Page updated 8 Mar 2013
Information about becoming a Graduate Analyst and how to apply
The Treasury offers a number of Graduate Analyst positions each year to advanced students in their final year of undergraduate, honours and postgraduate study at New Zealand universities.
Who are we looking for?
We look for Graduate Analysts who flourish in an environment of open discussions, lively debate, and want to operate in a challenging environment. We want to develop our Graduate Analysts to be future leaders, so we look for graduates who can combine their economic, financial and commercial skills, can communicate their ideas and help advance the Treasury's thinking. We want graduates who will take risks and push boundaries while also being accountable for their performance.
Building effective working relationships is important at the Treasury. This means we're looking for graduates who enjoy sharing ideas and discussing issues with others, and are able to liaise and negotiate with people at a senior level, both within and outside the Treasury.
In addition, we look for graduates with excellent academic qualifications in economics, accountancy, finance and business management. Graduates with high levels of achievement in other disciplines also enjoy successful careers in the Treasury.
What will you be doing?
From day one you will be involved in significant issues. Our Graduate Analysts help monitor the performance of government agencies and analyse the economic, financial and regulatory interaction between New Zealand and the rest of the world. You will be actively involved in providing advice to the Minister of Finance. Your advice will identify and evaluate policy options and recommend specific courses of action.
We do our best to place you in your team of choice within the Treasury, based on your particular interests and expertise and depending on our resourcing requirements.
You can expect to move into an Analyst role after 18 months.
What would your day look like?
Starting at the Treasury as a Graduate your days will be filled with a wide variety of work that will test and challenge you. A typical day will see you;
- Providing advice to other public sector agencies on a range of policies and making sure the Treasury’s perspective is included
- Attending training courses to help with your development so you can grow your own capability
- Working on key deliverables to help Treasury develop and scope the national budget
- Meeting with key stakeholders to answer questions and represent the Treasury on issues relating to policies
- Working with your dedicated coach to help answer any questions you may have or fill in any knowledge gaps
- Responding to Official Information Act requests
- Providing input into internal projects
We will work with you to provide you all the tools and support you will need to flourish in this challenging and fun environment. You will have a dedicated coach and wide ranging internal support network from previous grads right up to managers.
For more information about what we do at the Treasury please see the following links;
How you can apply
Applications for our 2013 Graduate Recruitment Round are expected to open at the end of January 2013. This round will be searching for talented people to join us either as Interns, from November 2014 to January 2015, or as Graduates in January 2014 (with some flexibility for early starts from July 2013).
To get an alert when we open our process please register now on the NZ Government Jobs online website and select Treasury as an employer you want to hear from. Whenever we post a career opportunity you will get an email alert. This will help you see the kinds of role we have and also be one of the first to hear when the Graduate Recruitment round opens.
Applications for Graduate roles must include:
- Curriculum vitae;
- Covering letter outlining why you want to work at the Treasury, when you will be available to start fulltime work and any preferences for work in particular areas of the Treasury;
- Qualifications - undergraduate/postgraduate;
- Name and contact details of two referees who can comment on your academic ability and personal qualities;
- A copy of your official academic transcript; and
- A recent essay you have written tertiary study.