NZAGE Employer & Graduate Surveys

The Employer and Graduate Surveys are run annually and provide comprehensive insights into a range of key factors that drive the attraction, recruitment and selection strategies of New Zealand graduate employers. You will be able to complete this within 10-20 minutes.

The 2019 NZAGE Employer and Graduate Surveys are now live AND to provide you with insights into the increasingly popular internship market, we have also launched a new Internship Survey.

Graduate Survey

The Graduate Survey is designed to survey students who have been offered a graduate position with an employer. You can use this survey to collect feedback from your own employees who have been offered a position or a role on a student programme. The survey collects data on a range of issues including: factors influencing choice of employer; most used sources of careers information; reasons for accepting/declining graduate positions; expected length of stay with new employer and views on the best employer in each market sector.

In order to participate, you need to forward an  e-mail to all employees who started work in your organisation between October 2018 and July/August 2019. It should also include the graduates that declined your offer as well.  We encourage employers to forward the e-mail to your employees as soon as possible to ensure we gain a sound representation of views across this group.

Employer Survey

The Employer Survey is designed to survey all New Zealand employers who hire graduates, no matter what capacity the graduate/s or youth are hired (i.e. entry level role or graduate programme). The survey collects data on a range of issues including: most used and most effective attraction strategies; what selection techniques an employer uses  and how employers keep in touch and onboard new graduates or youth into their organisation.

In order to participate, you simply need to complete the link sent out to each NZAGE member. The survey should take someone no longer than 10-20 minutes to complete. If you are not an NZAGE Employer Member and would like to participate in completing this survey please contact our Administrator to be added to the email invite list.

Internship Survey 

An intern is a university/tertiary level student who undertakes work experience while they are still studying. This work experience can be part-time or full-time (usually for a set period) and can be paid or unpaid. Typical internships include:

  • Summer internships and clerkships (between November and March)
  • Winter clerkships (between June and August)
  • Part-time co-op placements (throughout the year generally undertaken as part of studies to gain practical experience).

Please note this is not an exhaustive list. If you have any questions about whether your employees  qualify to complete the NZAGE Internship Survey please contact

The internship survey is to be sent to all of your interns who worked with you between October 2018 and July/August 2019.


Who else takes part?

A large number of New Zealand employers who regularly hire graduates, interns or offer clerkships as well as employers who recruit ad-hoc tertiary students into entry level roles.

The surveys are open to all member and non-member graduate and intern employers to complete. However, being an NZAGE member entitles you to a significant discount and members who have contributed to a survey will receive that survey free of charge.

Survey information is not made available for suppliers to the industry.

Contact if you would like to participate in the surveys today!


Industry specific graduate insight reports

Discover how your organisation is trending versus others in your industry.  The industry specific report provides insights from graduates who are currently working in graduate roles and offers feedback on attraction, selection and development.  By cutting the data by industry, you can ensure you are drawing insights directly from the organisations you are competing most closely with for graduate talent.