Designed to provide career pathways and opportunities for people passionate about the future of sustainable fresh food production, Costa’s 2022 Graduate Program is now open for applications.
Costa Group, Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables, offers an 18-month Graduate Program which provides exposure across key areas of the Costa Group business including agronomy, logistics and sales and marketing.
Costa’s HR Manager Carl Phillips said providing opportunities for graduates was key to the future success of the industry as a whole.
“Our focus is on Sustainable Commercial Farming and a key element of that is our people. We are investing in the leaders of the future and providing clear career pathways,” Mr Phillips said.
“We also have a strong commitment to our regions and we support a number of university scholarships, particularly targeting students who live in the many regional communities in which we operate. The Graduate Program is a natural extension of this investment in education.”
The Costa Graduate Program provides intensive hands-on experience across a multitude of key departments within the Costa Group over an 18-month period. Rotations in different regions and business categories will include time in our nurseries, glasshouses, packing sheds, farms and agronomy teams.
Graduates will gain an insight into what happens after the product leaves the farm through exposure to the sales and marketing functions based in our Melbourne head office, as well as access to senior leaders.
The Program is open to anyone who is in the final year or finished a Bachelor or postgraduate degree in agriculture, science, agribusiness, horticulture or business. Applications are open from August 1 to September 13.