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Cultivate – Our Operations Development Program

Are you graduating from college? Would you like to be a people leader at Ardent Mills? Cultivate, our operations development program, provides the opportunities you need to build the skills, capabilities, and experiences that will set you up for success by exposing you to a variety of challenges and responsibilities across our operation.

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Over the course of fifteen months, you will gain insight into our business through hands-on learning while rotating through our Elevator, Mill, Loadout and Packaging, Quality, and Maintenance departments. You will gain industry knowledge and business acumen through weekly discussions, where you will network with leaders and learn about their areas of expertise. Throughout the program, you will get involved in a range of project work and potentially travel to other sites to broaden your experience. You will learn about relevant business topics and explore what it means to be an effective leader at Ardent Mills.

Upon program graduation, you will progress into a supervisor role at another location where you will lead others. This will give you direct people management experience and can provide another great stepping stone in your long-term career.

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Intern Program

Interested in building a career in the milling industry? Join us on a summer internship for a taste of what the future could hold. This highly immersive experience puts you at the heart of our business, working either at one of our manufacturing sites or in an office location.

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The program kicks off in Denver, Colorado, with a series of sessions and workshops with our senior leadership team. This will give you the chance to meet and network with other interns, and to build up basic knowledge about our business that you will be able to draw on throughout the summer.

You will then spend eight to twelve weeks in your chosen area, contributing to project initiatives, working closely with experienced team members, and gaining invaluable insight into life at Ardent Mills. As a site-based intern, you will be exposed to key areas of Milling, Operations and Food Safety and Quality (FSQ). As an office-based intern, you will gain experience in functional areas such as Finance, Supply Chain, IT or Risk.

At the end of the program, you will meet back in Denver to share experiences with fellow interns and reflect on your time at Ardent Mills. Do well, and you may be offered a full-time position, potentially on our Leadership Development Program.

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Meet Our Current
Graduates & Interns

"If I could describe my summer with Ardent Mills as one word, I would choose 'home.' Ardent Mills in Culpeper, Virginia was a place that I could call my 'home away from home.' I've never met a group of people so passionate and supportive towards this industry and to each other. Every day was a new adventure and I am so thankful I got to have this experience."

Halle Sparks


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Want to see us on campus? Keep an eye out for us in the Fall and Spring at the following careers fairs.


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