Calling Graduates

Air New Zealand Technical Operations is offering a two-year programme for Graduate Engineers looking to accelerate a career in aeronautical engineering. It’s a unique opportunity to develop the technical and leadership skills required to lead Air New Zealand’s engineering development in the future.

Aviation? It is engineering heaven. The ever-increasing demand for comfort, efficiency and environmental responsibility drives relentless progress, offering endless opportunities for innovation and excellence.

Join one of the world’s best airline engineering teams and get your aeronautical career off to a flying start.

The graduate program

 A planned series of placements covers the full spectrum of engineering activities supporting a 50-strong fleet that features some of the world’s most advanced passenger jets, plus other growth opportunities.

Year one placements

  • Engineering - fleet management, reliability and supporting the design of aircraft repairs and modifications in the liaison team 
  • Support - planning, materials and quality teams, plus hands-on experience working in the structures workshops and aircaft light maintenance in the hangar

Year two

  • Further placements in Tech Ops Engineering’s teams, plus Airline Operations
  • Management of a cross-functional project, applying your own skills and insights in supporting Tech Ops’ commitment to continuous improvement


Applicants will have a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably majoring in mechanical, electronics or mechatronics.


This program prepares graduates to take on roles in Engineering’s fleet management teams or support teams. Take the first step and prepare for a lifetime of fresh challenges in aviation - the industry with engineering at its core.

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