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Why work for us?

Updated: 25 July 2014

What we do matters. Working here gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and experience in a dynamic, challenging and diverse sector that impacts the lives of all New Zealanders.

We want to attract and retain talented people who share our passion for creating safe and efficient transport solutions for New Zealand, and really want to make a difference.

We offer competitive remuneration, good working conditions, and a wide range of staff benefits.

Creating a great culture and working environment is important to us. We have a set of expected behaviours that underpins everything we do, and believe we perform at our best when we:

  • Sign up - We commit to where we are going and put our heart into what we do. We get engaged every day.
  • Team up - We enjoy the people we work with and appreciate their talents. We find solutions for our customers with joined-up thinking.
  • Front up - We are courageous and tackle the difficult issues. We know our value and bring it to our work with confidence, integrity and good judgement.


We take a holistic approach to the well-being of our people - whether it's having a good work-life balance, encouraging good mental and physical health, or thinking about your career and financial future.

You can expect a range of staff benefits that make it more rewarding and enjoyable to work for us. These benefits include:

  • competitive remuneration (with annual salary reviews against market rates)
  • paid annual leave
  • paid parental and long service leave
  • flexible working hours
  • learning and development opportunities and programmes
  • discounted healthcare insurance through Southern Cross and UniMed Insurance
  • subsidised gym memberships with City Fitness
  • facilities for cyclists who commute to work on their bikes
  • exclusive government employee package of personal banking benefits and savings with Westpac
  • an employee assistance programme (for confidential and independent help with any issues affecting your work or personal life)
  • contribution to retirement savings with the KiwiSaver scheme
  • access to holiday homes throughout New Zealand at great rates through membership of the Marram Trust
  • annual flu vaccinations, health checks and eye tests
  • voluntary union membership (with the PSA and EPMU)
  • regular social club events

Your ongoing development

We believe that a high performing organisation starts with high performing people. We are committed to developing the talents, skills and competencies of our people and provide ongoing learning and development opportunities through:

  • a comprehensive graduate development programme
  • helping people achieve their professional registration
  • individual annual development plans
  • structured internal/external training programmes
  • study allowance
  • secondments
  • leadership development programmes.