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About the Electra Group

Established in 1922 as an electricity network business based in the Horowhenua region, today the Electra Group owns, operates and invests in a portfolio of infrastructure and technology-driven businesses with a nationwide footprint.

Here are a few facts that show our commitment to our five core values of Safety, Respect, Professional, Accountable and Integrity.

  • We are 100% consumer-owned and have more than 44,000 consumers
  • We support our people in their professional development and qualifications; foster cross-skilling and aim to first select internal applicants for roles
  • In the last five years we have had a focus on traineeship programmes, we cross train existing employees and recruit into trainee programmes on average every two years
  • We have provided over $280m in sales discounts to our consumers in the last 28 years
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing is a key focus. We have numerous wellbeing initiatives to support our people being safe, healthy and well at work and at home
  • We are proud to, support and recruit a diverse range of people

What does this mean? It means an investment in our infrastructure and an investment in our people. We offer a broad range of roles from IT to Finance, Apprenticeships as Line Mechanics / Cable Jointers, through to Executive and Strategic positions to help the Electra Group grow.

With all of this in mind, why wouldn't you want to work for one of the regions most valued and respected organisations? We play a vital role in the areas economic and social development plans, so what are you waiting for?

Employee Spotlight

Meet Horst, one of our Control Room Operators. Horst sat down with us earlier this month to have a chat about his new role and life in New Zealand, having recently relocated from South Africa with his family.  Here are a few of our takeouts:

'Electra was very generous, helping with relocation assistance for my family and I, it set us up for a great start to our new lives in NZ.

'I appreciate the leadership style and management support, you're not micro-managed but left to do your job, with the ability to ask questions and be supported when you need it'.

'Because of Electra, I'm already enrolled in a new NZQA qualification Level 4 in Electricity Supply and Network Control, only 5 months into my role. Electra really value training and development; it makes you feel valued as a new employee from the get-go'.

'Electra is a forward-thinking company, setting the bar high for the way that work is completed in the industry. From tools to logical and simple processes, I'm so glad to be here'.

Workplace and Culture

Across the region, we strive to (and think we’re doing an excellent job) of making Electra a fun, inclusive, challenging, innovative and safe place to work!

We pride ourselves on our core values, of Safety, Respect, Professional, Accountable and Integrity, and these values flow through every facet of work we undertake.

We work hard, but we also love to have fun, from plentiful celebrations to Line Mechanic competitions, quiz nights and family fun days, we sure know how to come together.

Electra Benefits

We offer some great benefits and perks when working at Electra, See these below!

  • Training and Development 💻🌏

    The continued training and development of our staff keeps them motivated, challenged and keen to continue their employment with us!

    Alongside our Line Mechanic Traineeship, we have also facilitated more than 12 industry-related courses, and we’ve spent more than $13.4m in training our staff!

    What does this mean for you? The chance to hone your skills, learn new ones, and progress through the organisation.

  • Health and Wellbeing🏥♥

    At Electra, we’re committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our staff. Below, see what we offer, it’s pretty amazing!

    • Medical Insurance through Southern Cross to our employees, and discounts to their immediate families.

    • Southern Cross members can enjoy additional benefits from their Wellbeing
    partners, such as Specsavers, OPSM,
    Lumino the Dentists, Southern Cross Pet
    Insurance and many more.

    • Life Insurance cover – for our permanent staff members who work more than 15 hours per week.

    • Voluntary flu vaccinations for our employees are provided.

    • Bi-annual mole checks are available to our employees.

    • We offer an Employee Assistance Program to support our staff. We know that people navigate good times and bad times, our EAP program provides confidential counselling services and practical assistance to assist with mental and physical wellbeing struggles.

    • Introducing our “Fit for work” program – This approach prepares our field crews for the day through physical warm-ups and ensure complete recovery for those in physical jobs out in the field through physical warm-downs.

    • Other on-going wellbeing initiatives such as assisting with financial wellbeing. Employees have the opportunity to meet with a Financial Advisor to seek advice on reducing debt, investments, reviewing mortgage and interest rates, just to name a few.

    • Ergonomic work-stations and electronic standing desks are provided to suit everyone’s physical wellbeing.

  • A commitment to your safety🥽🦺

    We are committed to industry safety best practice and want to ensure you get home safely each and every day. We provide the most suitable and up-to-date PPE available to all of our field staff.

  • Competitive Remuneration💲💰

    We know that attracting and retaining the best talent in the market is tough. That is why we are committed to providing market-leading remuneration across our roles. Couple this with our regional locations and the affordable house pricing that comes with them, you’ll be well looked after.

  • Superannuation💲💰

    We offer Kiwisaver across the Electra Group with a company scheme tailored specifically to our staff.

  • Free on and off-site parking available 🚗👮‍♀️

  • Relocation 🏠✈

    Relocation assistance will be considered on a case by case basis.

At Electra, we are committed to living our values, check these out below.

25 Bristol Street
5510 Levin Directions 0212022809 View page


8011 Christchurch Directions


3204 Hamilton Directions

Levin Depot

12 Coventry Street
5510 Levin Directions 0212022809 View page


33 Tongariro Street
5032 Paraparaumu Directions 0212022809 View page


3330 Taupo Directions View page


100 Cameron Road
3110 Tauranga Directions

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