About our Graduate Policy Programme

The Graduate Policy Programme offers the opportunity to join Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga |The Ministry of Education, and an 18-month development programme which will kick-start your career in policy.

As part of our Programme, you'll gain experience and skills that will support your career and make a difference for ākonga in Aotearoa.

Applications for our 2024 intake have now closed.

About Te Pou Kaupapahere | Policy

Te Pou Kaupapahere | Policy provides high-quality education policy advice to support informed decisions by Ministers. We use evidence and partnerships to develop policy options that achieve government goals across the education system. This might include options for changes to funding, infrastructure, advice, rules, legislation and relationships.  Our advice is based on te Tiriti o Waitangi and helping all ākonga succeed. 

Every year we recruit a new cohort of Graduate Policy Analysts to join Te Pou Kaupapahere, our Policy community.

For any information about the graduate policy programme, please email earlyin.careers@education.govt.nz