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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

    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.

  • Internships


    We have a long history of providing sucessful summer student project work to undergraduates tertiary students from throughout New Zealand.

    The programme, run every year, offers students an excellent opportunity to get involved in a variety of Tait projects and gain valuable work experience. Hosted mainly in our Research & Development Group projects best suit undergraduate tertiary students in the Engineering, Science & Technical fields, who are approaching the final year of their degree.

    Summer Student projects are normally set up according to the Technology for Industry Fellowships (TIF) regulations with the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology. You can familiarise yourself with these regulations at the FRST website.

    The summer student projects will be advertised in August/September each year and applications can be made online at that time.

    To ensure you are kept up to date with these exciting opportunities please register your details with us.

    Tait summer student applicants must be legally able to work in New Zealand.

    Register your interest

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