We believe in investing in people within our regional communities who have an interest in the future of the agricultural industry. We have close relationships with a number of universities across Australia and offer an extensive formal and informal graduate program, which is designed to provide broad exposure and understanding across our business.
Graduates are provided with a learning and development plan with:
- ongoing support
- buddy system with leaders and technical experts
- leadership program
- exposure to networks across the industry.
They may have the opportunity to work at other Costa sites and Business units including the potential to travel and work interstate.
Costa supports a number of university scholarships at the University of Queensland, University of Tasmania, University of New England, Central Queensland University and Charles Sturt University. Find out more.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for graduates who demonstrate Costa’s core values of determination, accountability, passion, respect and sincerity. We are also looking for the future leaders of Costa.
How to apply?
The Graduate Program will be posted on our Careers page and will be promoted through the universities we support.
Meet Emma Nightingale
Horticulturist, Berry Category
Port Sorell local Emma Nightingale completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with First Class Honours at the University of Tasmania and is one of the hoticulturists with the Tasmanian berry team.
Emma was the 2016 recipient of the Costa North-West Honours Scholarship, worth $10,000 for one year. As part of that Scholarship Emma completed a research project at Costa’s berry farms, which then led to work as a horticultural technical assistant, just four days after finishing her last exam.
I feel very lucky and humbled to have been given the opportunity to work as the raspberry horticulturalist. The role is something that I have aspired to since starting with Costa in 2015.Emma Nightingale