Bega Graduate Programs

The Bega Group is home to many trusted and wholesome food brands that are enjoyed in Australia and all around the world. 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. 

Our growth story of becoming a successful ASX listed company with a turnover in excess of $3 billion and approximately 4,000 passionate employees, is made possible by our dedicated workforc…

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Application Process

  1. Online Application

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    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 a number of 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…

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Application Process

  1. Online Application

    Apply online via

    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 a number of 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 assessment centre. The assessment centre involves a combination of individual and group activities. 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/location 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.

Graduate Program

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 

Environmental Engineer (Farm services)

Work directly with our farmers to provide outstanding support, ensuring all quality standards are met. You will gain hands on experience within our farm services team and build a deep understanding of different farming systems and characteristics.
Location: based at Tatura 3616, VIC. Visits to Crestmead 4132, QLD and Malanda, 4885, QLD 

People and Capability

Learn the fundamentals of Bega Group's People strategy through rotations in Talent Acquisition, People and Capability Partnering, Organisational Development and Remuneration and Rewards. Contribute to a range of projects, enhancing the employee experience and championing Bega Group's values to create great food for a better future.
Location: Docklands 3008 


Gain experience in rotations of Transactional services, Financial Controls and Operations and learn how to business partner closely with key functional stakeholders to identify opportunities to add value, reduce cost and increase efficiency. Gain exposure to large business reporting, budgeting, forecasting and contribute to managing month end process
Location: Docklands, VIC 3008, alternatively could be based in Tatura, VIC 3616 or Bega, NSW 2550 

Engineering - Mechatronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical/Processing

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: Port Melbourne 3207 Strathmerton 3641 Wetherill Park 2164 Chelsea 3196 Morwell 3840 Tatura 3616, Docklands 3008

Sales & Marketing

A jam-packed 2 years, working on exciting innovations, category strategy, brand management and trade marketing. Get the full 360 experience, from new product development to supply chain to the supermarket shelf. Get inspired, working alongside some of the best in the FMCG business. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to launch your career at an Aussie owned market leader! 
Location: Docklands 3008 

Information Technology

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.
Location: Docklands 3008 


Gain experience in rotations of operational roles, consisting of Production, Engineering and Maintenance with a focus on Operational Improvement and Leadership Development. Input into continuous improvement and value creation initiatives understanding how to enhance the performance of the site. Ability to be part of a broader network of manufacturing sites across Victoria for further exposure.
Location: Tatura, VIC 3616 

Key Dates

  • Applications open: 6 March 2023
  • Applications close: 3 April 2023
  • Graduate program commencement: 4 September 2023

Life & Culture

At Bega, our purpose is Creating great food for a better future. It helps connect our people, customers, consumers, suppliers and the communities in which we operate.

Life and Culture

Our Values

Grow our people

We ensure our people will continue to grow with Bega. We give them the responsibility to work together and achieve great outcomes.

Passion for the customer and consumers

We create great food and build brands that our customers and consumers love and trust.

Invest in our future

We have great aspirations to go beyond our business today. We invest in technology, innovative products and new markets.

Support each other

We strive for a greater good by combining our success with a positive and lasting impact on others.

Perks & Benefits

Learning and development

As part of Bega’s Rise Graduate Program all graduates will be enrolled in a leadership program designed to help develop the competencies and skills identified by millennials to become leaders. You will also get access to the largest eLearning library that hosts 16,000+ courses.

Health and Wellness

Access to support and counselling for a broad range of work and life matters through our Employee Assistance Program. Receive automatic Salary Continuance or Income Protection covered by Bega Group’s Salary Continuance Policy. Save on private health insurance cover from two of Australia’s leading health insurers Bega has partnered with.

Employee Share Plan

We offer all permanent Bega team members an opportunity to purchase Bega Cheese shares through our annual Employee Share Plan.

Flexible work arrangements

We offer our team members flexible working arrangements which may include work from home, flexible working hours, part-time work and job sharing.

Fahad Mubashshir

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)

Project Engineer

Why did you join the Bega Graduate program? 

