Frucor Suntory Graduate Programme - Research & Development

Requisition ID:  2472

Frucor Suntory is looking for Graduates to join us in 2023 on our Research & Development Graduate Program!


At Frucor Suntory we are hungry to make drinks better. We’re passionate about creating great-tasting drinks that have a positive impact on wellbeing and enjoyment.


We make, market and sell a range of energy drinks, waters, juices and soft drinks, many of which are Global household names. Our brands include the iconic ‘V’ energy drink, Maximus, Suntory BOSS Coffee, Ribena and Rockstar.


Frucor Suntory sets out to attract the best people, and we know that once we have great people on-board, we need to continuously develop their skill base and leadership mind-set. We are committed to your personal growth and to providing you with the tools necessary to further your career.


You will be immersed into a two-year programme which will provide challenging assignments stretching the way you think, giving you exposure to a range of developmental and learning experiences that will help you understand our business, develop your career and give you leadership development/opportunities.


And yes, it will be part of your job to help us taste test new V flavours, so bring your best taste buds!

You’ll gain real experience while earning a competitive salary. There is no average day at Frucor Suntory and you’ll get to experience working in a truly innovative company. 


On our programme, you will have the opportunity to work in Product Development, Packaging, and Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, whilst gaining exposure to the manufacturing environment and quality assurance functions.


Over the two years you will work in cross-functional project teams working with different departments within the entire Frucor Suntory business.


What are we looking for?

Here at Frucor Suntory, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and like to have fun but we don’t shy away from a challenge, and neither should you. A lot of what we look for is how you would align with our values ‘Together’, ‘Go For It‘ and ‘Make a Difference’.


You will:

  • Be in your final year of undergraduate degree and completing your qualification in 2022 in one of the following: BA, BAppSc, BBus, BCom, BEng, BSc, BSc Tech, BTech, B FoodTech and any Food Science or Food Technology related qualification
  • Be a dynamic person who thinks outside the box and is as passionate and hungry about making drinks better as much as we are
  • Have achieved consistently strong grades – we want to see the results from your dedication and commitment
  • Want to go places, so your ability to lead and influence people will be important
  • Have tonnes of initiative and won’t be afraid to get stuck in and give things a go
  • Have the practical ability to apply what you have learnt to provide business opportunities


You’ll need to be completing your undergraduate qualification in 2022 to be able to start in January 2023 and you’ll also need to be an New Zealand citizen or hold a New Zealand work visa to be eligible.


We’ll be holding our Discovery Centre this year in person at our Manukau office on September 6th. As this is a critical part of the Graduate program recruitment process, you will need to be available to attend on this day.


At Frucor Suntory, we recognise that all life experiences equate to innovation. We welcome people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, ages, life stages, sexualities and genders to apply to join the Frucor family. We are 100% proud of our people. We empower each other to go for it and make a difference. Come and work with us!


Does this sound like you? Then please APPLY TODAY along with your CV and your academic transcript or summary of results to date. You will also need to include a covering letter describing your biggest achievement to date; explaining why you think you'd be an asset to the team.


Applications for our various Graduate Programme streams close on August 21st 2022.


Please note all final applicants will need to complete all necessary pre-employment checks.