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Join the Kerry Graduate Programme 2022

Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries

With sales in more than 150 countries and over 149 manufacturing locations, our team of 26,000-plus employees across multiple disciplines helps combine the science of nutrition and the art of taste to bring innovative, creative and sustainable solutions to consumers. Every day, we aim to nourish more than two billion people with sustainable nutrition.

Help us solve global food challenges

We’re in the midst of a consumer-led food revolution. Consumers demand more in terms of experience, taste, nutrition and sustainability. We’re developing better ways to inspire and produce food that is healthier, tastier and more sustainably produced. Kerry is a community of innovators, working across disciplines to solve global food challenges.

Learning by doing from day one

If you’re an ambitious team player, have a global outlook and are looking for meaningful challenges from early on, then a place on our graduate programme could be right for you. With roles in a wide range of functions – from  operations, research and development and supply chain to engineering, sales, finance, IT, marketing and more – there are so many ways to build on your skills and meet your career ambitions.

Real roles, real challenges

With 149 manufacturing locations around the world, Kerry gives you great exposure to a truly global working environment, nurturing and supporting graduates to become future leaders and develop exciting, fulfilling careers. We take talent seriously, focusing on early exposure to real business challenges and providing an accredited leadership development programme. It’s exciting and challenging! Kerry set you up to succeed.


Nourishing natural talent

Our graduates typically enjoy international assignments and direct client relationships early in their time  and thrive with the responsibility and support. Flexibility is central to our programme: you will be ready to take on new opportunities, benefit from the chance to shape your own career, and to work flexibly, trusted to deliver.

Accelerated career development

Completing the programme is only the beginning. You can look forward to ongoing development as a natural part of your career path through a growing company and through a personal leadership development programme with IMPACT International.

Are you the missing ingredient?

As you might be able to tell, this is not a "typical" graduate programme – it is so much more. Across our business, alumni of the programme are in senior leader and board member positions, including our CEO, Edmond Scanlon, who began with us as a graduate. You could be the next! If you want to help solve the food challenges of our time: apply now at

We have opportunities across Europe in:

  • Corporate Affairs
  • Engineering/ Establishments
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Manufacturing/Operations
  • Marketing
  • PMO/ MDM
  • Procurement
  • QHSE
  • RD&A
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain

To be eligible for the Kerry Graduate Programme 2022, you will need:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent in the relevant degree specified on the job advert
  • The right to work in Europe
  • Willing to relocate globally

What Kerry will offer you:

  • Permanent job
  • Competitive salary that will be reviewed during the performance review stage of the two-year programme
  • Two-year graduate development programme with IMPACT International
  • Exciting project work
  • Fast-track development
  • Real job with real responsibility

We also have programme opportunities in North America, Latin America and APMEA.

Applications open on Friday, October 22nd, Apply here to become part of our diverse team