Costa’s 2024 Graduate Program is now open for applications.
Our Graduate Program aims to train and develop growers of the future by providing an intensive hands-on and educational experience across a multitude of key departments within the Costa Group over a 12 or 18-month period.
Rotations within and/or across 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.
Kimberley Tong, who participated in the 2022-2023 Costa Graduate Program, said the 18-month program had given her a clearer idea of what she wanted to.
“I never really thought I would end up in the agribusiness industry but after completing this graduate program, I can say with certainty that there is no better field nor company to start one’s journey,” Kimberley said.
“Coming out of university, I didn’t really know what pathway to take, so being offered the opportunity to travel the country while learning and broadening my knowledge in different areas of the horticulture sector was irresistible.
“These 18 months have helped me develop a clearer idea of what I want to do and how I want to contribute to the industry, but ultimately, it’s the support from everyone I’ve met and their eagerness to share their wealth of expertise that has been truly rewarding.”
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 1. Find out more.