Become an F15® Graduate in Arla!
Future leaders that will shape our business moving forward
A future leader at Arla Foods is a person with drive and a ‘conquer the world’ mindset. A person who has the passion to deliver results and motivate others. Someone who has strong influencing skills and who is resilient yet ready for change. A person with a good degree of self-awareness, who can collaborate and build strong and lasting relationships. A person with ambition and hunger to grow, and who can balance a strategic mindset with a “can do” attitude”. Is this you?
Would you like to join a global FMCG company with a strong commitment to providing opportunities for our people to grow? Do you want to have an impact on the future of Arla Foods? Then the F15® Graduate Programme is the perfect way for you to kick start your career!
Are you a passionate leader?
At Arla Foods we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create the future of dairy. We push each other to keep our cooperative at the forefront of the food industry to create Good Growth and bring health and inspiration to the world, naturally.
To do so, we need the best talents who have the desire to take part in our transformation journey, who strive to develop in a global environment and who are looking to drive and deliver our ambitious growth agenda - in Scandinavia, in Europe or our in our emerging markets in SEA or Africa.
Fast-track leadership programme
The F15® Graduate Programme is a fast track leadership programme that includes 3 different 8-month rotations. Each rotation will be in a new business area and location where you will get to work on high profile projects while growing your strategic and functional skillsets.
Being part of our graduate programme means that you will join assigned leadership training camps in different markets, focusing on leading yourself, leading change, leading others and driving business. In addition, on-the-job as well as functional training will be closely linked to your role in the organisation. Lastly, you will receive coaching and mentoring to ensure your professional growth and support throughout your journey with Arla Foods.
What do we offer?
We will nurture your talent for becoming a future leader in Arla Foods, and amongst other things, you will learn how to be a high performer in a global, farmer-owned FMCG company. Being part of this graduate programme is truly special and a fantastic opportunity to kick start your future career.
Here, you are not just a part of Arla Foods, but you are also part of an extraordinary network with your fellow graduates and colleagues. Completing the F15 Graduate Programme makes you capable of achieving great things and creates the path for your leadership career in Arla Foods. Maybe you continue in a position in marketing, logistics, finance, commercial or something completely different. It’s up to you!
What makes an F15 graduate?
You may graduate with either a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree from university by September 2020 or you graduated a few years ago and have thus gained 1-2 years of working experience after your graduation. Now you see the F15 programme as a unique chance to get a strong and relevant foundation on which you can grow your career in global FMCG.
We are open for various educational backgrounds so there is no predefined definition of line of study or functional passion. Most importantly, you have an open and curious mindset enabling you to gain an insight into and understanding of Arla Foods as a whole. In addition, it is essential that you:
- Are globally mobile during the 2-year programme and committed to making a difference in a diverse environment
- Have a drive to deliver results and early on in your rotation be able to demonstrate Arla leadership behaviours
- Have an ambition to grow and to make a difference within your given environment
- Have a collaborative mindset with strong influencing skills
- Have an inbuild resilience and self-awareness
- Have an understanding of current business and market trends
- Have a desire to take part in driving change as part of our ambitious transformation journey
Contact and application
The application period for the F15® Graduate Programme runs from 18 November 2019 to 8 January 2020.
For additional information, read more about the F15® Graduate Programme on our website where you can get inspiration from some of our previous and current F15s.
Team trainings accelerate your development
The F15® Graduate Programme begins in September with a thorough introduction course to the various fundamentals of the Arla value chain - what we call ‘From Cow to Consumer’.
Being part of a leadership programme means that you will be invited to join assigned training weeks in different markets focusing on leadership skills, strategy, change and your own development. Besides that, on-the-job as well as functional trainings will be closely linked to your role in the organisation.
To anchor your new skills, you will conduct an innovation project with your F15® colleagues which you will pitch to Arla's executive management at the end of your programme.
During and at the end of each rotation, your host manager will evaluate your performance and behaviour in the current position: Did you reach the objectives and how? This input will inspire you to work with your Personal Development Plan and bring focus to your strengths and areas for improvement.
Arla Talents as your personal Mentor
Throughout the F15® Graduate Programme, you will be coached by a personal mentor from our Talent Acceleration Programme (Senior Managers and Directors) who will guide you on your Personal Development Plan and help you build strong networks with colleagues and decision makers.
For more information please visit our blog, where you can meet some of our current graduates and get their perspective on the F15® Graduate Programme.