INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE- ‘Rise’ The Bega Graduate Program. 

For the second year running, the Bega Group has been listed in the TOP 100 graduate employers for 2024! We recognise our graduates as future leaders and upcoming changemakers, that why we are excited to continue providing opportunities for graduates to join us in shaping the future of the Bega Group.

If you have a hunger to learn and a thirst for knowledge and want to launch your career at the home of Australia’s most iconic brands such as VEGEMITE and Dare Iced Coffee, then look no further. Come and join the ‘Rise’ The Bega Graduate Program to kick start your career!

Each year we provide a group of ambitious and enthusiastic graduates a fantastic opportunity to join the fast paced and exciting world of food and beverage manufacturing!

As a Bega Group “Rise” graduate you will work in a highly collaborative environment that promotes flexibility, opportunities, supportive, respectful and caring culture. We are committed to providing our graduates with broad experiences through our diverse range of products and brand portfolio so they can continue to grow and build a successful career with us. 

Highlights of the Rise Bega Graduate program include:

  • 3 rotations, each 8 months, to allow in-depth functional insight
  • A permanent role with the Bega Group aligned to your strengths post rotations
  • A mix of practical, on the job learning and professional development opportunities
  • Attend innovative and structured workshops
  • Opportunities to fast-track your leadership potential
  • Creating a professional network across the Bega Group nationally, including exposure and accessibility to senior leaders
  • Learn to business partner with key stakeholders to identify opportunities
  • Gain valuable experience within a large-scale Tier 1 FMCG business
  • Diverse and inclusive workplace and a healthy work/life balance


We invite expressions of interest via our partner grad connection at the beginning of each year. Specific streams will be advertised from June, also on the GradConnection website.

Make a difference, think outside the box, come and join us and develop your career with The Great Australian Food Company! 

We will accept applications from the following candidates:

• Full Australian Working Rights
• Completed degree within the last three years
• Your study has been completed at an Australian or New Zealand university
• Provides academic transcript once study complete (with a ‘pass’ score minimum)
• Willing to attend assessment centre day

Joining the Bega Group through the RISE Graduate Program over 18 months ago, Georgia Pearson, Logistics & Supply Chain Graduate shared a little about the opportunities that have cropped up for her at the Bega Group RISE Graduate Program

I have been fortunate enough to start my career with the Bega Group within the RISE Graduate Program, which is synonymous with how the Group supports growth. It is a valuable opportunity for recent graduates to enter the workforce and apply their studies. This is achieved through on-the-job learning and formal learning initiatives such as the #heartLEADER program as well as a formal mentoring program. For me, the Graduate Program was a stepping stone into the workforce. The program has provided me exposure to various aspects of the Bulk Nutritionals and Ingredients business unit, and I have been able to gradually grow my understanding of the business along with my skills. read more

Nicky Martin, Graduate Engineer

I’ve been with the Bega Group for just over two and a half months, and I’ve felt very welcomed as a new starter. I loved the idea of working for a big Australian brand which was part of my initial attraction to the business, and I love to support Australians. The company values really resonate, and I love them too! Early on I already find that I’m enjoying not only being connected to the food but making changes for the better.

I’d describe the Bega Group as direct, innovative and supportive. Direct, because it is fast-paced and to the point, if something is or isn’t working you are going to find out very quickly. Innovative, as you can think of very creative ways to fix different problems. I feel very supported not only by my team but the company as a whole, everyone wants you to do well and is willing to help you achieve that. read more

Hear from Tim Tielen who has been with the Group for five years and in that time has moved through different roles and is currently our Dare Brand Manager.

Having grown up in the country, the Bega Group’s connection with farmers and their origins first attracted me to the business.

During my five years here, I have been lucky enough to have had access to multiple opportunities – first through the Graduate Program followed by an internal move into my current role.

I first started as a Sales and Marketing Graduate which allowed me to work across marketing, category and in the field. Following this I returned to Marketing as an Assistant Brand Manager looking after Nut Spreads and more recently, I moved into my current role Brand Manager – Dare. read more

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