Your Adventure Starts with Fonterra

Your Adventure Starts with Fonterra

We know the success of our company depends on our people, and we’re committed to offering you a unique, challenging and exciting experience in an environment where your contribution and ideas are valued and encouraged. With a strong focus on innovation and improvement, we’re constantly challenging boundaries and finding new and exciting ways of working towards our purpose of being the world’s most trusted source of dairy nutrition. In Farm Source, we bring this to life through supporting our Farmers and communities with great relationships, retail offerings, understanding, support and tools to build belief and connection to the co-operative and securing our milk supply.

We’ll work hard to give you a breadth of experience across our organisation - giving you insight into what goes on in our busy network and enabling you to see the diversity of what we do. From there, you’ll see how we create numerous opportunities for a rewarding and challenging start to your career.

Here, we will give you an overview of our Agri-Business Career Programme (Graduate and Intern Programme) within Fonterra’s Farm Source. So grab a cup of tea, get comfy and let’s get to know each other!

Agri-Business Career Programme

On Farm

Our Fonterra Agri-Business Career Programme kicks off late January/ early February each year.

The Agri-Business Career Programme is typically made up of two 9-12 month placements; depending on the business unit you are working in. The placements will see you working in a variety of our regions across the country, so there are great opportunities for you to spend time anywhere in 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.

On completing the programme, we’ll support you to identify a role matching your skills, training and aspirations.

If you’re ready to take the next step then gear up and start your adventure!

Agri-Business Internship Programme

On Farm

Our Fonterra Agri-Business Summer Internship Programme takes place each summer from November to February.

The Agri-business Summer Internship Programme is all about helping you realise your potential by providing you with the foundations to kick-start your career early. Our Internship runs through your University summer break, with the potential to then work part-time during the year at your local Farm Source store. The internship gives you the opportunity to gain some invaluable skills, training and insight into what it would be like to work at Fonterra/ Farm Source once you graduate.

It’s a rare and valuable chance to begin your career with us alongside your studies, and potentially your stepping stone into our graduate stream of the Agri-Business Career Programme.

If you’re ready to take the next step then gear up and kick start your career early!