Fonterra Graduate Technical Programme (FGTP) 2019/20





Food Technology Science




2 weeks ago

Applications Open

8th April 2019 12:00pm

Applications Close

5th May 2019 11:55pm

Your Fonterra Adventure starts here

We are Fonterra - a global nutrition company owned by 10,500 farmers and their families, united by a fundamental belief in the power of dairy to make a difference. We are committed to producing dairy nutrition in a way that cares for people, animals and the land, bringing value to communities and return the most value for our farmers – our shareholders.

Our award winning Technical Graduate Programme

Fonterra’s Technical Graduate Programme (FGTP) focuses on building deep Dairy know how while achieving a Masters of Dairy Science and Technology.

This 12-month programme offers a unique, challenging and exciting opportunity to develop your capability and expertise.  Following an extensive onboarding you will gain practical experience in dairy operations through site placements across New Zealand.  You will learn from subject matter experts to develop both technical and leadership capabilities.  You will also lead a value add research project to complete your Masters.

Along the way, you will gain exposure to some of New Zealand’s best-known brands and will build your networks while learning from industry experts and leaders at the forefront of innovation.

We are the world’s biggest exporter of Dairy and our scale offers a breadth and depth of opportunities for you to grow and develop throughout your career both domestically and globally.

What makes a successful Technical Graduate?

The success of the FGTP programme depends on the high calibre of graduates.  Our ideal candidate will come from a science, engineering, food technology or environmental discipline with a four-year degree (minimum).

Along with high technical capability our graduates have a can-do attitude, collaborative spirit, demonstrate curiosity, appetite to learn, ability to problem solve and have leadership potential.

We want people who are keen to make a difference in our industry.

Join the 50th Cohort in 2020

Fonterra’s Technical Graduate Programme is well recognised and we are excited to be recruiting now for the 50th cohort. If you would like to be a part of that and have a career with us, apply now.

Graduates for our 2020 Technical Programme (FGTP) will be eligible:

  • In your final year of study in the relevant qualification, or graduated within the last two years
  • Predicted to have a GPA average of B or above
  • Ongoing full working rights in New Zealand at the time of application
  • Drivers licence (full at commencement on programme)

For further questions on the application process, please contact


Minimum Qualification Required

  • Bachelors Degree

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