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Careers

Aviation

Take to the skies and help protect New Zealand's people, assets and allies.

Life in an Aviation role

Aviation requires complex machinery, attention to detail, hard work and a great team spirit. What you do (or don't do) directly affects the lives of others. It's this sense of responsibility and duty that will drive you to become the best.

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Push yourself higher

You'll be amazed at what an Aviation role will demand of you – and also the level of professionalism you're capable of.

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Benefits and allowances

There are many additional benefits to being in the Defence Force, that will make your money go further.

For example, on top of your basic salary you can expect ‘Military Factor’. This provides you with significant extra financial rewards because of the commitment you’ve made to serve your country.

Free medical and dental
Access to subsidised equipment on base
Subsidised food on base
Competitive superannuation, up to 4% with KiwiSaver
Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels
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