Careers stories

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A day in the life of a Tanker Operator

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a Tanker Operator is like? Take a look at the video to see how a day goes for our Lower South Island Milk Collection team based at our Edendale depot.

November 22, 2021


Fonterra scientists inspiring the next generation

A team of six scientists from Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre (FRDC) headed along to the Girl-Powered Workshop on recently to ‘wow’ local students with science.

November 11, 2021


Women taking the wheel

Diversity is a very important part of Fonterra and we’re always on the look-out for more women to get behind the wheel of our tankers

October 14, 2021

Early Careers

Pushing boundaries in a Fonterra apprenticeship

Dana is an apprentice Service Technician at our Darfield Service Centre, which means she gets stuck in with the heavy stuff as she works her way to becoming a heavy truck mechanic.

August 30, 2021

Early Careers

Sparking off a bright career

While her friends enjoy their school holidays, Kendyll Blissett is hard at work at our Lichfield site in Waikato. But the 17-year-old electrical apprentice wouldn’t have it any other way.

August 25, 2021

New Zealand

The Co-op is changing the way it’s supporting working parents by expanding parental leave benefits for New Zealand-based employees.

July 30, 2021


Fonterra Greater China – officially a great place to work

The pride, camaraderie and fairness of our team in Greater China have been recognised with two prestigious certifications – ‘Best Workplace in Greater China’ and ‘Top Employer’ – two years running.

February 12, 2021

Early Careers

Starting grads as we mean to go on

Celebrating our partnership with Tuputoa. The success of our Co-op depends on our people, so diversity and inclusion are an important part of our culture.

February 03, 2021


Rewarding diversity at Fonterra's Research and Development Centre 

Inclusivity and Innovation key to success. With more than 40 different ethnicities across a team of nearly 400 and 14 different languages spoken by our leaders across site alone, our team at the FRDC truly is a culturally diverse bunch.

December 11, 2020