New Graduates

Counties Manukau Health is a well-known as a great place for teaching and innovation. We offer new graduate programmes for different professions.  Kick start your career with us at Counties Manukau Health.

Resident Medical Officers

NoRTH, a division of The Northern Regional Alliance Ltd, supports your House Officer or Registrar medical career from initial employment through your training to become a Senior Medical Officer, and is your gateway to employment in the Auckland Region. Visit


Building Your Career – Counties Manukau Health are committed to making our graduate nurses feel supported.  Our senior nurses and your preceptors have all been where you are.  They know the organisation inside out and understand the challenges and opportunities.

The support on the programme allows you to focus on integrating into the nursing profession from a student to Registered Nurse.  You will be offered new clinical experiences in a supportive environment that will grow your confidence, knowledge, skills and career.


The CM Health midwifery new graduate programme is highly sought after by new graduate midwives and aims to consolidate the knowledge and practice of the new graduate midwife by providing a safe and supportive environment. The CM Health 15 month midwifery graduate programme consists of three five-month placements: Maternity Wards North and South (high risk antenatal/postnatal), Birthing & Assessment, and either a Primary Birthing Unit OR the DHB Community Midwives in Lambie Drive (antenatal and postnatal case loading excluding intrapartum).

The CM Health midwifery new graduate programme offers one week general orientation as a group, followed by two weeks supernumerary working with a designated preceptor in the clinical area. At the beginning of the second and third rotation the midwife graduate is again allocated a preceptor for two weeks. A Midwife Coordinator manages the programme and co-facilitates the orientation and the four midwifery graduate study days over the 15 month period. Applications for the January intake open in September, for the April intake in January and for the August intake in June.

Voluntary Bonding Scheme is an incentive payment scheme that has been introduced by the Government to reward midwifery graduates who agree to work in hard-to-staff areas. Click here for more information.

Allied Health

Physiotherapy, social work, occupational therapy and speech language therapy all provide rotational positions for new graduate staff. Occupational therapy in Mental Health provides a new graduate programme where employees are given the opportunity to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Health (Allied Mental Health) through Victoria University of Wellington. Occupational therapy also provides an advanced rotation for more experienced staff. Dietitians are in the process of developing rotational positions. All staff enjoy regular supervision and there is a commitment to on-going education. Performance development reviews are an annual occurrence for all staff, with rotational staff completing a new review for each rotation. Strong links with professional bodies are maintained through the professional leaders. Links with tertiary providers are strengthened by a robust student placement scheme for all professions.