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Work for Waikato District Council

Have you heard? We're doing things differently at Waikato District Council. We're overhauling our operations, breaking down hierarchy, smashing silos and improving community planning. We're cultivating an innovative learning culture and pushing co-design when it comes to our community.

To make this change successful we need great people. Are you one of them?

Our head office is based in north Waikato's Ngaruawahia, just 10 minutes from Hamilton. You've got the benefits of an easy commute, free parking, work-life balance and the chance to hit the Hakarimatas on your lunch break. What more could you want?

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If you would like to speak to a member of our People and Capability team please phone 0800 492 452. 

Waikato-Tainui & Waikato District Council Waikato River Scholarship

This scholarship is for those who are undertaking tertiary study (undergraduate & graduate) in disciplines that may contribute to the health and wellbeing of our tupuna awa, Waikato.  

Discipline areas include planning, resource management, environmental science, ecology studies and/or engineering. Awarded bi-annually, preference for this scholarship will be given to registered iwi members who affiliate to one of the 39 marae within the Waikato District Council area and/or reside within this area.

Applications are now closed. 

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Waikato District Council Cadetships

Waikato District Council has partnered with Wintec to create employment opportunities for civil engineering students and develop highly-skilled and well-rounded staff members.

The cadetship scheme is open to Wintec students studying the civil elements of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering and the Bachelor of Engineering Technology courses.

Under the scheme, students will work and study part-time for two years before completing one year of bonded employment with Waikato District Council.

Successful cadets will be placed in various teams within Council including roading, waters, parks and facilities, land development, and programme delivery.

As well as gaining practical civil engineering operational experience, they will learn skills in project management, managing budgets, ethics and contract management.

Cadets will also be supported by mentors throughout the programme.

Waikato District Council will be paying successful applicants a salary during the cadetships, as well as funding course fees.

Applications for the 2019 Cadetship opens on 15 August 2018. If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV using the below link.

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