Fashion & Living


Our team of 160,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 150 years, we have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. We are continuously developing products that give consumers just what they’re seeking, advancing nutrition, food safety and sustainability. And we help all of our partners innovate and manage risk, so they can nourish the world again tomorrow. 

Our values, our culture

Help people thrive.

As a food and agricultural company, Cargill’s goal is to nourish people and animals. Human food and animal feeds depend on clean water, soil, air and light. As the world’s population continues to grow, so too do the demands on the environment. A sustainable future requires investing in environmental innovation today.

At Cargill, we are aware that our global reach creates high expectations for leadership in resource stewardship. We look to innovation as a way to preserve and protect the environment, whether by using energy and resources more wisely (which also helps reduce energy costs), pioneering profitable business and product lines that make use of renewable raw materials or helping customers shrink their environmental footprints.

Our Vision

Our vision is intended to unite, challenge, and inspire everything we do. By embracing and acting on the following ideas, we will drive Cargill to achieve its vision for the future.

  • Our purpose is to be the global leader in nourishing people.
  • Our mission is to create distinctive value.
  • Our approach is to be trustworthy, creative and enterprising.
  • Our performance measures are: engaged employees, satisfied customers, enriched communities, and profitable growth.

We all share a caring approach and a sense of respect and responsibility. Our values are a differentiator, are part of our history and are ingrained in our corporate philosophy.

Guiding Principles

The Cargill Guiding Principles are the foundation of our vision, and articulate our shared ethical values and expectations. In short, below are the principles that make up our code of conduct.

  • We obey the law.
  • We conduct our business with integrity.
  • We keep accurate and honest records.
  • We honor our business obligations.
  • We treat people with dignity and respect.
  • We protect Cargill’s information, assets and interests.
  • We are committed to being a responsible global citizen.

European Graduate Program

The European Graduate Program is a two-year development program for the EMEA region. Each of our disciplines offer unique job learning experiences plus personal development through professional and business skills training. You will grow your career in a value-based organization where you reach higher, do the right thing and put people first.

Are you a highly motivated recent university graduate eager to launch your career and engage in meaningful and diverse work experiences? Do you want to work in an international, multicultural environment and create a positive impact in your community and the world? Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. We are looking for people with focus on delivering quality work combined with excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to changes in a diverse multinational company.
If all of this applies to you, we are looking for you!


As a Commercial Graduate you start in a function in either sales or in commodity trading

As a sales employee you provide added value and solutions for our clients. For example you sell flour to animal feed mixers, sunflower oil to fast moving consumer goods producers, chocolate to praline/tablet global producers or, glucoses to the biggest players in the confectionary and beverage market or deliver starches to the big paper and corrugating industry players.

As a commodity trader you buy and sell raw food-materials worldwide. You make a daily analysis of the various market and price developments, you assess the risk elements and you take purchase action accordingly.

We’re looking for University graduates in Economics, Business Administration or Agricultural Science.


As a Finance Graduate you are seen as key to the success of the EMEA Accounting and Finance organization. Working in that organization you will be a member of a team that works closely with the businesses in your base country, for example trading/sales/forwarding/logistics/plant teams and you will be heavily involved in the daily business of Cargill.

You will be given responsibility for activity linked to the general accounting and reporting responsibilities such as assistance with preparation of profit and loss close and have responsibility for Balance Sheet reconciliation. You may be involved in special projects related to global or regional finance initiatives. You will gain significant knowledge on local, country and worldwide finance and accounting activities that support our businesses.

During the first year of your career you may also rotate to other financial expertise areas such as financial risk management, management information and decision support activities. Your career path will be regularly reviewed by EMEA Senior Finance Leaders to strengthen your skills and stretch your capabilities in the best way possible.

We’re looking for University graduates ideally with a Masters degree in Finance.

Food Safety Quality & Regulatory

As a Quality Graduate you will become a professional in our Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory compliance Function. You will be based either at one of our manufacturing facilities or within our Centre of Expertise teams where you will be involved in the design, verification, education and deployment of key processes supporting the manufacture and supply of safe and compliant products to our customers.

You will be interacting closely with internal and external stakeholders and may have the opportunity to lead projects with multifunctional teams. 

We’re looking for University graduates with a Master’s degree in a related Science (Food Technology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Microbiology or Quality Management).

Information Technology

As an IT Graduate you will become a professional in the European IT job family. During the European Graduate Program you will acquire knowledge on local, European and Global IT activities that support our businesses in a variety of areas including managing our infrastructure, business applications, project management, business relationship management and much more.

Innovation, Digitalization and Analytics are core competencies for Cargill to be successful in the years to come. We are looking for highly motivated university graduates in IT related areas or in business-related areas with affinity with IT and software systems, who can bring value to our business through digitalization.

Supply Chain

As a Supply Chain Graduate you will become a professional in the logistical part of a production site. You will begin as an assistant planner and be in direct contact with clients, suppliers and employees from production and management. You will be responsible for achieving an optimal relationship between production, loading activities and distribution of orders.

We’re looking for University graduates in Business Administration or Economics, preferably with a Supply Chain focus.


As a Technical Graduate you will apply your technical knowledge and your leadership potential in a hands-on environment. Early on, you may be responsible for a significant part of the production process and for the people that make it happen. You will be expected to contribute to productivity, quality and process improvement. Your success is determined by your capability to develop yourself as a technical expert in your field or a future technical leader.

We’re looking for University graduates in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Process, Agricultural, Food Science).

Technical Commercial - Animal Science

As a Technical Commercial Graduate you will complete your development program with Cargill’s animal nutrition business. In EMEA this comprises a premix business, a complete feed business and an aqua feed business. You will have the opportunity to perform assignments in various departments, including a potential short-term assignment abroad. When you think about Cargill’s animal nutrition business don’t only think in feed mills and farms, but also think Digital and Micro Nutrition (additives)! After successfully finishing the program, the aim is to provide you with a position within Commercial or Strategic Marketing & Technology.

We are looking for highly motivated recent University graduates in Animal Sciences/Nutrition.

What our graduates say:

Yufei, Commercial/Technical Graduate:
“One thing I really like about the Cargill’s European Graduate Program is that it encourages you to challenge. Through the challenges along your way, you will be surrounded by people who seek to inspire each other, by opportunities which lead to impactful results, and you will meet a better yourself at the end of the journey”

Hamish, Technical Graduate:
“Within 2 years of finishing university I have had the opportunity to manage multiple teams in an industrial plant, I am currently running one of the major plant production areas at the Manchester site. Cargill has given me great opportunities early in my career and has continued to develop me by giving me training to help succeed in the roles I have had. Excitingly there is still lots of scope to be involved in major engineering projects and commissioning work in the next few years which will be the next new challenge”

Julia, Commercial Graduate:
“I highly appreciate that no day is like the other – on the interface between our customers and many other internal departments you are quickly challenged to take over direct responsibility”

Patricia, IT Graduate:
“I loved the opportunity to meet and to learn together with colleagues from all around the world. Being able to share this first step on our careers with others was a great way to get started at Cargill. The open and supportive environment really contributed to a very positive experience”

Early years/Entry level opportunities

We also recruit for entry level and early years careers positions for School, College and University leavers across a range of areas. Please visit to search and apply for opportunities

The team