Graduate careers

Your adventure starts with Fonterra.

At Fonterra we truly believe we can develop future thought leaders by providing them the best experience at the beginning of their careers. To support this, we’re introducing a graduate program here in Australia – a unique, challenging and exciting experience in an environment where your contribution and ideas are welcomed.

When it comes to our graduate program we aim to attract, recruit and select a diverse group of graduates. Embedding diversity and inclusion in our culture is crucial to our long-term success, as well as being the right thing to do to support our people and our communities.

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Program structure and key dates.

From here to everywhere

We have three streams to choose from: Business, Sales, and Supply Chain & Operations. This program runs for 24 months with rotations every six months, providing you a breadth of experience across our organisation.

You’ll be exposed to different parts of the business and will receive plenty of learning opportunities during our time with us. 

Recruitment Process

Applications open 25 March 2019 with offers being made by May 2019.

If your initial application is successful, you’ll be invited to participate in different recruitment stages that may include: online testing, video interviews, assessment centres, face-to-face interviews, and pre-employment checks. 


To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Final year of undergraduate studies by the time of the application or within two years of graduation
  • Have a credit average of 65 or higher at the time of application
  • Hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency

All graduates from all disciplines are eligible to apply if they meet the requirements above.

Graduate profile

We are looking for graduates who can:

  • Demonstrate customer focus
  • Actively develop and grow their skills
  • Plan and prioritise to meet assigned commitments
  • Collaborate
  • Be flexible
  • Value difference
  • Drive vision and purpose
  • Be self-aware


As we provide opportunities in different parts of the business, we encourage graduates from all disciplines to apply.

Further information

If you have further questions please contact us at 

We look forward to receiving your application.


Business Stream

We’re re-defining the future of dairy by embracing the best in technology, innovation and new business models to unlock the power of Fonterra.

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Sales & Customer Service Stream

As a global leader in dairy nutrition, our programme gives you the opportunity to develop the technical and leadership skills required to be successful in your career.

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Operations & Supply Chain

We’re cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within our organisation, and you can be a part of it!

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We'd love to hear from you - call +61 3 8541 1588 or email