We want you!

  • Are you looking to start your nursing career within the hospital, primary or aged and residential care settings in the Capital  Coast district?
  • Are you a Māori or Pacific graduate? Looking after our Māori and Pacific populations is a priority for Capital Coast, and this is reflected in equitable employment opportunities for nurses who identify as Māori and Pacific.


Employment opportunities 

Capital Coast employs graduate nurses throughout the year through the NETP programme. The programme has start dates in January and August and you can be employed prior to these dates and join the programme.

You will be employed on a permanent contract to coincide with the programme start dates and work in one of your chosen practice settings. Contracts are either 32 or 36 hours per week (depending on whether the area works 8 - 12 hour shifts). 


If you are a New Zealand (NZ) trained registered nurse who has completed a Bachelor of Nursing in NZ (or are about to), we invite you to apply via Advanced Choice or Employment (ACE). To be eligible to apply to ACE the following criteria applies:

  • either be a NZ or Australian Citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa or a Returning Resident Visa
  • be in the final year of a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) leading to registration as a RN or be awarded a BN degree approved by the NCNZ leading to registration as a RN no longer than 24 months before starting on a NETP/NESP programme.
  • you must have completed your BN degree in NZ and have passed your state final exam no more than 2 years prior to starting on a NETP/NESP programme. You therefore have up to four opportunities to apply via ACE provided you still meet all eligibility criterions each time you apply
  • you must have not practised as a NZ RN continuously (full time 0.8FTE or more) for longer than six months before starting on the NETP programme.

If you do not meet the above eligibility requirements for your Visa or residency, please contact Steph White directly

What Capital Coast offers

As a teaching hospital, continuing nursing education is supported through the senior nursing team in your area and through clinical load sharing and support from the NETP Coordinator and Clinical Coach

We have a Māori and Pacific Equity Workforce Pathway outlining academic, cultural and mentoring support to ensure your success. There is also a Māori and Pacific Nurse Leaders group to fast track your progression.

Aim of NETP Programme

The aim of the NETP programme is to support graduates with professional development to transition from graduate to competent registered nurse.

Capital Coast offers a postgraduate paper within the NETP programme and on successful completion of the programme graduates demonstrate competent nursing practice as evidenced in a Professional Development and Recognition programme (PDRP) portfolio.

*******Important update***************

In response to recent research about the challenges of balancing postgraduate study within NETP, feedback from our current graduates and clinical management, Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley will not be offering a postgraduate paper as part of the NETP Programme from January 2023.  It is not a decision made lightly and we apologise for the late notice in communicating this with you, particularly as ACE applications close.  We will be supporting the professional development of NETP nurses with an in-house programme focused on assessments, transition skills and area specific education.


If you would like to discuss this further or it affects your application, then please be in touch with Steph White or Phoenix Ahomiro (Capital, Coast) or Zoe Arthurs (Hutt Valley)


Data below shows numbers of new graduates employed into the NETP and Nursing Entry to Specialty Practice (NESP) intakes since 2017.

 NETPNESPTotal per year

August 2022

January 2022






165 YTD

August 2021 

January 2021

Total 2021


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January 2019

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January 2018

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January 2017
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NETP Programme opportunities

The number of places on the NETP programme varies based on protected roles and vacancies across the Hospital, Primary Healthcare, and Aged and Residential care settings.

How to apply

We invite you to apply via ACE (https://nursing.acenz.net.nz/). It's important to apply correctly so please follow the ACE instructions carefully.

You can select up to 5 practice areas of interest in your ACE application. Please also indicate your preferred area in your cover letter and why it appeals.

We try hard to match you to your preferred practice area even if that area is not currently recruiting. We will consider you for other roles and discuss this with you prior to appointment. We also have a talent pool so you will be considered for other graduate roles throughout the year.

Voluntary Bonding Scheme 

Graduates working in eligible hard to staff areas such as Aged and Residential Care can register for the Voluntary Bonding Scheme via the Ministry of Health website https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/health-workforce/voluntary-bonding-scheme.  Successful candidates are eligible for additional payments of up to $14,165 after tax.  Hard to staff areas currently include Aged and Residential Care, District nursing, Practice nursing within Maori or Pacific providers.  These will be updated in 2023 along with any changes to eligibility, practice areas and terms and conditions.  Registrations are expected to open early in 2023. 

Expected January 2023 NETP recruitment areas are:

Please use this information when selecting your practice area preferences within your application.  If there is an area of particular interest to you then you can identify this in your cover letter.  The ACE practice areas are listed below, the particular employing areas within each is listed.  Additional practice areas may be added during the recruitment process.  Likely practice areas include:

  • Cardiac Care: 6 South (Heart and Lung Unit)
  • Emergency and Trauma: Emergency Department
  • Health of Older People: Acute Frailty Unit, Ward 4 Kenepuru, Ward 5 Kenepuru
  • Intensive Care: Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical: Ward 6 East, Medical Assessment and Planning Unit (MAPU), Dialysis Unit (across Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kenepuru), 5 South (General Medical), Gastroenterology
  • Neonatal: NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
  • Oncology: Ward 5 North (Oncology, Haematology, Renal), Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre
  • Paediatrics: Ward 1, Ward 2
  • Perioperative (Theatre): Second Stage Recovery/Surgical Admissions Unit(SSR/SAU), Operating Theatres (Wellington) Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)
  • Surgical: 7 North (General Surgery), 7 South (neuroscience), Ward 6 North (Orthopaedics and Urology), Ward 7 (Kenepuru Hospital), Surgical Assessment and Planning Unit
  • Women's Health: 4 North Gynae

The Interview

Interviews for the January 2023 NETP Programme are October 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st

All interviews will be face to face on site at Wellington Hospital.  Please be in touch with Steph White in advance of your interview if you are unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms


Interview invitation

Invitations to interview at CCDHB will be emailed, with a short acceptance/reply time frame. 

All interviews will be face to face on site at Wellington Hospital.  Please be in touch with Steph White in advance of your interview if you are unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms

Information will be sent to you with the invitation about how to prepare for your interview. 

NETP Programme Start

Successful applicants will commence the January 2023 NETP Programme on January 17th, 2023. Recruitment into the NETP programme is ongoing throughout the year through the ACE talent pool. 


We want you to work with us so please contact us for further information about the NETP Programme and recruitment via our NETP website or through the NETP Coordinators:

Steph White

NETP Coordinator     

Phone: 04 806 0545 or 027 271 8761  

Email: steph.white@ccdhb.org.nz

Phoenix Ahomiro

NETP Coordinator and Cultural Support

Phone: 04 806 2377 or 027 620 9674

Email: phoenix.ahomiro@ccdhb.org.nz 

Amelia Spring

NETP Clinical Coach

Phone: 027 2729119 

Email: Amelia.Spring@ccdhb.org.nz 









Last updated 8 September 2022.