees which makes working here great

Hannah Page

  • Graduate stories
I love working for a company that has a focus on its people. There is a lot of consideration for the health, wellbeing, and inclusion of employees which makes working here great

Hannah Page

  • Graduate stories
I love working for a company that has a focus on its people. There is a lot of consideration for the health, wellbeing, and inclusion of employees which makes working here great

Hannah Page

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

George Fitzpatrick

George Fitzpatrick studied Bachelor in Engineering and Bachelor in Architectural Design at Monash University and is now working as a structural engineer in the Industrial Buildings team at Beca.
  • Day in the life

George Fitzpatrick

George Fitzpatrick studied Bachelor in Engineering and Bachelor in Architectural Design at Monash University and is now working as a structural engineer in the Industrial Buildings team at Beca.
  • Day in the life

Dallas Eparaima Watene

Dallas Eparaima Watene studied Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Computer Systems at the University of Auckland and is now working as a software engineer- Digital Services at Beca in Auckland.
  • Day in the life

Dallas Eparaima Watene

Dallas Eparaima Watene studied Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Computer Systems at the University of Auckland and is now working as a software engineer- Digital Services at Beca in Auckland.
  • Day in the life

George Fitzpatrick

George Fitzpatrick studied Bachelor in Engineering and Bachelor in Architectural Design at Monash University and is now working as a structural engineer in the Industrial Buildings team at Beca.
  • Day in the life

George Fitzpatrick

George Fitzpatrick studied Bachelor in Engineering and Bachelor in Architectural Design at Monash University and is now working as a structural engineer in the Industrial Buildings team at Beca.
  • Day in the life

Dallas Eparaima Watene

Dallas Eparaima Watene studied Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Computer Systems at the University of Auckland and is now working as a software engineer- Digital Services at Beca in Auckland.
  • Day in the life

Dallas Eparaima Watene

Dallas Eparaima Watene studied Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Computer Systems at the University of Auckland and is now working as a software engineer- Digital Services at Beca in Auckland.

Videos


Meet one of our graduates!

Join Ella on her journey at Beca - from her early days and the lessons she learnt. Press play to hear her story.

Meet one of our graduates!

Join Ella on her journey at Beca - from her early days and the lessons she learnt. Press play to hear her story.