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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 fuel 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 employee-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. 




“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...


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...


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.

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