Riley is a great place for graduates.
We’re passionate about giving you every opportunity to grow as an engineering consultant.
We'll provide you with a variety of project opportunities, working alongside and being supported by a diverse range of people on the job. Equally, your voice will be heard – we value the perspective you bring.
Each graduate’s journey is unique and we like to tap into your strengths and interest areas. We provide you with a platform to shape your own development and direction but with a dedicated programme in place for support and guidance.
WORKING AS A RILEY GRADUATE
You'll work on a range of projects of various sizes and complexities that involve different solutions and disciplines.
We believe in giving our graduates responsibility early on so you'll have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of a project.
Our graduate positions involve:
providing technical input to projects, e.g. investigation, analysis, design, construction supervision
helping senior staff prepare reports and proposals, manage projects and communicate with clients and stakeholders.
We also encourage our graduates to get involved with business initiatives and management tasks to draw on their unique perspectives. This will help develop your understanding of how a consultancy works.
Watch video snapshots of life at Riley for some of our grads.
Graduate Development Programme
Riley’s Graduate Development Programme is designed to help you thrive and realise your potential as a developing professional.
It’s not highly structured because we understand that career journeys are unique and everyone learns in a different way. We want you to feel well supported but to drive your own development.
So we offer a number of support options for flexibility. You can personalise your programme and tailor it to your own needs and timeframe.
The overall Riley programme is linked to the Engineering New Zealand (ENZ) Professional Development Framework.
DEVELOPING PROFESSIONALS GROUP
You’re our focus early on in your engineering career at Riley. Take our Developing Professionals Group – an element of the Graduate Development Programme.
It’s a collegial catch-up where graduates feel especially supported and understood. The group meets monthly across all disciplines – civil, geotechnical, water resources and environmental.
At a typical meeting, you’ll:
discuss projects and events coming up
see a short presentation on a technical topic
enjoy free time to talk together.
The presentations are a great way of broadening technical knowledge as you develop your peer network and professional career.
1 FEB GRADUATE VACANCIES OPEN.
HOW IT WORKS
Here's how the process for graduate applications will roll out:
interviews for shortlist
Get your application in via the website by 31 MARCH
You'll need to include your CV, transcript, application form, preferred discipline etc.
We'll let you know we've received your application and when we'll get back to you.
FROM 1 MAY we'll start sending out our offer letters.
Start your new job! We're flexible on start dates.