As a graduate taking part in the Nelson Tasman Grad Programme, you'll benefit from a collaborative experience similar to the Grad programmes that are often run in larger cities, whilst also getting the unique opportunity to be exposed to multiple businesses and industries within the Nelson Tasman region.

The Nelson Tasman Grad Programme is a collaboration between local organisations to attract top graduate talent to the region and expose them to the diversity of employment opportunities available in this extraordinary region. Graduates are employed by individual organisations across Nelson Tasman but are treated as one ‘cohort’ that come together as a group for professional development and social events for a two year period.

Another unique element of the programme is the option for graduates to experience multiple employers over two years (i.e., 4 x 6-month; 3 x 8-month; 2 x 12-month placements). The Grad Programme delivers a valuable one-of-a-kind experience for graduates.

This programme is delivered as a collaboration between the Nelson Tasman Innovation Neighbourhood, Intepeople and the Nelson Regional Development Agency, with support from the Ministry of Social Development.



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