Graduate scheme

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Want to pursue a career in leadership within a global market leading FMCG company with a purpose for Good in the world? And would you like to explore the world and your own talents as you do so?

Then the F15® Graduate Programme is the perfect way for you to kick-start your career. Just ask former F15 graduate Elmira Gardashova, who was not sure what she wanted to do with her career after university and today works as a Sustainability Finance Manager with us:

“My Arla journey started in our investment office in Aarhus, then I got chance to move to sunny Dubai to work in regional consumer marketing, and then I came back to Aarhus and joined the MICS finance team. I found my dream job (for now), and the F15 programme was definitely one of the key enablers.”

It’s time to define the future of dairy

At Arla Foods, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to define the future of dairy. We push each other forward to meet the growing global demand for dairy and to make the industry sustainable with respect to people and the environment.

To do so, we need the best talents with a desire to take part in our transformation journey. Talents who strive to transform challenges into opportunities and who want to take part in realising our ambitious Future26 strategy.

Jump aboard a fast-track leadership programme 

The F15® Graduate Programme is a 2-year leadership programme that includes 3 different 8-month rotations. Each rotation will be in a new business area and location – taking you to our HQ in Denmark and 1 or 2 other locations inside or outside of Europe.

No matter your business area, you will get to work on high-profile projects while growing your strategic, personal and functional skillsets. You will join assigned leadership training camps and receive feedback and mentoring from senior stakeholders to ensure your professional growth.

“As an F15 graduate, you deliver value directly to strategic projects. It is empowering to be thrown in at the deep end not knowing how to swim when you have a leader who is there to support you.”

- Alex Racoveanu, Sales & Marketing Director, former F15 graduate

Joining our graduate programme, you are not just a part of Arla Foods, but you are also part of an extraordinary network with your fellow graduates and colleagues. You can meet our current F15® graduate team and read about their experiences right here on our blog.

Your future with us

Completing the F15 Graduate Programme makes you capable of achieving great things and creates the path for your leadership career in Arla Foods. Maybe you will continue in a position in marketing, supply chain, finance, commercial or something completely different. It’s up to you!

“Not only has the programme led me to roles which someone at my age or experience arguably would not be in; but the three different rotations has also given me a very broad stakeholder network within Arla Foods.”

– Bob Den Hartog, Managing Director of Arla Hong Kong, former F15 graduate

Are you our next F15® graduate?

By September 2022, you will have graduated with either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Alternatively, you graduated a few years ago and have thus gained 1-2 years of work experience. We are open for various educational backgrounds, so there is no predefined preferred line of study or functional passion.

Most importantly, you have an open and curious mindset, enabling you to gain an understand-ing of Arla Foods as a whole. Moreover, it is essential that you have: 

  • The drive to deliver results and demonstrate the Arla leadership behaviours 
  • An ambition to grow and to make a difference within your given environment 
  • A collaborative mindset with strong influencing skills
  • An inbuilt resilience and self-awareness 
  • An understanding of current business and market trends
  • A desire to take part in driving change as part of our ambitious transformation journey  

Ready to kick-start your career?

Great – that’s what we want to hear. Then all you have to do is send us your CV and a motivational letter telling us why you have a future in leadership within Arla Foods.

The application period for the F15® Graduate Programme runs from 15 November 2021 to 10 January 2022.

For additional information, please read more about the F15® Graduate Programme on our website. Here you can get inspiration from some of our previous and current F15s and learn more about the programme.

We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the envi-ronment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?

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