A broad perspective

F15® Graduate Programme

Do you have a dare-devil and entrepreneurial mindset? Are you passionate about driving change and creating impact? Then the F15® Graduate Programme is the perfect way for you to fast-track your career!

The F15® Graduate Programme is a fast-track leadership programme that includes three different eight-month rotations. Each rotation will be in a new business area and geographical region and you will be responsible for either a project or a range of deliverables that are pivotal to our business strategy. From new market entries and product launches to supply chain optimisation, there is a wide range of functions and locations you will explore, making it possible for you to shape your own future career, while growing your strategic and functional skillset.

We will nurture your talent for becoming a future leader in Arla, and among other things, you will learn how to be a high-performer in a global, farmer-owned FMCG company.

The recruitment process for 2018 has been finalised. We will open the application window in November 2018 for the graduates who would  like to join us in September 2019. More information will follow.

Team trainings accelerate your development

The F15® Graduate Programme begins in September with a thorough introduction course to the various fundamentals of the Arla value chain - what we call ‘From Cow to Consumer’.
Being part of a leadership programme means that you will be invited to join assigned training weeks in international locations focusing on leadership skills, strategy, change and your own development. Besides that, on-the-job as well as functional trainings will be closely linked to your role in the organisation.

To anchor your new skills, you will conduct an innovation project with your F15® colleagues which you will pitch to Arla's executive management at the end of your programme. 

Performance reviews to keep you on track

During and at the end of each rotation, your host manager will evaluate your performance and behaviour in the current position: Did you reach the objectives and how? This input will inspire you to work with your Personal Development Plan and bring focus to your strengths and areas for improvement.

Arla Talents as your personal Mentor

Throughout the F15® Graduate Programme, you will be coached by a personal mentor from our Talent Acceleration Programme (Senior Managers and Directors) who will guide you on your Personal Development Plan and help you build strong networks with colleagues and decision makers.

For more information please visit our blog, where you can meet some of our current graduates and get their perspective on the F15® Graduate Programme.

F15® testimonials

Click on the arrow on the right to read more on what our present & former F15® talents say about the programme:

Bob Den Hartog

Born in the Netherlands Bob has spent the majority of his life abroad having worked and studied in 9 countries incl. 14 years in Thailand & the Philippines. This background in Asia has led Bob to his role now after the F15 programme in Beijing, China where he is an Key Account Manager and also leads private label new customer acquisitions.

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Jonathan Tei Bergfeld

Jonathan is born and raised in Germany, where he grew up as part of the Danish minority. He has a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Aarhus University and has during his studies spent a semester abroad in Hong Kong. After his first rotations in Finland and Denmark, he is now currently on his final rotation working in Marketing in the regional office in Malaysia.

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Rucha Sarma

Rucha Sarma is a citizen of the world  and cultural chameleon – born in India, grew up in New Zealand and has worked, studied and lived in 10 other countries (Oman, Canada, Czech Republic, Singapore, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, France, Nigeria and UK). She is a graduate of the CEMS Masters in International Management programme and has worked in several start-ups and smaller companies before joining Arla. Currently she is living a hyggelig, cheese-filled life in Aarhus, where she is working as Global Brand Manager for Castello.

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Ingrid Amanda Dantas Zanini

Living in multiple countries in the past 5 years, Brazilian-born Ingrid Zanini is familiar with the concept of a “home away from home”. Before starting Arla’s F15 Programme, which has already taken her to Sweden and Denmark, Ingrid managed to get a Bachelor’s degree in Business at FGV São Paulo, an exchange semester at Rotterdam School of Management and a Master’s degree in Marketing at the University of St Gallen. Meanwhile, she also worked in both start-ups and large international companies while studying. Now she works as an F15 Graduate in HR and next, she hopes to go closer to home and explore Latin America through a rotation with Arla.

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Jacob Morén

Committed and energetic, Jacob Morén is a Swede with a passion for understanding different cultures and ways of doing things. Having studied a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management in Linköping, Sweden, he combines a knowledge of both engineering and business, which amplifies his desire to work in multiple settings. He grew up in Sweden, has lived in New Zealand and South Africa and is now living in Dubai where he is doing his first rotation as a Marketing Manager in the Regional Office, focusing on pushing out new products on the MENA market.

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Students & Graduates' on the blog

Arla Foods' current students and graduates are blogging about their work. Read about what their experiences are. 

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