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Julia

 Graduate Trainee Germany

As a trainee at Smurfit Kappa, I learn something new every day.

 

 

 

Why did you join Smurfit Kappa?

Working in sales for Smurfit Kappa, you deal with customers from different sectors and backgrounds every day. That was one of the main reasons for me to join the company, as a FMCG company could not have offered me that variety. I also like that we often sell individual packaging solutions that can only be successful if the Smurfit Kappa team and the customer´s team work together. I also appreciate the international working environment.

The company culture at Smurfit Kappa is very open and team-oriented. It was very easy for me to adapt to my new working environment, to get to know my colleagues and to get started with my tasks. My colleagues have integrated me into the team quickly so it didn´t take me long not to feel like “the new one” anymore.

What do you enjoy most about your job at Smurfit Kappa?

What I enjoy most is the variety. Every day is different, every Smurfit Kappa plant is different, every customer is different… I never get bored and I constantly learn new things. I also like the fact that I travel so much. I have worked at several European plants so far which has given me a lot of valuable experience.

What advice would you give to someone considering joining Smurfit Kappa?

I think versatility is the most important quality one needs for a career at Smurfit Kappa. Working with colleagues in different plants, different countries and a very diverse customer base requires the ability to adapt quickly and understand processes easily.
For a sales job, team-working skills are also crucial. A lot of the daily work routine requires coordination work with national or international colleagues, so one should enjoy that.
If you are a versatile, interested and open person with an international outlook who enjoys teamwork, Smurfit Kappa is the right company for you!

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