Internships and Graduate Recruitment

At Heartland Bank we really value young talent. We appreciate the knowledge and energy you contribute to our business. Once you’ve mastered your first role and are performing at a high level we encourage our young people to have lateral movement across the organisation as we believe it is really important for our management level people to have a broad understanding of our business. We have a number of fabulous success stories where graduate talent has been recognised and promoted to influential roles.


Ordinarily we offer a number of paid internships each summer with our interns working full-time from early November to mid-February. Most roles are Auckland based and you must be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident. We primarily recruit commerce students who aspire to a career in banking and finance. Roles include Service Consultants, Settlements Consultants and Administrative Assistants. In these roles we offer exposure to lending and you gain an understanding of our compliance obligations and banking operations.

Often our summer interns gain permanent employment with us as a graduate.

Student Employment

Our Operations team in Auckland employs a number of commerce students in permanent part-time Settlement Consultant roles. You can work with us for a few hours every week throughout your studies and upon graduation you have the inside running for a full-time role. You must be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered.

Graduate Recruitment

We recruit graduates throughout the year rather than in formalised intakes. Your role is a real full time permanent job rather than a short term rotation.

We primarily recruit BCom and BBusiness accounting and finance graduates, and agri-business graduates however from time to time we also have opportunities in IT and Marketing.

Roles include Customer Service Consultants, Sales & Service Consultants – Retail and Investments, Settlements Consultants, Banking Analysts, Credit Analysts, Reconciliations Analysts, Credit Officers – Collections, Business Assistants, Sales Consultants, Sales Support Consultants, Rural Assistants, Systems Engineers, and Marketing Executives.

Most roles are Auckland based however our Retail and Rural roles are across New Zealand, and you must be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered. Ordinarily grad roles work Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and you will earn a starting salary usually between $45,000pa and $50,000pa


If you have any questions about internships, student employment and graduate recruitment you are invited to call Emma Reid, Talent Manager on 09 9279222 or email