Technical Graduate Programme


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Do you have a 4 year degree with an Engineering, Food Technology, Science or Environment Focus?  Then the Fonterra Technical Programme (FGTP) could be for you! The Technical Programme will see you travelling around New Zealand experiencing the whole business in your first few months of starting. Our current grads have named this their ‘Fon-Tiki tour’ what an adventure!  As you experience our sites learning more about our innovative products, processes and people you will see our customers and consumers are at the heart of everything we do.  


Are you technically minded? Do you love to understand how things work and why?  Do you have a degree with an engineering, environment or science focus?  

Fonterra offers a vast range of opportunities in the Engineering sector, where new technologies & processes are fundamentally reshaping the way we engage, interact, and do business.  Here is just a taste of some of the roles you could find yourself in; 

  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Optimisation Analyst 
  • Advanced Process Control Engineer
  • Engineering Portfolio Analyst
  • Process Design Technologist
  • Continuous Improvement Engineer


Do you have an eye for detail?  Is innovation, investigation and continious improvement what drives you?  Do you have a degree with a focus in Science, Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology, Nutrition or Environment?  

If you want to apply your passion for science in a practical way then Fonterra can offer a vast range of career oppportunities.  Take pride in knowing that you're helping to re-define the future of dairy by embracing the best in technology, innovation, and new business models to unlock the power of Fonterra. Here is just a taste of some of the roles you could find yourself in;

  • Research and Development Technologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Product Technologist
  • Food Safety and Quality Specialist
  • Sustainable Dairying Advisor

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