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Position Title: Energy Graduate - NZ

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Timaru 

Grade: Grade 03 

Requisition ID: 19743 



Opportunity grows here. . .Our exceptional graduate program is designed to help you unleash your unique talent. 

We are a Global business that has been creating great tasting food for over 60 years! We produce and sell some of the world’s favourite products that bring joy to millions of customers and consumers around the world. Our products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries. McCain Foods is an international leader in the frozen food industry, employing over 22,000 people and operating 53 production facilities on six continents. Did you know 1 in 4 fries is from McCain?


Our secret ingredient? Our People.
Our team is made up of individuals worldwide whose curiosity, courage and commitment are what have made McCain Foods an International household name. We are looking for well rounded, driven, highly analytical thinkers, who also have a passion to become future leaders at McCain. 


The Energy/Environment Graduate Program

The Energy/Environment program is a specialised program allowing you to gain broad and valuable exposure to the businesses environmental initiatives and participate in the implementation of resource efficiency projects. You will be placed in a full time role and simultaneously be part of our world class development programs to build your skills for the future.


So what does the role involve?

As the Energy/Environment Graduate, you will:

  • Be introduced to statutory and environmental policies driving McCain’s strategy and vision
  • Learn about sustainability and efficiency improvements in relation to energy, water, waste and carbon emissions
  • Assist in the implementation of energy and resource efficiency initiatives
  • Assist in creating sustainable cost initiatives to reduce operation cost and improve environmental compliance 
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure projects are developed using latest global best practices


What's in it for you?

Your performance, your professional development and your career progression are important to us. We encourage our people to view their career as a journey and make the most of our many opportunities.


  • A development program focused on building Leadership Capability
  • You will have complete ownership of results paired with strong management mentoring and coaching
  • An experienced Buddy to help guide your graduate journey
  • Real, meaningful and high impact projects 
  • The chance to form unforgettable bonds and friendships with your Grad cohort
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits


About You

A successful candidate will have:

  • Unrestricted working rights in Australia/New Zealand 
  • A recent Bachelor’s or Master's Degree graduate in Science, Environmental Science or a related discipline
  • Willingness to relocate
  • Curious mindset seeking a rewarding Career 


Application Process
Please include your CV in your application and answer a few short questions. 


Bonus points if you shout out – 'Ah McCain! You’ve done it again' when you’ve finished your application!

Do you crave a Career, not just a job? If your answer is Yes, Apply Now!



McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Your privacy is important to us. By submitting personal data or information to us, you agree this will be handled in accordance with the Global Employee Privacy Policy 


Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: ANZ 
Department: ​Timaru Plant ​
Location(s): NZ - New Zealand : Canterbury : Timaru 

Company: McCain Foods (NZ) Limited 

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