Whether you’re just starting out at university, or a recent engineering graduate looking to expand your network, we’ve got groups designed to support you at every stage of your career.

Student Engineers

Engineering students are the future of the profession. That’s why we want to help you get connected right from the word go with free student membership. Becoming an Engineering New Zealand Student Member automatically gives you access to events run throughout the country at various university institutions. If you want to be the leading voice at your tertiary institution, you can become a Student Engineers New Zealand Representative.

Student engineers New Zealand rep

Our Student Engineers Reps organise presentations, workshops and networking events for the wider engineering student body. They also:

  • attend local Branch meetings
  • represent students at events
  • liaise with National Office for funding for events, and other engineering issues 
As well as this, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the wider engineering profession and develop your confidence and self-esteem.

We currently have reps at the following tertiary institutions:

ARA

Aspire2

AUT

Massey Albany

Massey Palmerston North

MIT

NMIT

Northtec

Otago Polytechnic

Toi Ohomai

Unitec

University of Auckland

University of Canterbury

University of Waikato

Victoria University Wellington

Weltec

Wintec

WITT

To find out more about how you can volunteer your time, contact us.

Young Engineers

Networking is a great way to progress your career. Our young engineers groups give you the opportunity to meet with peers to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and build lifelong friendships. Run by volunteers, the groups promote engineering and organise events in their local area. If you're an Engineering New Zealand member under the age of 35, you're automatically part of our young engineers network.

Young Engineers Committee

The young engineers groups are represented and organised by a voluntary committee of representatives from across New Zealand. There are so many reasons why you should volunteer your time. As a committee member you'll:

  • gain new skills, knowledge and networks
  • open yourself to new career prospects and opportunities
  • create a community of friends and peers
  • gain a greater understanding of the engineering profession
Young engineers committees are generally made up of a regional chair, a treasurer, a secretary and between 2–8 committee members. Regional chairs work with their committees to organise site visits, networking events and workshops, among other social activities. They also:

  • attend regional branch meetings
  • recruit new committee members
  • provide leadership to their young engineers groups

Current Young Engineer Regional Chairs

Kishan Seger – Auckland

Darren Jurgens – Northland

Shay Kumar – Bay of Plenty

Brenton Easson – Southland

Ben Exton – Canterbury

Akanksha Biradar – Taranaki

Sarisha Hurrisunker – Central Otago

Vinish Prakash – Waikato

Jonathon Kemp – Dunedin

Josh Smith – Whanganui

David Plowman – Hawkes Bay

Hayden Sander – Wellington

Warren Uys – Manawatu

Emma Wardle – West Coast

Rory Weston – Nelson/Marlborough

We’re always on the lookout for talented engineering graduates to become part of our regional committees. If you would like to be involved, contact us

To keep up to date with all the events happening out in the regions, check out the Young Engineers New Zealand Facebook page.