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Corrugated General Management Graduate Training Scheme


With around 45,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 34 countries and a sales revenue of €8.1 bn in 2015, Smurfit Kappa Group is one of the leading producers of paper based packaging in the world. 


Smurfit Kappa Corrugated is a division of the Smurfit Kappa Group, and is a major player in a dynamic, fast paced and constantly evolving industry.  As a business we are both creative and innovative, providing eye catching retail ready packaging solutions to support the sales and marketing campaigns of most of the UK manufacturing industry, as well as a vast range of protective transit packaging.  Add to that the fact that paper based packaging is the ultimate sustainable resource – in the UK 80% of all corrugated cardboard is recycled, and the average cardboard box contains 75% recycled fibres, and this has to be a business worth considering.


Smurfit Kappa has 3 places for recent graduates of any discipline on its General Management Graduate Training Scheme in the UK this year.  Each UK Smurfit Kappa Corrugated site is run as a separate business unit by a General Manager, and as a result it is vital that we have a talent pipeline of future General Managers for our business The successful candidate will need to be located at 3 or 4 different sites anywhere within the UK during the 2 year scheme to enable them to develop a good understanding of the various factors involved in running a business, so mobility is essential.


We want our graduates to reach their full potential both personally and professionally, while making a real contribution to the bottom line, so we provide them with the perfect learning environment of innovation, motivation and support.  They will receive on and off the job training, mentoring and coaching, in a real life, challenging work setting.  The kind of people we are looking for will be confident and ambitious, with a natural flair for building relationships at all levels of business and outstanding communication skills.  They will be self-motivated, tenacious and resilient, and comfortable working both alone and as part of a team.


To the successful candidate who fits the bill we are offering: a salary of £24,000, 25 days holiday + public holidays, accommodation allowance, life assurance, contributory pension scheme.

If you are up for the challenge, then please get in touch.  Send your cv together with a copy of your full driving licence, confirmation that you have the right to work in the UK, and a covering letter explaining what it is about Smurfit Kappa Corrugated and our training scheme which interests you to by Wednesday 9 November 2016.

Remember, applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, so apply early to give yourself the best chance.