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Engineering Industrial Placements

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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 an organisation worth considering.


Smurfit Kappa has 3 Engineering Industrial Placement vacancies in the UK this year providing opportunities to join engineering and manufacturing teams working on productivity improvement and capitalising on investments made.


We want our IPs 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 £18,500, 25 days holiday + public holidays, accommodation allowance, life assurance, contributory pension scheme, and the possibility to be considered for fast track to our Graduate Assessment Centre on graduating.

If you are up for the challenge, then please get in touch.  Send your cv together with a covering letter explaining what it is about SK Corrugated and our training scheme which interests you to by Wednesday 30 November 2016. Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK and enrolled on an engineering degree programme which allows for a placement year in order to be eligible for consideration.

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