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We have a variety of graduate opportunities around the world.


Apply for a graduate role in:

North America | EMEA | APAC

Latin America (Portuguese) | Latin America (Spanish)

Your career starts here

Lay the foundation for a dynamic, progressive career. Our Graduate Development Programme offers accelerated progression to a leadership role in your professional area. We allow you to find your way, while enjoying an innovative work environment with global career potential.

Kerry leads the way in the food, beverage and pharma industries. If you have the ambition, commitment and vision essential to being in our next generation of global leaders, join us. We’re consistently awarded one of the best graduate employers.

Our graduate programme 2016 is currently open for applications.

“I joined Kerry 30 years ago on the Graduate Programme. I’m living proof that if you are a team player, can work hard and want to excel, Kerry offers all the scope and opportunity you need to achieve your ambitions.”

Gerry Behan, Kerry President & CEO


The Kerry Graduate Development Programme

Our Graduate Development Programme has been designed to turn graduates into the future leaders of Kerry. You’ll find our alumni in the highest echelons of the company.

Year on year, the programme attracts passionate, creative and forward-thinking individuals from a range of disciplines. What they all have in common is a passion for food and beverage and unlimited ambition – the perfect ingredients for success.

Our intensive, best-in-class two-year programme gives you the opportunity to get hands on with innovative project work, real opportunities for learning through secondments and assignments and formal training both on and off site. 

As Kerry is a global company with operations in more than 100 countries, you’ll have the opportunity to travel and work abroad.

Throughout, you’ll learn from talented colleagues, have access to senior leaders and be coached throughout by your dedicated mentor.

Completing the programme is only the beginning. You can look forward to on-going development as a natural part of your career path through a growing company and through the Kerry Learning Academy. 

The Academy offers many opportunities to advance your skills and knowledge, gain further qualifications and diversify your role.

Applications are still open for 2016. We have opportunities in:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Commercial (sales, marketing and category management)
  • Engineering
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Operations
  • Quality
  • Procurement
  • Research and development
  • Supply chain

Meet some of our graduates

I’m currently based in Kerry’s Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland, but I started my career in Brazil while I was earning my Master’s degree. I also spent several years working in Kerry’s North America headquarters. I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel, experience a number of different cultures and work with people of all different backgrounds while at Kerry.”

Eduardo Salan, R&D Manager, Ireland

“The Kerry organisation is growing and constantly changing. The challenges and training that Kerry offers, along with longer-term career opportunities are what attracted me to apply for the Graduate Programme. But, what motivates me is that my efforts are always recognised, and management take notice and let me know when I have done well.”

Alicia Mao, Supply Chain Specialist, China

“The Kerry Group Graduate Programme gives you great exposure to a truly global working environment, providing real challenge and excitement that keeps you motivated. Because of its size and growth, Kerry can offer new graduates exciting and fulfilling careers. As a business, Kerry nurtures its graduates, supporting them to become the future leaders of the company.”

Wahyu Pranoto, Operations Manager, Malaysia