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Our F15 Graduate Programme

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  • Future leaders wanted

    A future leader is a forward thinker. Passionate to deliver results and driving change. Ambitious to grow with a “can do”-attitude. Ready to go ahead and take the lead.

    As an F15 Graduate you are expected to become one of Arla's future leaders and help shape our business moving forward. The F15® Graduate Programme is a fast-track leadership programme that includes three different eight-month rotations. Rotations will be in different business areas and various locations where you will get to work on high profile projects to boost your professional and personal development to prepare you to move into a key role in Arla's global business at the end of the programme.

    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. Being part of a graduate programme in Arla Foods is truly special and is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your future career.

    We have closed the application window for our F15 Graduate Programme 2021. Please follow our website and LinkedIn communication if you are interested in joining as an F15 Graduate in September 2022. We will open for applications in November 2021. 

    Steep learning curve

    Training camps accelerate your growth

    Apart from covering your role, being part of a leadership programme means that you will be invited to join assigned training weeks in different markets, where you receive leadership training combined with deep insights into Arla’s strategy, operating model and the local businesses. Besides that, on-the-job as well as functional trainings will be closely linked to your role in the organisation. 

    To kick-off your development journey, the F15 Programme starts in September in our Headquarters in Denmark with a thorough introduction course to the various fundamentals of the Arla value chain - what we call ‘From Cow to Consumer’ and the first training camp on Leading Self. 

    Following training camps on Leading ChangeLeading Others and Driving Business will round up your leadership capabilities so you are well prepared for your first job in Arla at the end of the programme. 

    Accelerate your growth

    F15 Programme Structure

    A fast-track leadership programme consisting of three different eight-month job rotations including four 1-week training camps supported by four webinars and a business case. 

    Keeping you on track

    Personal development and coaching

    During and at the end of each rotation, your development manager will evaluate your performance and behaviour in the current position: Do you reach the set objectives? How do you navigate in your role? What do you do to reach your own development goals? This input as well as your personal development plan will provide the base for the conversations you will have with a professional coach to bring focus to your strengths and areas for improvement. 

    Learn from Arla talents

    Your personal mentor

    Throughout the F15® Graduate Programme, you will be supported by a personal mentor who is a Senior Manager or Director in Arla and who will guide you on your Personal Development Plan, help you build strong networks with colleagues and decision makers and provide professional and personal sparring where needed. Visit the blog to read how valuable a mentor has been for our current F15s Clara and Sarah.

    F15® testimonials

    Sharing experiences

    Our graduates on the blog

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