Graduate & Summer Internship Recruitment Process for 2020/2021

Want to know what our recruitment process looks like for Graduates and Summer Internships?

Have a read of our process (below) for this year’s 2020/2021 Graduate and Summer Internships for structural design engineers.

And if you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you! Visit our Grad & Summer Internship page to apply today!

Holmes Consulting Graduate & Summer Internship Recruitment Process


You can also download a pdf of our recruitment process here.

The Secret Life of Engineers Abroad

annie-scott-holmes-consultingAnnie Scott, Design Engineer here at Holmes Consulting, is currently based in Utrecht (Netherlands) after making the move 13 months ago when a once-in-a-life-time opportunity presented itself to join our newly created office in the land of cheese, clogs, canals, windmills, and tulips.

She credits the move to Europe as being hugely influential on both her professional and personal growth, after spending just over three years here at Holmes Consulting (in our Auckland office) starting out as a Graduate Structural Engineer back in 2015.

You can read all about Annie’s experience in the November issue of DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing here.

Engineering our Graduates for Technical Success

holmes-graduates-visit-the-fun-factoryLast week our Structures and Civil Structures Graduates met in Christchurch for Holmes Consulting’s annual two day Technical Grad Workshop.
Thursday our grads visited the ‘Fun Factory’ (aka Holmes Solutions) for a tour around their lab (and gym!) – if you’ve ever seen MythBusters then you’ll understand how exciting that lab is! The tour was led by Ben Scott, a Holmes Solutions graduated, our Holmes Consulting grads were all impressed by the awesome projects they’re working on.
Then on Friday it was a jam-packed day with a morning strategy session led by our Principal of Civils, Andrea Jarvis. Followed by technical sessions from Andy Thompson, Bruce Galloway, Deb Shearer, and John Booth. Last, but not least, Stuart Oliver presented on where Holmes is going and the technical challenges we’re facing and what’s in store for the future.
The two day Technical Grad Workshop is a challenging but highly engaging way for our graduates to come together, learn from our leaders here at Holmes, and immerse themselves more into all things engineering.
Thanks goes to all our leaders and presenters who helped make the workshop such a great success!

From Graduate to Structural Engineer

This month, Construction News spoke to our talented Structural Engineer, Laura Schwass, about what it was like when she first joined Holmes Consulting as a Graduate Engineer.  The thought of being able to work on The Arts Centre in Christchurch was the very reason Laura applied for our Holmes Consulting graduate programme. The project heavily involved the seismic strengthening and careful restoration of 23 Category One heritage buildings of Gothic Revival architectural style – it’s possibly one of New Zealand’s biggest heritage restoration projects, and one of the largest projects of its type anywhere in the world!

You can read more about Laura’s story here.

Week of Engineering Fun

Awesome fun during the recent Week of Engineering. Our visiting students designed structures out of spaghetti, marshmallows, skewers and wine gums (holding up an egg!), and then they put them to the test on the @Holmes Solutions shake table.


Check it out in this short vid: Week of Engineering.

WelTec Open Day

 Good times at the WelTec open day this week, talking to people exploring a potential career in drafting and BIM. If you’re interested in a drafting cadetship at Holmes, you can visit our cadet information page right here.

Join us! Find out about Life@Holmes

 We love working here, so we put a short clip together to tell you about it – take a look at this video, Get in touch if you’d like to know more!