Employ a student or graduate

Consider employing a University research student or graduate. Connect with our students and promote your organisation and vacancies through the University.

As New Zealand’s number one university for intensity of high-quality research (2018 Performance-Based Research Fund), we can offer you a strong pool of impressive and able candidates for your position.

You may want to hire a researcher for two weeks, offer a temporary work placement or fill a permanent position that requires research experience. Victoria University of Wellington’s Careers and Employment can help you make connections with the right people.

Visit employment consultancy services to find out more about what the university offers, how to advertise your position with us and the ways to attract our top-quality students.

Internships and work placements

Consider giving a research student a temporary role in your organisation and be part of creating a strong workforce in your industry area.

Internships and work placements are short-term work experience arrangements.

Students with research experience will bring their research and communication skills to your organisation and offer you a fresh perspective. You’ll provide valuable real-world experience for a student and at the same time have the opportunity to connect with and assess potential employees.

Careers and Employment

Work with Careers and Employment to build relationships between your organisation and university students and graduates, and gain access to an impressive pool of candidates.

Summer research jobs

Your company or organisation can also consider employing a student on a Summer Research Scholarship—where a senior student assists you in a research project for 10 weeks over summer.

Work placements within degrees

Some faculties at Victoria University of Wellington offer degrees that include a compulsory work placement for students. If your organisation or company can offer a placement, you can contact the relevant faculty or school to find out more.