What we're all about

Goodman Fielder

Offers jobs to students studying

Business and Commerce Engineering

Locations

Auckland

Our People

Take a look at what members of our recent graduate intake have to say about their time in the Goodman Fielder Dream Big Graduate Programme.

Liam Nolan – Supply Chain/Operations Graduate (now Brand Manager)


Degree:
Double degree; Bachelor of Arts (Politics) / Bachelor of Commerce (Communications & Marketing)

University studied at University of Otago

Joined Goodman Fielder: 2015

Favourite Goodman Fielder product: Puhoi Valley Aged Cheddar

1) What attracted you to the Goodman Fielder Dream Big Graduate Programme?

The main attraction for Goodman Fielder Dream Big Graduate Programme was the rotation system, and the opportunity to work in various facets of the business. To me, this was an opportunity to be pushed outside of my comfort zone, meet some awesome people and really grow as an individual. After leaving University, I was intent on a position where I was able to continue learning. Being able to work for one of Asia/Pacific’s leading food companies while genuinely learning something new every day really ticked all of the boxes.

2) What did you enjoy most about the Dream Big Graduate Programme?

The responsibility is given to me as a graduate. When I first started the programme I was a little anxious as to how I could add tangible value to the company. It didn’t take long before I found my feet and was given some real responsibility in the form of production coordinator. I was then able to work on reducing waste of our Vogel’s products, one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands made in New Zealand’s largest bakery. Now, working as an Assistant Brand Manager for Puhoi Valley and Tararua Dairy Co., the opportunities within this company do carry responsibility. Whatever your background - if you’re willing to learn and work hard, you can really make a lasting impact.

3) What do you think makes Goodman Fielder a great place to work?

The people. Goodman Fielder is made up of people from different walks of life and each one I have encountered has taken the time to get to know me. A common theme, but the amount of things I have learned from my colleagues has had the biggest impact on my development more so than anything else. “There are no silly questions” is a common ethos within Goodman Fielder which really helps the transition from University to working life that much easier. People aren’t afraid to have a laugh as well which makes for a good working culture.

4) Any advice for someone who is considering applying for the Dream Big Graduate Programme?

It’s a great company; the people are awesome, you will be constantly learning and pushed out of your comfort zone – but you will have the opportunity to make a real impact at one of New Zealand’s top companies. So, get onto it now. Because if you don’t, someone else will!


Maya Feidieker – Sales & Marketing Graduate (now Key Account Manager, Foodstuffs NI)


Degree
: Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and International Business

University studied at the University of Auckland

Joined Goodman Fielder: February 2017

Favourite Goodman Fielder product: Puhoi Valley Yoghurt Lemon Delicious

1) What attracted you to the Goodman Fielder Dream Big Graduate Programme?

Cross-functional rotations across the business, allowing me to build a solid foundation for a successful career. The Dream Big Graduate Programme is a programme that is tailored to one’s individual interests and broader career goals while it also gives me the opportunity to experience different departments indirectly related to my degree. This will allow me to understand where my strengths best fit within the corporate world and what I want to focus on the long-term.

2) What have you enjoyed most about the Dream Big Graduate Programme so far?

Working alongside and learning from senior leaders and highly talented colleagues to boost both my personal and professional growth, while being able to develop a diverse set of skills. In my current rotation, I have also been given the opportunity to be part of more hands-on projects involving some time out in the trade and experiencing roles outside of the Head Office.

3) What do you think makes Goodman Fielder a great place to work?

Goodman Fielder is one of New Zealand’s leading food companies with products that touch people’s lives every single day. Everyone in the office is very supportive and always more than happy to take time out of their busy schedule to help you. Goodman Fielder is also operating in a very fast-paced and exciting industry with no two days the same!

4) Any advice for someone who is considering applying for the Dream Big Graduate Programme?

Show initiative, determination, and eagerness to learn. This is your chance to shine!