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At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create the future of dairy. We believe, that one way to unlock this potential is by working together in diverse teams across cultures, age, nationality and so much more.

Therefore, we are proud of working with a large number of talented students and graduates who all have an extraordinary energy and drive and who constantly bring new professional as well as innovative ideas into our community. Hence, at Arla we have many great stories to be told. Below you can explore an extract of these stories including everythin from a graduate's first day in Arla to the experiences, challenges and learnings one meets along the journey - all told by our student assistants, interns and graduates.


This post is part of a series of blog posts made by students and graduates working at Arla. The blog is purely employer-driven and it is intended to offer “a look inside” for people considering if Arla might be relevant as their future employer. The opinions, statements and viewpoints expressed in the blogs by the various participants do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Arla Foods or official policies of Arla Foods. 


Only one year ago, I was part of the assessment centre for the MENA Graduate Programme in Dubai. After several rounds of interviews, I flew back to Egypt where I returned to my “normal” routine. A day later, I received a message from one of the friends I had made during the interview process...


“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”- Lao Tzu. This is not only true for a long journey, but also for a short one. In my blog, I am not referring to actual journeys or trips, but to goals, tasks and actions. I am referring to everything that encourage you to take the first step....


Hi there! My name is Kasper and I am currently working in the Marketing team in our UK head office in Leeds as part of my first rotation in the F15 Graduate Programme. Although I have many great things to say about this, I thought I would dedicate this post to giving you a sneak peek of the...


My name is Rasmus and you’re reading my first ever blog post! I’m currently on my first rotation as a Production Management Graduate at the Denmark Protein site, in western Jutland, Denmark. I would like to share with you my answers to the three questions I recall having before I started working...


Curiosity, willingness and openness to explore the unknown, as well as readiness to take on challenges that come along the way are essential ingredients for self-development and to have good clarity about your own goals and ambitions in life. This was one of the primary reasons why I chose Arla’s...


“Why Arla?” – I vaguely remember pondering over this question while filling in my application for the MENA Graduate Programme almost a year ago. Little did I know at the time that in the months to follow, I would grow to truly love Arla and everything it stands for. My name is Natasha Mudgal and...


Have you ever thought about the incredible opportunities that can arise when diversity becomes a source of strength to advocate and implement change? This blog post is for you if you are interested to know how my experience so far in the F15 Programme in the USA has changed my perspective on...


My name is Anna Telfser, I am 26 years old, grew up in the German speaking Italian Alps, did my Bachelor in Biotechnology in Central Italy and my Master in Food technology and Nutrition in Southern Sweden. Then, I was luckily chosen to be one of the six Production Management Graduates of Arla...


"Jacob, we’re meeting the organizer for our big MENA Kick-off event, for the whole region, tomorrow morning. I have to attend another meeting; do you mind going instead of me?" Suzy, my host manager, literally threw me right into the work life at Arla, MENA. If you’re a graduate wondering if Arla...

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