Bega Group is home to many trusted Aussie food and beverage brands. Whether it's VEGEMITE on toast, a Big M on the go, or a Zooper Dooper on a hot day - you've probably grown up enjoying the iconic products we proudly manufacture at Bega.
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If you’re interested in working at Bega, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Bega hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.
Bega Group is home to many trusted Aussie food and beverage brands. Whether it's VEGEMITE on toast, a Big M on the go, or a Zooper Dooper on a hot day - you've probably grown up enjoying the iconic products we proudly manufacture every day. Being recently named in the Top 10 Strongest Australian Brands of 2022, our vision is to become The Great Australian Food Company!
Our growth story of becoming a successful ASX listed company with an annual turnover in excess of $2 billion and approximately 4,000 employees, is made possible by our dedicated workforce who live and breathe our values every day. We have a strong regional focus and proudly support the communities where we work, live and play. At Bega, we are proud of our heritage and will continue to build great opportunities to encourage our people to develop and thrive.
As a graduate you will work in a highly collaborative environment that provides flexibility, opportunities, and respects differences. Our product range is diverse and so are the opportunities for professional and career development. We are committed to providing our people with broad experiences to build a successful career.
We are located throughout Australia both in major cities and regional manufacturing and distribution locations, with our head office based in Docklands, Melbourne.
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The Bega Difference
Working on day-to-day activities to support your immediate team as well as engaging in challenging and meaningful projects, Bega graduates will undertake a comprehensive 2-year rotational program with a focus on technical knowledge and skills, Bega business acumen and personal opportunities to prepare you for an exciting career.
You will also benefit from mentoring as well as the support of a dedicated buddy to help you make the most of the program. Highlights of the program include innovative workshops, creating a professional network across the Bega Group nationally, and bringing fresh ideas to Bega.
Shape your Future
Prepare for an exciting career with our comprehensive 2-year rotational program with a focus on technical knowledge and skills, Bega business acumen and personal development opportunities. With three 8-month rotations providing longer duration for more in-depth experience within business functions under the guidance of a dedicated rotation manager to develop your technical training, along with a mentor for career planning and a buddy to familiarise you with the Bega business.
Our vision is to become The Great Australian Food Company. To achieve this vision, we focus on creating great food, inspiring great people, having great aspirations and working for the greater good.
Bega graduates will undertake a comprehensive 2-year rotational program with a focus on technical knowledge and skills, Bega business acumen and personal development opportunities to prepare you for an exciting career. Working on day-to-day activities to support your immediate team as well as engaging in challenging and meaningful projects.
- 3 rotations of 8 months to allow in-depth functional insight
- Dedicated Rotational Manager for technical development in each function
- Mentor for career development aligned with target role post Graduate program
- A Graduate program buddy to familiarise you with the Bega environment
What we're looking for in our graduates
- A hunger to learn and grow, with an open mind
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work well in a team
- A sense of curiosity and an innovative approach to problem solving
- Resourcefulness, adaptability, and resilience in the face of challenge
- A reputation for producing quality work
Graduate Streams Available
Logistics & Supply Chain - Network Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Planning
Gain valuable experience FMCG end to end supply chain from procurement, through to manufacturing and distribution. Develop capability in a broad range of skills analysing and problems solving in procurement, supply and demand planning, logistics, manufacturing, and customer service.
Locations: Docklands 3008 or Port Melbourne 3207 with rotations in Koroit 3282 Tatura 3616 and interstate to gain exposure to our warehousing operations
Commercial & Finance
Gain valuable experience business partnering with key functional stakeholders in a large scale FMCG business across value-add activities to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Locations: Docklands 3008 alternatively could be based in Tatura 3616 or Bega 2550
Agriculture - Agronomy
Be part of Australia's leading supplier of peanuts to domestic and overseas customers, processing thousands of tonnes of peanuts each season assisting local farmers to remain price competitive through technical advice and partnership. Have an understanding of entire food process from crop to jar.
