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Opportunities for New Graduates

We have unique New Graduate pathways for those who share our values and vision to support happier and healthier communities. If you are a student or looking to graduate soon, this is the perfect opportunity to start your career as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, or Psychologist. 

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New Graduate Allied Health

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New Graduate Psychology

"The opportunity to enable better lives is the reason I became a physiotherapist, so learning about APM's values and mission struck a chord with me. I am so excited to work with a variety of people in their everyday work and home environments, and collaborate with a fantastic team to problem-solve for a plan." - Genevieve Sahlie, Physiotherapist

Allied Health New Graduate Programme

What to expect...

APM's Allied Health New Graduate Programme is a two-year, structured, clinical training programme designed to kickstart your career as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist. This programme allows you to work with a wide range of clients with a variety of clinical presentations.

Following your induction with the new graduate cohort, you will join APM therapists in the field to shadow assessments and follow up rehabilitation, with opportunities to complete referrals with support from your team. When you are ready, you will progress to working autonomously and build your caseload. Support and training are provided by your Team Leader, Clinical Advisors, and the wider team.

This includes:

  • Formal supervision
  • Documentation training
  • Post graduate study      
  • Group education sessions
  • Assessment training
  • Cultural training

Is this the right programme for me?

If you're looking for an opportunity to build a strong foundation in your clinical career, this is a perfect programme for you. With APM, you'll gain broad experience across a variety of rehabilitation contracts. You'll be well supported as you grow as a clinician, explore your interests, and increase your skillset. We are looking for motivated individuals seeking an opportunity for learning and growth to become valuable contributors to our team. We are now accepting applications.

You’ll get:

• a competitive base salary of $55,000                                       • laptop and smartphone

• company car with some personal use                                      • full training, professional guidance and support for post-grad study

Register your interest

This programme is available in a range of locations. 

"The Allied Health New Graduate programme is a great opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment as a new therapist, and gives you with the ability to branch out into other contracts of interest. I'm looking forward to making a positive difference and to learn from such an experienced team to become a well-rounded therapist." - Stevie West, Occupational Therapist

New Graduate Psychology Programme

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Learn to manage complex and challenging cases through structured support from our team of skilled inter-disciplinary clinicians. Our New Graduate Psychology Programmes provide an opportunity to build a strong foundation for your career as a rehabilitation specialist.

APM is an organisation dedicated to the excellent delivery of bi-cultural and diverse contextual interventions. Our Te Tai Tikanga Māori team provides strategic guidance from a governance level, and we offer further support through our Kaitakawaenga Tikanga (cultural advisor - Māori) and cultural panel. Through tailored cultural guidance and expertise from subject matter experts, you will develop the skills and experience to deliver culturally responsive services that optimise client independence and re-engagement with daily life.

APM offers two specialist pathways to those who have completed both their degree and internship:

Mātanga Tinana - Clinical Programme

In this programme, you will work in a multi-disciplinary team to support clients' recovery with a variety of mental health presentations. This includes working on specialist services such as pain, injury recovery, and mental injury assessment.

New Graduate Registered Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists and Educational Psychologists are welcome to apply for the Mātanga Tinana pathway.

Mātanga Hinengaro - Neuropsychology Programme

This programme provides an opportunity to gain experience in assessing and rehabilitating mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injuries and other neurological conditions.

New Graduate Clinical Psychologists and New Graduate Clinical Neuropsychologists are welcome to apply for the Mātanga Hinengaro pathway. Consideration will be given to applicants with up to 4 years postgraduate experience.

What we offer...

  • Working in a supportive multidisciplinary team focused on delivering evidence-based services aligned with the biopsychosocial model of health
  • Generous continued professional development fund accessible
  • Cultural guidance for engaging with diverse populations effectively
  • Fully funded annual registration and professional body memberships
  • Flexibility in working from the office, at home and in the community
  • Salary band $75,500- $78,000 per annum, bonus structure, vehicle (some personal use) and tools for your trade supplied
  • Tailored in-house training, mentorship, and supervision to support your development

Register your interest

Applications open in April to commence the following March.

Applications are limited to psychology graduates based in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Dunedin, Waikato and Whangarei. You must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident living permanently in New Zealand to apply.  APM do not fund university costs.


Benefits of working at APM

Being part of the APM team is fulfilling and rewarding. We strive to be an employer of choice by prioritising the wellbeing and growth of our people.

We've created a flexible and supportive workplace to enable a work/life balance that works for you. We invest in benefits to support our people to provide the best possible service to our clients.

Our core values support our mission of enabling better lives and are reflected in our work and the outcomes we achieve. 



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