Graduate scheme

Ireland +2

We are Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company. We understand that consumers want delicious products made from trusted, authentic foods and flavours . Every day millions of people throughout the world consume foods and beverages containing our taste and nutrition solutions. We add protein to your post workout shake, we reduce sugar, while maintaining great taste and we have the know–how to replace the "baddies" in foods with wholesome ingredients. Join us and be part of the future of food.

Role Locations:  

  • Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland        
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Gainsborough, United Kingdom
  • Hartlepool, United Kingdom
  • Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
  • Wittstock, Germany
  • Zwjidrecht, Netherlands

*Please be advised that the business will consider you for all locations on application for this graduate position and locations are subject to change at any stage of the recruitment lifecycle. Kerry's Graduate Programme operates on the basis that candidates are globally mobile*.


Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. We innovate with our customers to create great tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet. Our leading and proprietary consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,000+ food scientists and local manufacturing footprint in 31 countries enable us to co-create with our customers across over 150 countries.  At Kerry, we are driven to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition, and will reach over 2 billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030.

Description & Responsibilities:

This is an excellent opportunity for an Engineering Graduate with a career focus on Engineering management within a large global business to gain  best practice experience covering all aspects of industrial engineering incorporating: people management, reliability engineering, process engineering, project management and CI (Continuous improvement). This role will encompass experience across multiple Kerry engineering technologies and will require regional and possibly global mobility. Tasks will vary depending on the role but will include:

  • Managing and engaging with the Kerry Graduate Programme
  • Delivering assigned projects and tasks
  • Engaging with the site Engineering Manager, assigned mentor and subject matter experts during the graduate programme
  • Tracking and completing the graduate programme development plan
  • Learning about the Kerry business drivers, its process capability, products and customers
  • Learning the Kerry Engineering drivers, measures and KPIs
  • Learning and using the business software platforms
  • Keeping a graduate log of learning and achievements up to date and getting sign off during the programme.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in an Engineering discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Process or Chemical Engineering.
  • Demonstrates a passion for Food.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Proven record of delivering on projects and achievement of results
  • Motivated self-starter with the determination and drive to succeed
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Strong ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Willingness to re-locate globally 

Joining us means being supported by, and learning from, talented people who really care about what they do. You’ll get bags of responsibility early on, and we’ll be open to your ideas. And because we’re always looking to the future, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. Our current CEO joined us as a grad. How far will you go?

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Preferred Degree Subjects

Mechanical Engineering and related

Chemical Engineering and related

Manufacturing Engineering and related

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