Locations: Kingaroy 4610 with rotation in Bundaberg 4670
Engineering - Mechatronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical
Multiple exciting engineering roles across a number of FMCG site and group functions supporting the wider business. Be involved in continuous improvement and value add activities by reducing waste and improving processes. Deliver capital projects developing your end-to-end engineering and project management capability.
Locations: Bega 2550 Port Melbourne 3207 Smithfield 2164 Penrith 2750 Malanda 4885 with travel to Crestmead 4132
Food Science & Technology
Develop a deep understanding of multiple dairy manufacturing processes in order to help develop new products for end customers. Work on a range of products including Bioactive Lactoferrin and Nutritional Milk Powders and develop trending tools to monitor production results to improve production accuracy.
Location: Koroit 3282
Sales & Marketing
Learn about market leading portfolio of iconic Australian brands such as Vegemite, Simply Nuts, Dairy Farmers, Dare, Yoplait, Farmers Union, Big M, Daily Juice, Zooper Dooper, and more. Work with an array of customers across leading supermarkets, convenience stores, cafes, Quick Service Restaurant, leisure, and workplace outlets. Develop an understanding of ow products get to market from supply chain to shelf.
Locations: Port Melbourne 3207 and Docklands 3008
Gain experience in a large complex predominately cloud based IT environment providing services to 41 sites, around 4000 employees across 660 servers and 3500 Windows desktops not to mention 16,700 network devices. You'll be encouraged to challenge the status quo and seek opportunities for continuous improvement.
Locations: Docklands 3008
- Applications open: 11th March 2022
- Applications close: 11th April 2022
- Graduate program commencement: 18th July 2022
Any questions? Feel free to get in touch [email protected]
1. Online Application
Apply online via https://www.begacheese.com.au/careers/graduate-program/
Include your covering statement within your CV document describing your strengths and how you might apply them in this role. Also include your most recent or complete academic transcript.
2. Video Questions
You will also be asked two questions, which you'll answer via a video recording. Here we are looking to get to know you beyond what is on paper - have fun with this and take the opportunity to show us more about who you are!
3. Phone Interview
If shortlisted, you will undertake a phone interview with one of our Talent Acquisition team members, we'll ask you about your interest to work with us, and a bit more about your experiences, skills, and values as well as some behavioural questions. Feel free to ask us anything too!
4. Assessment Centre
Successful candidates will then be invited to an on-site or virtual assessment centre. The assessment centre involves a combination of individual and group activities, and there is one exercise that you'll get to prepare in advance. This will allow us to observe how you engage with others, solve problems, and understand how your attitudes and behaviours align with ours. We'll also make sure you have lots of opportunities to learn about us and ask our team some questions too.
5. Aptitude and Personality testing
The preferred candidates from the assessment centre will be invited to complete online aptitude and personality assessments.
6. Final Interview and Site Visit
The preferred candidates will then be invited to a final interview and do to a tour of the site that they'll be assigned to. This will be a chance for some of our leaders to get to know you, ask you some more behavioural questions, and help us identify how we'll be able to support your career with us.
7. Reference checks and formal offer
The final check involves contacting two referees provided by you. We'll ask them some more questions to validate what we've observed through the process, but also to get some feedback about how we can best support you on our program. Candidates who pass this stage will be made an offer shortly after these checks are complete.
At Bega, it's all about our people. It's because of them coming to work every day, living our values, that we will achieve our vision of becoming The Great Australian Food Company.
In our content series Life at Bega, we introduce some of our great people, learning about their roles and what has led them to a career at Bega, as well as getting to know a bit about them outside of work.
Here are some highlights from our Graduate cohorts since 2019
What do you enjoy about working with Bega?
