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 Liam Maiden
Liam Maiden was accepted into the Graduate Program with three other graduates, after completing an agriculture/economics degree at the University of Melbourne. His first placement was with the Mushroom Category at Mernda and his second placement is with Berries in Corindi.
Liam said his initial interest was in trading commodities, but when the opportunity with Costa came up, with exposure across the different categories, it was too good to pass up.
As part of the Graduate Program, the members get together virtually once a month and also have access to leadership and development opportunities and networking across the business. Rotating through multiple categories and regions throughout Australia gives them exposure to all aspects of the business.
I’m currently doing rotations through the different operations. I’ve been in harvest and the pack shed and now I’m with the horticulture team. Everyone has been very welcoming and willing to give up their time to talk about what they do. Costa is such a growth company and has a very good outlook in regard to sustainability and innovation. I hope to have an opportunity to contribute to future decisions.Liam Maiden