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Riley is a great place for graduates. 

We’re passionate about giving you every opportunity to grow as an engineering consultant.

Large enough to offer incredible career opportunities, and small enough that everyone knows your name., we are the perfect place to launch your career as a professional engineer.


As a Riley grad you'll get exposure to a wide variety of work, early on, working alongside and being supported by a diverse range of people on the job.   Each grad’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.


Joining our graduate cohort is more than just a job, it’s an adventure.  Find out more about the support that we offer to our Graduates.

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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.

Work stories




Watch video snapshots of life at Riley for some of our graduates, from getting stuck into fieldwork to pulling reports together in the office. Lunch gets a spot too!

Grads - a week in the Life
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We've put together some video snapshots of life at Riley for our summer interns; from fieldwork, to reporting, to heading out onsite, every day is busy!

Summer Interns - day in the life
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Graduate Development Programme

A relaxed culture

As a graduate joining us at Riley, expect a company culture that:

  • fosters an informal, family vibe

  • promotes a flexible working environment

  • invests in fun and social events, and where colleagues easily become friends.

Read more about working at Riley and the values that anchor us. 

Graduate Development Support

The Graduate Development Support that we offer at Riley helps 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 and tailor it to your own needs and timeframe.


It is also linked to the Engineering New Zealand (ENZ) Professional Development Framework.

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