Walking into the MG Marketing Graduate programme was an exciting step into my career following my
studies in Commerce and Physical Education at the University of Otago. The MG Marketing Graduate
programme provides diversity in the many facets of business you encounter, from domestically grown
produce to imported fruits and the logistics involved of obtaining product from the grower and
delivering to the consumer. The programme provides a complete overview, and hands on experience of
the distinct categories of produce which passes through the warehouse doors from all corners of the
globe, and the different time frames and conditions each product needs to be consumer friendly.
Throughout my time in the graduate programme, I was lucky enough to learn all aspects of the business from top to bottom, spending weeks in all departments which make up the company, with people from all walks of life and hierarchical statuses. Everybody has time for you and you are always treated like a valued member of the team! The best thing about MG Marketing is the warm, welcome and friendly feel you receive from everybody you encounter.
Monika was based in the Wellington branch as a grad recruit after completing her final year at Victoria University where she gained a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Marketing and Management. Since starting with MG Marketing, Monika has grown within the business and has now become a valued member of the team. During her journey, Monika worked closely with the marketing and key accounts department and discovered this is the area where she would like to develop and grow in the business. Monika has transitioned from the position of Marketing Assistant to now a Key Accounts Manager.
How long has the MG Graduate Programme been running?
A. We kicked off the Graduate Programme in January 2016. Check out our success stories.
Does MG look at what someone has studied and their grades?
A. We will place less value on grades and higher value on personality, work ethic and cultural fit.
Do you have a choice where you will be placed around New Zealand?
A. We offer a place in each of the following locations; Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington. In your application, we ask that you rank your placement.
What will make my application stand out?
A: We will be looking at your education and qualifications; however, we are equally interested in your work history, hobbies, interests and how you'll fit into our culture.