Employ a student or graduate: find AUT talent for your business

Are you looking to hire student or graduate talent for your business? As well as good academic grades, we know employers are looking for the essential employability skills of work readiness, resilience, collaboration, communication and the ability to step confidently into life’s challenges. We offer a number of ways to connect your organisation to AUT students and graduates.

We can find the right fit. We design courses in conjunction with industry leaders (like our Master of Construction Management, co-designed with Fletcher Construction) that teach students integral skills, so they can hit the ground running in your organisation.

Find the right fit with our specialist recruitment service

AUT talenthub is a personalised and free recruitment service for employers – we take the hard work out of the recruitment process by screening and shortlisting talent for your role. We'll create your job ad, promote it, receive applications, and interview students or graduates before giving you a shortlist of candidates. We'll advertise your paid role to graduates and any students who have completed their first year of study.

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Advertise a role on our job board

Promote your job opportunities by posting on NZUni Talent where you gain instant access to students and graduates from AUT and other universities in NZ. List your graduate vacancies, internships, volunteering opportunities or entry level roles quickly and easily via the centralised platform and access students and graduates across seven universities simultaneously for a reasonable cost.

Register on NZUniTalent

Offer a study-related work placement

Most of our study programmes at AUT include workplace experience for students. Placements benefit the employer as much as the student – your organisation can get help on a project, and students get relevant work experience while gaining credit toward their study.

Placement lengths can vary from weeks to months, and during the placement you’ll need to give feedback on the student’s work.

Contact us to find students for a study-related work placement

Hiring a student or graduate: what's in it for you?

There are lots of benefits to hiring a student or recent graduate.

AUT has a reputation for producing great graduates who are fast thinkers, collaborators and aspiring leaders. They’ll help you solve a business problem or take a current project to the next step.

It’s easy to advertise your job roles and find the right match.

Promote your business on campus

Raise awareness of your organisation and highlight opportunities to students and graduates – attend a career fair or expo, or lead a workshop or presentation. Our employer events are a great way for you to connect with top talent.

Promote your business

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