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Graduate Programme

Your adventure starts with Fonterra.

The Fonterra Graduate Programme has been running for over 40 years and has seen the success of many individuals who have contributed significantly to Fonterra's achievements, including members of our Senior Fonterra Management Team.

When it comes to our graduate programme 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.

Applications for the 2020 programme have now closed.

Applications for the 2021 programme will open in the first half of 2020

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Fonterra's Graduate Programmes


We recognise that the success of our company depends on our people, and we are committed to offering you a unique, challenging and exciting experience in an environment where your contribution and ideas are welcomed.


With a constant focus on innovation and improvement, we are constantly challenging boundaries and finding new ways of working towards our purpose of being the world’s most trusted source of dairy nutrition.


We have three programmes to choose from, Business, Technical and Agri-Business. All endeavor to give you a breadth of experience across our organisation.

The diversity of what we do creates numerous opportunities for a rewarding and challenging start to your career.

Business Programme

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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Technical Programme

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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Business Internship Programme

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

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Agri-Business Programme

Our Farm Source team are  all about connecting with and supporting our farmers - in the community, on-farm, and in-store, we bring the collective strength of the Fonterra Co-op to help our farmers.

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We'd love to hear from you - call 0800 JOBS FONTERRA or email Fonterra.jobs @ fonterra.com