Alliance launches graduate scheme

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Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor. Photo: File

ALLIANCE Group has launched its first graduate programme with the co-operative inviting applications from graduates for the four positions available for the two-year programme.

Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor said the successful candidates would start in the livestock and plant operations side of the business in January 2022 and go on to work across a range of functions, locations and roles across the co-operative.

“The ultimate goal of the programme is to build a pipeline of talented individuals with leadership potential to meet the future capability needs of Alliance Group,” Mr Surveyor said.

“Working across the businesses will give these graduates strong networks, visibility of different functions and opportunities, and an overview of the industry and markets, helping them to decide where they will build their careers within the co-operative.”

Successful candidates would be introduced to internal and external relationship management across the business’ farmer shareholder base, rural communities and plants.

The second-year focus would turn to corporate and support functions, including domestic and global sales, logistics and supply chain, finance, HR and marketing, Mr Surveyor said.

Applications were invited from graduates of all disciplines and the programme experience would be tailored to support participants in developing their particular areas of interest.

“If a graduate already has an idea of where they would like to specialise – for example,
engineering – we can tailor their experience.

“We are looking for people who will challenge us by bringing a fresh approach to the way we work, be interested, and be able to build rapport with people across the business senior leaders and board directors, and willing to go where the opportunity takes them.”

Applications close on Sunday, October 10.

  • For more details and an application form, see the Alliance careers page at www.alliance.co.nz/about-us/work-for-us.
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