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Kaupapa Whakapōtae Z Graduate Programme 2025

  • Job typeJob type: Onsite
  • Job Level1-Basic
  • Wellington

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Company Description
We believe that if we want to be a world class Kiwi Company, we shouldn’t just employ people, divide them into functional departments and tell them what to do. Instead, we defined a purpose – powering better journeys, today and tomorrow – and go about achieving this by setting clear goals and expectations and embracing diversity of thought.

At Z, Customer Experience is at the heart of everything we do – our strategy, capability development and investment decisions. We’re creating and continually developing products and digital channels our customers will love and that make their lives easier.

Job Description
Here at Z we are passionate about powering better journeys, today and tomorrow. We know that the Z of 2030 and beyond needs to look vastly different to today and we are committed to building careers to ensure we have the best people with us on this journey.

Starting your career at Z will provide exposure to a complex and commercial business that operates in a changing environment – what an opportunity to be part of the energy industry during this time!

Being a graduate at Z will see you supported within a cohort of early in career Z’ers, you will rotate across various business units over the two-year program gaining broad exposure and a diverse skill set. You will be paired up with a buddy, have access to a Mentor as well as enjoy time with our Senior Leaders.

Our Graduate Programme is designed to be a generalist programme, giving you a range of experiences and learning opportunities. Spending time in a range of areas such as Marketing and Brand, Customer Analytics, one of our Retail sites, Pricing, Supply, visiting a Terminal, learning about our Low Carbon Future as well as People & Culture, Legal and more!

The exposure you will get at Z is broad, well rounded, challenging and is a great place to start your career. If you are looking for a graduate role in 2025, set your career up for success and join our mahi at Z.

What you’ll bring to Z

* Z is a diverse place, so we don’t want graduates from just one discipline. We are keen to find a great combination of academic knowledge and personal qualities.
* Strong academic results, you might not have your full transcript so just share what you have so far
* A solutions focused mindset and the drive to take on a range of opportunities
* Great communication skills to work with a range of stakeholders, build professional relationships and embrace diversity of thought
* Experience in a workplace, this might be through internships, part-time roles or other employment before, during or after your studies

Additional Information
What we can offer you

* A competitive remuneration package including short-term incentive (bonus) plan, medical insurance for you and your family, enhanced employer contribution for KiwiSaver
* Not sure if you want to travel or start your career? At Z we support you to do both! As a Graduate at Z you can take up to six months unpaid leave to travel the world and come back to your career
* Incredible access to our Leaders. Spend time with and build your own capability through learning from some of the best. Our Executive Team and our wider Senior Leadership Group are committed to our graduates and share their time and knowledge with you
* The balance of hybrid working, enjoy some of your week at home and some in our welcoming office space
* The opportunity to contribute and be part of a supportive team that is here to make a difference
* Z is committed to your learning and development. You will be exposed to a range of experiences and ways of learning during the Graduate rotations and will have plenty of upskilling opportunities and career development right across the organisation
* Wellbeing is important at Z and we support this through enhanced sick leave, free flu vaccinations and access to mental health support
* Two days a year to do Good in your Hood, though our volunteering scheme, a chance for you to help others in your community in a meaningful way to you
* At our roots we are a Kiwi company and being part of the Ampol Group gives us global reach providing potential opportunity beyond Aotearoa New Zealand

The base salary for Z graduates is $68,400 per annum, plus 10% bonus based on company performance, a 5% KiwiSaver employer contribution and health insurance through Southern Cross.

Why Z?

Z is a dynamic and innovative Kiwi company that provides energy solutions for today while working on playing our part in Aotearoa’s shift towards a low-carbon future – a transition that we’re passionate about.

Being proudly Kiwi, we’re up for challenging the status quo, stand-up for what we believe is right and most importantly, we back our team to bring their true selves to work every day. Our flexible working approach and Rainbow Tick and Gender Tick accreditations – backed by our strong company values, Tū Kaha Stand Up, Tū Maia Speak Out, Tū Kotahi Side by Side – have created an open and inclusive workplace that promotes personal development, and is underpinned by a desire for our people and our communities to succeed.

One of the things we stand for at Z is Diversity & Inclusion. It is our belief that having a diverse workforce make it possible to deliver an extraordinary future and to power better journeys, today and tomorrow.

We’re distinctive in our approach and if you’re up for a challenge, we’d love you to be part of it. If this sounds like a place you believe you can add value and grow your own capability, then make sure you read Our Why, it’s our founding document and provides further insights into what it means to part of the Z whānau. If Z feels like a good match for your head and your heart, come join us for one heck of a journey!

Our Recruitment Process

Apply with your CV, cover letter and academic transcript.
Following the close date of Saturday 29th of June 2024 we will review applications and be in touch early July with the outcome.
For our successful candidates, we will invite you to have an initial conversation and then complete psychometric testing.
From there, in August we will bring a group to our Z Head Office in Wellington for an interview and assessment day before making you an offer to join us in February 2025!

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Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for Z as well as your academic transcript and CV.

Applications close: Saturday 29th of June 2024

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To be considered for this position you need to be a recent graduate (within the last 2 years at the time of application) or a student in your final year of study in 2024. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely.

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