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.
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.
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. The world is changing at an exponential rate as a result of consumer preferences, technology, environmental and geopolitical shifts. This is your opportunity to play a part in the future of our cooperative.
Our Business Programme offers the choice of core streams to build your functional capability aligned to your interests or qualifications.
Typically you will complete four 6 month rotations. Each rotation has you moving to best experience our business which means there is the potential for you to spend time at anyone of our sites throughout New Zealand!
Rest assured – no matter what function you join – you’ll be provided with plenty of support along the way. You’ll be working alongside experts in the field and developing skills and knowledge to give you a solid foundation to build your career.
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.
You will learn from the best in the industry while also gaining insight into market-leading innovation and technology.
The Fonterra Graduate Technical Programme (FGTP) is best suited to engineering, environmental, food technology and science graduates.
We require a 4-year degree (minimum) as it’s a pre-requisite to completing your Masters in Dairy Science and Technology which is a key part of our programme offering.
Our Graduates are true adventurers! They enjoy moving around the country and experiencing the innovation and world-leading technology that Fonterra has to offer.