Fonterra - About Us


Fonterra is a Co-op of 10,500 farmers with its roots firmly planted in New Zealand’s rich land, working to unlock every drop of goodness from the milk we collect and share with the world.

We’ve built our expertise on the legacy of the thousands of farmers who have made New Zealand a world leader in dairy

With a can-do attitude and a collaborative spirit, we're a world leading dairy exporter – shaping the industry in quality and innovation. We share the goodness of dairy nutrition with the world through our brands, farming and processing operations across four continents.



Graduate Programme

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 on our Senior Fonterra Management Team.

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.

The programme is divided into two areas, Business and Technical. Both streams endeavour to give you a breadth of experience across our organisation, and the diversity of what we do creates numerous opportunities for a rewarding and challenging start to your career.



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Our vision is to be the natural source of dairy nutrition for everybody, everywhere, every day.

It starts here...

Fonterra is a global, co-operatively-owned company – proudly New Zealand but truly global. With 22,000 passionate people in New Zealand and around the globe we are New Zealand’s largest employer.

With key brands like Tiptop, Primo, Kapiti, Anchor and Mainland, Fonterra has some of the best brands in market.

A strong team

Supporting our farmers, we have 17,000 passionate people in New Zealand and around the world working to make dairy available to millions of consumers in 140 countries every day. This makes us NZ’s largest employer creating the best opportunities to start your career.

Our people are at the heart of what we do and creating diverse and meaningful careers for our people is paramount.

See what some of our graduates have to say about their time with Fonterra




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