"My favourite part is the flexibility it allows you to be curious about certain things and ask questions" RK, Supply Chain Graduate
"The past 3 months of working on this site has been fantastic, I've learned a lot about the processes across the plant and met a lot of fantastic people who have made transitioning into this role a breeze, answering every single question I've had along the way and making me always feel welcome and valued." MC, Engineering Graduate
"Having the opportunity to be a part of various teams within the Sales and Marketing functions and gaining a wide breadth of knowledge and experience from each has been a massive highlight for me!" TT, Sales & Marketing Graduate
"My highlight from within work has been when the new logistics conveyor I oversaw run with cases of Tubs as intended for the first time. My highlight away from work has been able to tell people at social events that I make Vegemite!" AT, Engineering Graduate
"One of my highlights is working with such passionate and dedicated people making a wide range of products. When I see a product on the shelf, I feel proud to be a part of Bega." - MK, Food Science Graduate
"A definite highlight for me has been getting to know and work with everyone across the different departments and ending last year with the Groceries/Vegemite Christmas dinner!" - AI, Engineering Graduate
"My highlights have been getting to see how different each site is, getting to meet and interact with many people and feeling a sense of pride when seeing our products on shelves and social media." - IC, Food Science Graduate
What is your current role, and can you briefly summarise it?
I am a Supply Chain Graduate and have been with Bega for about six months now. I've been filling in (the Site Asset Care Planner) role which has been a good opportunity for me to learn. My day-to-day activities include scheduling preventative maintenance and working with production to plan when we can complete these activities on the lines. The other side of the role is managing and handling the external contractors that come in to do the servicing, for example, pressure testing of our pasteurisers or servicing of the homogenisers.
What site are you located and what is it like on site?
I am located at Wetherill Park and have found that everyone is really friendly at the site. I didn't know anybody in the whole state when I first started so it has been good to go in and meet people. I am the only graduate at Wetherill Park out of the 2020/21 cohort, but there are two previous graduates: Jordan and Andy. They are both good to work with and to learn from. Everyone is also really accepting to the fact that I am still learning so it has been good.
How have you found the Bega graduate program so far?
It has been good to get out in industry and be able to do something rather than just go straight into a research type position after completing university. I like being able to learn from different trades and other engineers firsthand, so it has been awesome so far, I have really enjoyed it. The best part of it is the opportunity to meet so many new people while also developing myself.
What type of improvements are you looking at implementing?
We have a program called MEX that manages a lot of our maintenance. So, we have our preventative maintenances which is our routine servicing. Then we have breakdowns and one-off jobs that are raised through work orders. I am working on a preventative maintenance review to improve the work that we carry out on a day-to-day basis. I have been focusing on uncovering the opportunities for improvement and we will continue to push this on site for the next year.
How does it work in terms of repair?
Sunday is when all the packaging lines are down, and majority of the processing is down so we get a good opportunity to complete larger jobs. During the week, the packaging lines go down for a clean a couple of times which is another opportunity to complete maintenance. Extended shutdowns of equipment need to be planned far in advance to allow
production to adjust the plan for the works.
What is the one thing you would tell someone on their first day of work?
Don't be afraid to ask questions! I was afraid for the first week and it made things really hard. People won't really care and look twice if you ask them a question.
Where do you see yourself growing with Bega?
There is lots of improvement opportunity at the Wetherill Park site so I can see myself contributing to the constant improvement and growth of this site overtime, particularly in the reliability and maintenance area.
We provide an excellent range of benefits, with our people enjoying access to education assistance, a benevolent fund, employee wellbeing programs, health checks and services, special leave, flexible working arrangements, and workplace consultation.
A variety of staff amenities are provided at all company sites however, all facilities feature company provided tea and coffee, microwave oven or food warmers, fridges, and snack and drink machines are available for all employees.
Bega is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. At Bega, diversity and inclusion is a business priority, we want everyone to be themselves regardless of their background, religion, sexual orientation, age or gender so we can truly reflect the customers and communities that we serve. No matter how you identify, we encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for roles at Bega.
Each site has a dedicated Diversity & Inclusion team, which supports our ‘Lifting the Lid’ and ‘Women in Leadership’ initiatives. These drive diversity in both our Enterprise Agreement new hires, and the development and advancement of women in in our workforce. We focus on Inclusive Leadership at Bega and encourage flexibility through our BegaFlex and Families at Bega program.