Getting the right talents

Production Management Programme

Future Leaders wanted!

Arla Foods is one of the world’s largest dairy companies, and we are welcoming talented technical graduates who possess the intellectual power, drive and innovative ambition to pursue an international career at our production sites. The purpose of the Production Management Graduate Programme is to ensure a strong pipeline and the right talents to take over strategic positions at our production sites worldwide in the future.

Wide range of tasks that are critical to our daily operations 

The Production Management Graduate Programme will take you to two different European production sites where you will spend 18 months at your primary location (Denmark, Sweden, UK, Germany, Finland or Netherlands) and six months abroad. We will ensure that you get the right challenges at the right time to unfold your potential and show us what you have got. During their rotations, our former and current graduates have been working on projects closely connected to:

  • Optimisation possibilities within our production for working even greener and more cost-consciously
  • Facilitation of lean principles implementation 
  • Quality and process management
  • Projects to meet technical, production and logistical challenges 
  • Team management

Become a Production Management Graduate in Arla Foods

Applications for the Production Management Graduate Programme starting in 2023 are now closed. We expect to open up for applications in December 2023 for graduates starting in September 2024.

Keeping you on track

Performance review and the privilege of a mentor

In the PMG Programme you will have one-to-ones with your programme manager to guide you in relation to your personal development and help you focus on your strengths and areas for improvement. Further, your site director will evaluate your performance and behavior in the current position.

Further, a personal mentor from the Supply Chain top management will support you throughout your graduate journey and help you build strong networks with colleagues and decision makers. They will provide professional and personal sparring where needed.

Steep learning curve

Training camps to 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 PMG 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 potential

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


Our graduates on the blog

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