Graduate Policy Advisor 2021

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Category: Policy
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 03-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZHUD/1454450
  • Job Title: Graduate Policy Advisor 2021
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As a graduate on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Policy Graduate Programme, you’ll be tackling real life problems and make a lasting difference in the life of New Zealanders.

Policy professionals provide the evidence and information Ministers need to make informed decisions on public policy issues. It’s exciting and challenging work that could see you looking at how we can make New Zealand businesses more internationally competitive, making sure all regions benefit from tourism or protecting people from loan sharks.  At HUD, you will help tackle interesting and complex problems like housing supply and affordability, homelessness, and the challenge of creating a housing and urban development system that supports all New Zealanders.  

Join our highly sought after programme to kick-start your career in the best possible way. The programme is a 16 month-long development and training programme that builds the skills and knowledge necessary to step into a career in policy. From week one you’ll get stuck into real, meaningful work – researching topical issues, analysing key trends and helping us deliver new projects and programmes.

We’re looking for passionate people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, who love an intellectual challenge and who want to help create a better New Zealand.  

We value our people and reflect the communities we serve. We want people to bring their unique identity into the way they work. We invite diversity, and harness our differences to “Grow New Zealand for all”.  Our staff-led networks include Ngai Kahukura – Rainbow Network, Te Aka Matua – Māori Staff Network Forum, Te Aumangea – Mental Health Network, and Women in Leadership.

A range of exciting opportunities are waiting for you at MBIE and HUD.

Desirable skills;

  • Skilled Writers who write clearly, accurately, and logically.
  • Critical Thinkers who use well-reasoned logic to solve problems.
  • Evidence Gatherers who research, identify, and make use of relevant information.
  • Nimble Learners who are flexible and responsive to change.
  • Supportive Team Players who build partnerships and work collaboratively.
  • Persuaders and Influencers who gain the trust and support of others.
  • Purpose Driven Actioners who take on new opportunities and tough challenges.
  • Decision Makers who make sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information.

 Minimum requirements;

  • You can have no more than one year post-graduation full-time work experience
  • You must have graduated, or will finish your study before February 2021
  • You must have achieved at least a B average, please confirm this using the Victoria University calculator
  • You must be available on the 20 – 21st of April (12pm – 12pm) to complete and submit a Written Assessment – subject to selection
  • You must be available to attend the Assessment Centre in Wellington on 25th – 27th May – subject to selection. We will assist with travel arrangements
  • If you are an international student, you must be eligible to live and work in New Zealand 
  • You must pass all MBIE or HUD employment vetting and approval standards

Please apply through the MBIE careers site you can find that link HERE

We are collecting ALL applications through the MBIE careers site so please do not apply through the HUD careers site. 

Your application will need to include:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter – tell us why you’re interested and why you think you’ll make a great policy advisor; please address this to the Graduate Recruitment Team.
  • Current academic transcript (official or unofficial)
  • You will also be asked to complete an application form to confirm you meet the minimum criteria

Applications close on 25th March 2020.

If you have any further questions please email