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Junior Design Engineer Education Programme

Please follow this link for more details about the work and application process.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

Education Programme

The Junior Design Engineer Education Programme (JDEEP) is the name of the two year training programme which offers participants practical work experience and research and development related courses.

This programme brings together all our emerging engineers to build networks of relationships, understand related disciplines in product development, including DSP, Software, Digital Hardware, RF, Systems Engineering, DFM and Testing. Also learned are skills in speaking, chairing meetings and co-ordinating the work of peers!

Tait also offers:

Scholarship Opportunities


Tait Ltd Undergraduate Scholarship

One or more scholarships are available each year to full-time students enrolled for the 3rd Pro year of the degree of BE(Hons) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

These are available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Provided suitable positions are available, Tait may offer scholarship holders paid employment during the summer holidays following the tenure of the award.

Value: $5,000

Tenure: one year

Closing date: 31 March

Tait Ltd Research Fellowships

Tait provides the funds for these fellowships with income from donations, for the purpose of encouraging research in electrical and electronic engineering.

One or more fellowships are available each year for Masters or PhD research in electrical and electronic engineering that is relevant to Tait.Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.


$15,000 per annum (Masters)

$30,000 per annum (PhD)

Tenure: one year (Masters), three years (PhD)

Closing date: 1 November

Steven Bly Memorial Scholarship In Electrical And Electronic Engineering (Undergraduate)

This scholarship is offered by Tait in memory of former Tait employee Steven Bly, to recognise his many contributions to the company particularly in the field of digital radio research. Steven lost his life on the slopes of Mt Rolleston pursuing one of his great loves, mountaineering.

He was a former student and lecturer in the University of Canterbury Electrical and Electronic Engineering department, with interests in digital signal processing and its application to RF communications.

One scholarship is offered annually, open to full-time students enrolled in the second or third professional year of BE(Hons) at the university's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens.

Value: $1,500

Tenure: one year

Closing date: 31 March

More Information

How to apply - Applications for the scholarship and fellowships should be made through the University of Canterbury. View the Scholarships section of their website for details.


We have a long history of providing successful summer internships to undergraduate students from throughout New Zealand. In our 2018 intake, 100% of our summer interns said that they would recommend an internship with us, and that they would consider a career or another internship with Tait Communications.

The programme, which runs every year from November to February, offers students an excellent opportunity to get involved in a variety of research and design related projects, and gain valuable work experience. All of our projects focus around real life technical problems that our engineering teams face, and provide students with the opportunity to work alongside experienced engineers, making meaningful contributions that have a tangible impact on our business.

Tait summer internships are in partnership with Callaghan Innovation. To be eligible, students must:

  • Be studying, or have recently completed, an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or qualification at NZQA level 7-10. If study has been completed, the closing date of your final semester should be less than 6 months ago.
  • Be studying science, technology, engineering, design or business at a New Zealand tertiary education institute.
  • Be legally permitted to work in New Zealand.
  • Not have been previously employed at the business unless part-time or temporary.
  • Not have undertaken more than two Experience Grant internships with the same business.

Projects are advertised in August/September each year and applications can be made online at that time.

Benefits and opportunities at Tait

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New Zealand Benefits

We offer a range of employee benefits, including medical insurance, profit sharing, and relocation support.

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