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Our Graduates on the blog

At Arla, professional and personal development is a constant requirement and we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create the future of dairy.

To succeed with our ambitious growth strategy and deliver the highest possible milk price to our farmers, we need a strong pipeline of future leaders, and we give special attention to our high-potentials at all levels in the organisation. Our graduate programmes are designed to attract and develop entry level talent and secure that we will continuously grow the talent pipeline that we need to grow our business - and create the future of dairy. 

We are proud of working with so many talented students and graduates who all have an extraordinary energy and drive and who constantly bring new profes-sional 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 spanning from a graduate's first day in Arla to the experiences, challenges and learnings one meets along the journey - all told by our graduates. 



This post is part of a series of blog posts made by 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 opin-ions, statements and viewpoints expressed in the blogs by the various partici-pants do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Arla Foods or official policies of Arla Foods. 




Hello, my name is Laura Pulkkinen and I am currently on Arla´s Production Management Graduate Programme. My home base is Kallhäll dairy located in Stockholm, the capital of Scandinavia (at least some people would say). With approximately 800 employees we produce milk, cream, sour cream and sour...


My name is Andreas Schroeder and I am part of the F15 batch 2017. I started my first rotation in the Corporate Strategy department in Aarhus. At the moment I am travelling frequently between Denmark, UK, and Sweden. Getting so many insights into various parts of the business can be very...


Hello there! If you are here reading this blog, I believe you must be at least a little bit interested in having an international career. Good for you! Working abroad is an amazingly fun and interesting experience, but it is not very easy.


Hi! My name is David and this is my first post on the Arla Graduate Blog. I just started my graduate journey and am on my first rotation based in cool Stockholm. Today, I would like to share with you what makes working for a cooperative so special. I am writing to you on the way home from one of...


Hello everyone! A little bit ahead of the opening of the application window for next year's F15 Programme, I would like to briefly introduce you to the recruitment process and, especially, the first step: the application.


This time of the year thousands of students have just started their final year at university and are looking for the perfect job after finishing their studies. Hundreds of companies offer different graduate programmes, so how can you choose? One year ago, I asked myself the exact same question. I...


My name is Jacqui Hankin and this is the first blog post from my side, writing to you today from Kruså dairy – this is a white cheese dairy, where they make products such as the Apetina feta cheese cubes. I would like to share with you my experience so far, after nearly three months into my...


Hello everyone and welcome, dear F15s to Arla Foods. There will be a lot of learnings in your first rotation but maybe you could benefit from some of mine, especially in your first few weeks. So here goes:

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