Aurora Dairies Graduate Program 2025 Intake - Dairy Graduate Program

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 Candidates without current Australian working rights will not be considered for this role.

  • Have you recently completed agricultural related studies and aspire to one day be a Dairy Farm Manager?
  • Do you want to learn about all that is involved in running a large agricultural asset from one of Australia's leading milk producers?
  • Are you looking for a hands-on, structured entry into on-farm corporate agriculture with an industry leader in a safe and rewarding environment?
  • Are you looking to get exposure across Australia in different environmental systems and make friends and experiences you will remember for life?

If so, Aurora Dairies Graduate Program is for you!

 Overview of the Aurora Dairies Graduate Program 

The Aurora Dairies Graduate Program provides you with a unique, structured development program in the dairy industry. Each year Aurora Dairies offers up to four Dairy Graduate placements and will include experiences living and working across a number of farms along with exposure to the broader corporate team.

The Dairy Graduate program has flexibility depending on each individual applicant, but will include at least two on-farm placements in different regions and for those that are interested, a 6 month corporate placement in our Melbourne office (depending on operational requirements and candidate experience, these placements may differ). You will also attend regional conferences and events.

About Aurora Dairies

Aurora Dairies is committed to a long-term investment in the Australian Dairy Industry and operates a portfolio of 55 dairy farms; 48 across south-eastern Australia, as well as 7 dairy farms in New Zealand.

Aurora relies on local expertise to operate and improve the productivity of its dairy farms by employing and developing great people, investing in technology, farm development strategies, and supporting infrastructure. Aurora’s operating culture prioritises the health and safety of its employees - inclusive of a strong work-life balance, animal welfare and seeks to positively contribute to the environment and communities in which Aurora operates.

What will I get out of the Graduate Program?

  • You will work as part of the on-farm and corporate teams on day-to-day farming activities and real projects, whilst receiving on the job coaching, training and mentorship.
  • You will gain exposure to different production regions, farming systems and corporate administration. This exposure will provide you with a detailed understanding of how large scale national corporate agricultural businesses are structured and operate.
  • You will be a full-time employee (on a maximum-term contract) and paid a competitive salary. Upon the completion of the graduate program, graduates will be eligible to apply for permanent roles within the business.

Am I eligible to apply for the Graduate Program?

To qualify for the Graduate Program you must be in your final year (or have recently completed over the past 2 years) tertiary studies at a Certificate IV, Diploma, Bachelors or Masters level from an accredited educational institution. Although not limited to, we encourage students who are enrolled in the following qualifications to apply:

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Science
  • Farm Management
  • Agribusiness
  • Agronomy 
  • Commerce/Business (with an interest in Agriculture).

You will be required to meet residency requirements by holding Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or a valid Australian Permanent Resident Visa. 

I meet the eligibility requirements and I am interested – what are the next steps?

You will submit a current resume detailing your skills, experience and qualifications and a one-page cover letter detailing why you should be selected by clicking the ‘apply’ button on this website -

Please note, you must be ready, willing and available to commence the Graduate Program in late-January 2025 for a one week induction program at our corporate office based in Melbourne. 

For more information on the Graduate Program, please click the following link:  

Applications must be received by Wednesday 19 June 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a panel interview followed by further assessments, with placements to be offered as soon as possible so don't delay in submitting your application! For further information, please contact us on [email protected]

Please note, we may only make contact with you if your profile is suitable to the requirements of this position. Applicants without Australian working rights cannot be considered for this role.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Agriculture, Horticulture
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,
  • Locations:
    Regional South Australia,



    Jan 2025 (approx)

  • Salary


  • Closing Date:19th Jun 2024, 1:59 pm


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