Power Careers Events

Internships and Graduates Convention

This annual event allows students to meet recent graduate engineers and experienced representatives from the electricity industry and discuss career opportunities and pathways for future engineers. Power companies recruit engineers from all disciplines and all engineering students are welcome.

For more information about Career pathways in Electrical engineering, check this page!


The 2023 Power Internships and Graduates Convention will be held Thursday 27 July. More details will be released in due course.


Past events


Careers Convention

The 2022 Careers Convention was held on Thursday 28th July in the Engineering Core. The event included an expo of company stands with seventeen Aruhiko - PEET member companies, followed by industry talks and networking. The expo was well attended with approximately 200 or more students coming from a variety of engineering disciplines.

The evening saw inspiring talks from senior engineers and managers in the industry,  Campbell Hammond (Edison Consulting), Yanosh Irani (Meridian Energy) and Andrew Renton (Transpower). This was followed by a Graduate and Young Engineers Panel which gave students the opportunity to ask questions and gain some valuable insights about entering the industry. Students had the option to attend the talks and panel online and face to face.

The evening concluded with pizzas and the opportunity for students and industry to network.


Careers Convention 

The 2021 Power Careers Convention was held on Thursday 29th July with 10 companies having stands in the Engineering Core from 4pm to 5.10pm. This was followed by talks in Lecture theatre E7 from industry members Anna Li (Transpower) Mark Appleman (Mainpower) & Rebecca Tjaberings (WSP) as well as a panel of graduates and young engineersThe evening concluded with pizza in the Engineering Core which was another opportunity for students and industry members to network.

Company sessions (online or face-to-face):  10 company sessions were hosted on 29th & 30th July. In addition, each Friday during August we had different companies host sessions. 


The 2020 Power Careers Event was held from 22 to 24 July with about 120 students attending one or more events.

Careers Convention 

Held Wednesday 22 July from 5 pm, including 10 speakers online and about 70 attendees (online or in the lecture theatre). The programme included two keynote speakers, Karl Schicker (Mitton ElectroNet) and Yanosh Irani (Meridian Energy), as well as a panel of recruitment specialists and a panel of young engineers. Download the 2020 Power Careers Convention Programme. The convention was followed by pizza and a chance for those who attended in-person to network.

Company sessions 

Held 23 and 24 July, online and in meeting rooms, students were able to attend 30-minute session with 11 different companies (25 sessions available in total and about 50 different industry representatives).


2019 Power Career Day was held Tuesday 30 July, in the Engineering Core, and consisted of two sessions:

Career Expo

11.00 am to 4.00 pm - Engineering Core Foyer

About 200 students met delegates at 14 Industry members' stands, to learn about the industry, job opportunities and summer placements.

Career Convention & Scholarship Awards

4.30pm to 6.30pm - E5 Lecture Theatre, Engineering Core

About 80 students and 20 industry representatives attended the talks to learn about the exciting opportunities and challenges for the electricity industry, and hear individual Programme - Power Career Day 2019. EPECentre Scholarships were awarded during the evening. This was followed by refreshments and a chance to network.