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R&D Graduate Programme

Almost everything you eat or drink contains a Kerry ingredient or flavour We work with thousands of customers across the globe, including the top 10 supermarkets, quick serve restaurants and brands; in fact, any food or beverage you can imagine.  Anyone can see the world. But what about the chance to change it? The work you will do with us will have an impact on food and beverage across the globe. That's not something every company can offer!

Here’s some of the really tasty bits about our programme

  • We make graduates permanent from the outset.
  • We are a global company exploring global opportunities. A large proportion of those on our Graduate Programme get to work and live abroad.
  • Many of our directors and department heads began their careers through our Graduate Programme. Motivation and passion can take you all the way to the top.
  • Responsibility comes early. We want you to develop the functional and leadership skills you need to make a real difference.

R&D Graduates

Our R&D Graduate Development Programme includes: 2 technology rotations; a secondment to one of Kerry’s 41 European manufacturing sites and you will also spend time with our Regulatory, Sensory and Analytical teams.

“The Graduate Programme has undoubtedly thrown me in at the deep end at the start of my professional career with real responsibility, stretching my capabilities and constantly making me think outside the box. I believe this is the best way to learn and grow as a young professional! Every day at Kerry brings a new challenge, but with that comes a warming sense of community and uplifting team spirit which I absolutely love.” - Kelsey Hunter, R&D 2016 Graduate Intake

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