Training and benefits

Auckland Transport

Employee benefits

Here at Auckland Transport we believe in looking after the health, financial and individual wellbeing of our employees and consistently strive to make Auckland Transport a great place to work. We offer a diverse range of benefits to all of our permanent employees and you will see some of the benefits below that you could be eligible for working in local government.

Learning and Career Development:

One of the major draw-cards for working at Auckland Transport is the development of your career. Where your career leads to will be based on your own development plan which is put together between you and your manager following discussions about your professional development.

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities - this includes both in-house and external learning experiences, as well as a comprehensive induction programme and orientation tour when you start.

To demonstrate our strong commitment to the growth of our people and their careers, we're proud to be recognised as a Professional Development Partner with the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand and an Approved Training Organisation with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Learning depot

  • We provide a full day, comprehensive induction programme for all permanent employees
  • In house learning courses include: Board report writing/ Business writing skills/ Career Management skills/ Effective Communication skills/ Presentation skills/ Project Management fundamentals/ Prince 2/ Resilience at work/ Running effective meetings/ Time management skills/ Managing Health and Safety/ Recruitment training for managers/ Accident investigations/ Sharepoint training/ SAP training
  • AT offers a Leadership Development Pathway as part of an organisation-wide strategy to build the leadership capability across the organisation. It is designed specifically for Auckland Transport and is aimed at developing leaders at all levels.
  • AT may provide assistance with tertiary study if the study is relevant to the current or a future role within AT and provide up to 10 days study leave per year.

Leave entitlements:


  • 10 days sick/domestic leave per year (legislated minimum = five days) available straight away for permanent employees
  • 20 days of annual leave per annum, increasing to 25 days after five years of service
  • Accrued leave can be used as it is earned
  • 18 weeks parental leave payments from IRD topped up to full salary
  • Two weeks paid paternity/support parent leave (unpaid under the legislation)
  • AT take an active interest in your education, we allow up to Study leave

Hours of work

  • Office hours are between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. Your start and finish times can be agreed with your manager in relation to meeting business needs
  • AT may agree to temporary changes to hours of work and/or start and finish times under certain circumstances, eg: to facilitate child care requirements
  • Parents returning from extended parental leave may be able to agree a graduated return to full time hours of work where the job allows
  • AT is currently trialling flexible work arrangements in some business units as we continue to explore how we can make AT a great place to work. You will be asked about your "work preferences" when you apply for one of our roles online. This is so that we can better understand your work preferences and help create a more flexible work environment.

Immigration and Equal Employment Opportunities:


  • AT is an accredited employer which entitles non NZ residents to apply for Work to Residence visas once they have received a formal job offer from AT. (To be eligible for this visa, you would need to earn over $55K and be under the age of 55)
  • For more information contact immigration directly:
  • If you are considering moving to New Zealand this website will provide practical advice to help make your dream a reality

Equal Employment Opportunities

  • As an equal opportunities employer, we promote diversity and inclusivity in the work place.

Tools of Trade:


  • Pool cars are available for any employee requiring transport between offices or to project sites for business purposes.

Laptops and mobile phones

  • Staff that are required to work across multiple locations are provided with up to date laptops and mobile phones for business purposes.

Health and Wellbeing:


  • Annual health checks are provided for all staff
  • Free flu jabs
  • You will get the opportunity to join AT wide wellbeing programmes including 10,000 Steps programme and other customised AT health and wellbeing initiatives.

Employee Assistance Programme - (EAP)

  • EAP is a confidential self-referring counseling service to encourage employees to address personal problems that are affecting their work performance. This is managed by an external company in conjunction with the Health and Safety Manager.
  • Auckland Transport will cover the costs of the first three visits.

Employee Rewards:

Employee referral programme

  • Permanent employees are eligible to earn a $500 bonus for referring a friend/family member or former colleague who is in turn employed by AT, and remains in the business for a minimum of 6 months.

Values champions and recognition programme

  • All permanent employees can be recognised for outstanding behaviour in line with our values champion rewards of either 2 movie vouchers or an above and beyond day off work.

Employee discounts:

We have discounts available for AT Employees with the following companies:

  • Microsoft Office - All fixed term and permanent employees can get a licensed copy of most Microsoft® Office 2016 desktop PC applications to install and use on your home computer for $10
  • ANZ Bank
  • BNZ
  • Southern Cross Health insurance
  • Spec Savers
  • Lumino Dentist
  • Les Mills
  • AA Auto Service & Repair
  • Jetts
  • Vodafone
  • Bike Barn
  • OsteoDynamics Osteopathy
  • The Clean NZ - car cleaning service
  • Resene Paints
  • NZ Home Loans
  • Club Physical gym
  • HP