Fonterra's Apprenticeship Programme

Combining the opportunity to learn and grow far beyond your core apprenticeship, across a wide variety of disciplines within our Co-operative and all from a starting point in regional New Zealand. The Fonterra Apprenticeship Programme offers many benefits that come from being part of the world’s largest dairy exporter and New Zealand’s largest employer. 

We are creating futures together.

Scope and Scale:

When you join our apprentice programme you're not just learning a trade. Here's the full range of opportunities:


Different Apprentice Disciplines

One intake annually 


Manufacturing Sites in New Zealand

Jobs located from Northland to Southland


Roles in New Zealand manufacturing

Lots of potential career paths to follow

Applications open in August 

Keep an eye on our Careers site or Fonterra Early Careers page on Facebook.

If you want to know more about our amazing apprenticeship programmes in New Zealand, please see the links below for more information: 

More information about our Apprenticeships here.

Frequently asked questions here.

Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship in one of our four Apprenticeship Programmes at Fonterra!

Is an Apprenticeship with Fonterra right for you?  

Mechanical Apprenticeship
Fleet Apprenticeship
Electrical Apprenticeship
Dairy Processing Apprenticeship

Need to Know:


Years old to apply (min)

2½ - 4

Years to complete, depending on apprenticeship

NZQA Accredited

Level 3 and Level 4 Qualification