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Our Work Matters

Syngenta employees have a major impact on the health and wellbeing of communities all around the world. They work in a focused, highly collaborative culture and benefit from working alongside a diverse and inspirational group of colleagues that you’d expect to find in a fast growing, international company. Working for Syngenta offers you the opportunity to play a part in addressing one of the most urgent challenges facing global agriculture today: how to feed more people in a sustainable way.

We’re always seeking better ways, in our science and in our working environment. The individuals who succeed here share this strong belief in growth and innovation. Our employees have a passion for taking on the toughest challenges, as well as a sense of urgency in bringing plant potential to life. We value the fact that each and every individual can make a real contribution within our large global organization. We invite you to explore these career pages to learn more about what makes Syngenta such an interesting and inspiring place to work.

Our People

At Syngenta we know that the individual contributions of our people help the world address the global challenge of ensuring food security. More than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries can say with pride: “Our work matters.”

Every one of our employees plays a fundamental role in the performance of our business. Who we are, what we stand for and what we offer in terms of career growth and personal development are our strongest tools for attracting and retaining the best people.

In Canada, we have an exceptional group of employees who have worked hard to create a culture built on high performance team work and genuine care and support for one another. Our leadership team is focused on unleashing the potential of each and every employee by providing a positive employment experience and an environment that encourages new ideas and creativity. The business strategy and achievements are shared with openness and transparency throughout the organization so that all team members can understand how they are contributing to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life.

Student & Graduate Opportunities

Summer is an exciting and busy time for Syngenta. Each growing season, we hire a large number of students from across the country to help with our small and large scale research trials and provide additional field and grower support for our sales force. In fact, many of our full time employees started their career with Syngenta as a summer student!

Many of our summer positions will help you gain valuable experience and insights on the exciting career paths available in Agriculture. For example, if you are interested in sales and marketing, you may spend the summer months working closely with a Territory Sales Representative supporting grower and retail customers. Is research and development a strong consideration? Try working alongside our field biologists or breeders conducting small-plot research programs and getting involved in the preparation of research materials, data collection, and analysis of results.

No matter what your interests are or what program you are studying, consider a summer role with Syngenta! Check back for postings in October and watch for us this fall where we will be present at Campus Career Fairs in Canada to answer your questions about potential summer and longer term career opportunities.

Here's what some of our former students had to say about their summer work experience:

“Syngenta treats their employees with respect, and offers work that provides a feeling of accomplishment.”

“Syngenta gives lots of options and opportunities for students as well as a clear idea and appropriate training at the beginning of the work term. They also have awesome people leading the summer students!!”

“Syngenta takes care of its employees – they provide very good, organized safety training making things a lot simpler on the job. They treat employees very well and show appreciation with perks such as meals, golf tournament, free clothing, etc. They make the summer work term enjoyable and memorable!!!!”

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