I was in my penultimate year when I had the opportunity to join Bega for a short internship. Although I was quite sceptical about the food industry and had the typical chemical engineering mindset of ending up in oil and gas, I tried to be open-minded and to my shock, I thoroughly enjoyed those three months. I had the pleasure of visiting four different processing facilities during that short period and got a front seat to how Australia’s favourite breakfast spread (Vegemite) is…

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Michelle Nguyen

Master of Marketing

Sales and Marketing

Why did you join the Bega Graduate program?

I’m passionate about food and knew that I wanted to work in the food industry. I saw it as a great chance to learn and gain more exposure to the industry – from manufacturing to the commercial aspects, as well as getting closer to customers and consumers.
I was also interested in the growth of the company and the many opportunities that were made available. I saw this as an exciting place to kick start my professional career.
Ultimately, what drew me to Bega was the people, the supportive culture and the opportunity to w…

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Danielle Kitchen

Bachelor of Commerce


Why did you join the Bega Graduate program?

I love milk! Having grown up on a Dairy farm, the industry really excites me. The Finance graduate program offered a lot of development opportunities and future path ways to gain more insight on the industry. 

What did you find most valuable about your time on the graduate program?

The opportunity to the learn from different people around the business. 
During my time on the program, I was lucky to be given the chance to travel to different sites around Australia and rotated through different functions. Each role, I learnt so…

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Bega Rise Graduate Program

Bega Group 

Bega Cheese - Recruitment


Diversity and Inclusion

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At Bega, we are committed to embracing diversity by recognising and celebrating the strengths and uniqueness of our people and creating an environment where they can thrive and reach their full potential. Diversity and Inclusion is about building a workplace that's rooted in belonging. In order to drive real change, we're investing in the following strategic areas:

Developing Women Leaders

We seek the different skills and ideas women bring, believing gender-equal workforces perform better and are more productive.

Supporting Working Families

We actively support our team members with carers’ responsibilities so they can be their best whilst at work and at home.

Fostering Inclusive Leadership

We want our teams to include people of all different diversity elements, so we celebrate diversity and promote belonging through inclusion. We foster a workplace that supports active collaboration so that together, we can achieve improved performance and increased innovation. 

A Day in the Life

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.

Gender Equality

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Bega has signed on to the 40:40 Vision which is an investor-led initiative to achieve gender balance in executive leadership across all ASX300 companies by 2030. This commitment includes making a pledge to achieve gender balance in executive leadership by 2030, publishing a plan to get there and reporting annually on our progress. 

Social Responsibility

The Bega Group Greater Good strategy is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on addressing the impacts of our business and where we can contribute to sustainable development – our products, our people and communities and our planet. Within this framework we have prioritised:

  • Food and nutrition: Reformulating products to align with nutritional profiling standards and designing product alternatives to meet specific dietary requirements.
  • Diversity inclusion and equality: Creating an inclusive culture, embracing diversity and treating people with respect.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions: Investing in energy reduction programs, process improvements and renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Packaging: Developing more sustainable packaging solutions to improve recyclability, with an alignment to the Australian Packaging covenant.
  • Water sustainability: Investing in capital to improve water systems and process redesign to improve water management throughout our operations.

Bega Group makes a genuine difference in the regions where we operate by supporting local communities and encouraging their economic development. A priority is placed supporting the communities of our farmer suppliers and our staff. This takes place through a range of charitable events and sponsorships. Much of our corporate support is directed to regional areas, often supporting charities that assist members of the community experiencing difficult circumstances. A wide range of community projects are supported and include the areas of education, sport, community service, the arts and health. 

We are proud of our ongoing partnership with Foodbank Our ongoing partnership with Foodbank allows us to support 2,950 frontline charities and 2,890 school breakfast programs to get over 86.7 million meals out to those who need it every year. 

In FY2022, we donated 1,072,267 kilograms of products, equating to more than 1.9 million meals for Australians in need. In addition to this we produced over 230,000 litres of fresh white milk for Foodbank’s National Collaborative Supplier Program, which provides more certainty in their supply chain.

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