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The NZAB Graduate Programme

Oct 3, 2021 9:10:31 PM / by Scott Wishart


NZAB Graduate Programme 2022 - Christchurch

Why learn from one bank when you can learn from them all?

  • An exciting alternative for graduates considering a rural banking career
  • A training programme tailored to individual needs
  • Dedicated mentors
  • A culture that is second to none
  • National exposure with a chance to experience different regions
  • A career pathway through a dynamic and growing business


About us:

NZAB was established in 2017 with a vision to put farmers in control of their banking and give them the confidence to grow and protect their businesses in an ever changing and complex world. 

The banking industry is evolving rapidly, and banks are now requiring specialist advice and independence to accompany loan applications. NZAB provides these services, and the banks have confidence in our approach.

At its core, our role is to build enduring relationships with our farmers by developing and executing banking strategies that ensure farmers get the best terms, conditions and price.

At NZAB, we offer a chance to be part of a growing business and a culture that values high performance, a good laugh and the right balance between work and play.


The Role:

If you’ve considered a career in rural banking or finance, then this opportunity is for you!

Our graduate programme is designed to give you exposure to all aspects of Agricultural Banking, finance and advisory. As you develop you will be able to spend time in the various roles within our business and ultimately carve out a career that suits your skills and aspirations.

We’ll work with you to develop a bespoke training and mentoring programme that challenges you while building your confidence to be a future leader of the agricultural finance industry.


You will:

  1. Have completed (by the time you start with us) a relevant agricultural or finance degree
  2. Have an affinity with the agricultural sector, and preferably on farm experience
  3. Be able to interact and communicate effectively
  4. Be engaging
  5. Be efficient and accurate
  6. Have a desire to grow your skills and be comfortable with change.


If this role sounds like you, please apply by pressing the below image.

Applications close Friday, 15 October 2021.

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Who is NZAB?


Farming’s very complex and you can’t be an expert in everything. That’s why the best farmers gather a specialist team around them. Our specialty is better banking outcomes for our clients.


There’s no one better to work alongside you and your bank. With a deep understanding of your operation and our considerable banking expertise, we can give you the confidence and control to do what you do best.


We’ve been operating for four years now and we’re right across New Zealand.




For an introductory no cost chat, pick up the phone and talk directly to one of our specialists on 0800 NZAB 12.    

Or if you prefer, Visit us at our website  or email us directly on info@nzab.co.nz


Tags: Debt, Action, Planning, Budget, Banking, Strategy, Graduate

Scott Wishart

Written by Scott Wishart

Managing Director and Co-Founder of NZAB