We’re New Zealand’s Navy, Air Force and Army. Together we protect New Zealand’s interests at sea, safeguard peace and stability within our neighbouring regions and further afield, and help others in times of need with agile air operations across the world.
This could mean fighting alongside our allies in a combat zone, helping safeguard peace and stability in a war-torn country, or going in after a natural disaster and helping save lives and rebuild communities. Or it could see us doing search and rescue, or boarding a suspected pirate vessel. It’s impossible to detail everything we do because it’s so varied. That’s why it’s so rewarding.
Whether you want to be in the thick of the action, at the helm of a vehicle, or running things from behind the scenes, a Defence career means you’ll get world class training to become a specialist in your chosen field – and best of all, we’ll not only train you on the job from scratch, but we’ll pay you to do it.