ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Māori Graduate Lawyer - AMP - Auckland

About the role

We are seeking a passionate and driven Māori law graduate to join AMP for a 2-year fixed-term opportunity to support the wider Legal & Governance team with the implementation of initiatives which drive business strategy.

On a day-to-day basis, the successful grad can expect to apply their legal qualification to a broad range of business initiatives and projects, including wealth management products, commercial contracts, information technology and digital transformation. The Graduate Lawyer would be supported by the wider Legal & Governance team to learn, develop, and grow in a safe and collaborative environment.

The successful Graduate Lawyer can expect to be supported with their professional legal studies (College of Law NZ), membership to Te Hunga Rōiā, and provided access to mentoring and learning opportunities through external legal firms.


We’re looking for:

  • Recent graduate of Bachelor of Laws or equivalent,
  • Passion for the law and a commitment to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi,
  • Ability to balance commercial and legal judgement with business risk to provide good business outcomes,
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.


Our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te whakaute hei paparahi, kia toitū tea ao hurihuri nei, Care is the foundation of living a meaningful and sustainable life.

We are passionate about providing access and opportunities to Māori to help them feel at home, engaged and able to achieve at AMP. Together, we will work towards empowering Māori voices in our profession and making a positive impact on our community, as we believe in empowering Māori voices and actively demonstrating leadership and unwavering commitment to uplifting Māori at AMP.

As part of our dedication to Te Reo Language and Te Ao Māori culture and our continued commitment to the Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, we have implemented and empowered the following initiatives:

  • Te Reo Integration: promotion of Te Reo Māori in our workplace by encouraging understanding of creation stories and fostering a personal connection through Pepeha. We strive to enhance the use of Te Reo both in our business and in our employees' personal lives.
  • Collaboration with our Māori partner Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Tītahi Ki Tua (Student Māori Association): We work closely with AUT to support their ongoing learning journey and contribute to their fundraising needs. We foster a collaborative environment that ensures we can deliver valuable support to Tītahi Ki Tua and their initiatives.
  • Paid Internships: We offer paid internships to support the development of Tītahi Ki Tua students, providing them with valuable hands-on experience and mentorship. We believe in investing in the future of Māori professionals and providing them with the tools to succeed.
  • Tangata Whenua Partnership: We have developed a relationship with the local Tangata Whenua, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, and collaborated on naming and blessing our Tuia office (Auckland). This partnership signifies our commitment to fostering connections with the local community and embracing Māori cultural values.
  • Pūrākau and Whakataukī: We have developed our own Pūrākau (stories) and whakataukī (proverbs) to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of Māori culture. These narratives form the foundation of our cultural ethos and guide our actions.
  • Supporting Māori Business: We actively connect our work to an emerging Māori business, providing them with a platform to showcase their art. Through this collaboration, we establish a stronger bond and promote the growth of Māori entrepreneurship.
  • Cultural Competency Consultation: We engage with Maurea Consulting, a local Iwi business, to enhance our understanding of cultural competency and Te Kaa (Māori protocols). This partnership enables us to develop a deep appreciation for Māori values and ensures that our actions align with the aspirations of Māori communities.
  • Inclusion and Community: We have established the Māori rōpū (alongside Pasifika and Philippine groups) to encourage community and cultural participation within our organisation. This group fosters an inclusive environment that values diversity and celebrates Māori culture.
  • Education on Te Tiriti o Waitangi: We are committed to educating our people about Te Tiriti o Waitangi, its significance, and its application in our legal profession. This knowledge is essential to foster a culturally aware and inclusive workplace.


Who we are

As one of Aotearoa’s oldest companies, AMP has a rich history. We're a leading provider of KiwiSaver, helping our clients to determine the best strategies to reach their financial goals. We also offer a range of general insurance products to help provide financial security, including house, car, contents, and travel insurance.

Our purpose – helping people create their tomorrow – describes why we exist and our commitment to customers, partners, the community, and other key stakeholders. At the heart of everything we do is our commitment to deliver strong and sustainable outcomes for our customers, to help them get where they want to go in life.

We recognise the vital role business needs to play to support our communities. That’s a key part of who we are and what we do. We’re proud to be:

  • Rainbow Tick certified
  • Living Wage accredited
  • Toitū net carbonzero certified
  • Partner of mental health charity Voices of Hope. 


View full job description and apply online.

Job closing extended to 19 September.