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Arla Foods Finance Graduate Scheme - Leeds

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Tickler® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 150 countries around the world. With 4,000 colleagues in the UK and 21,000 globally, our employees are at the heart of our business. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.


Arla's Finance Graduate Scheme will initially be centred in the UK (Leeds HQ) with opportunities to gain international experience to develop talented individuals for leading roles within our European Finance Team. You will gain the all the exposure, experience and support you need in order to achieve a successful career in Finance as you rotate between our key departments.


What you will gain

  • Full support on your development throughout your 3 years on the scheme, with a programme designed to prepare you for future management roles.
  • Funding for your professional CIMA  qualifications, including providing paid leave for study during working hours and exams.
  • Access to a network of graduates whereby we will further your development in key leadership skills and offer insights into your learning and work styles, providing you with a suite of skills to succeed in your finance career with us.



You will gain key experience within our Commercial, Supply Chain, Milk & Member Services and Corporate Finance teams. Your responsibilities will grow during your time on the scheme, with the expectation that you will not only successfully complete the roles presented, but will push yourself and your colleagues to identify areas for further improvement. 


  • Taking ownership for a selection of annual projects and performing in depth analysis and investigations to support delivery of our Finance function
  • Offering day to day support on business cases for new products for category finance
  • Working cross functionally with dynamic sales and marketing teams, and senior leaders driving



  • The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in any discipline, having achieved at least a 2:1 or 300 UCAS points +
  • You will possess excellent communication skills and an ability to manage stakeholders up to senior management level.
  • You will possess a self-driven learning mindset, and be ambitious to pursue a strong career in finance within a thriving, globally reputable business.


For more information, please reach out to Talent Acquisition Partner Patrick Kilbride on  Please note, that ahead of being offered a place on the scheme you will be required to provide documentation confirming your degree result. The start date for this graduate scheme is September 2023. The closing date for this role is the 10th of February.


We have a purpose for Good 

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you? 


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