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Learning and development

Wondering how you can become the total package? 

At Smurfit Kappa Ireland we want our employees to grow with our organisation. Learning and Development is a key tool in the attraction and retention of top graduates and professionals and through partner institutions we offer the chance for our people to up-skill and broaden their horizons.

The Smurfit Kappa Ireland - Graduate Management Programme, adopts a stretegic, future-oriented and integrated approach to developing graduates for a variety of management roles within the company. Aligned to measured performance goals, our graduates are expected  to complete tasks in challenging, dynamic situations and effectively manage projects that have realised end results which impact on the business at regional, national and Pan European level.

Graduates also undergo external education and training courses during the programme that enhance their productivity and performance. These courses further develop our graduates potential to deliver real business focused results for both themselves professionally and the overall organisation; while doing so in a structured, mentored and diverse commercial environment.

Learning and Development as part of our graduate programmes can include:

On and off the job learning

You will learn an invaluable amount by working alongside skilled, experienced colleagues who will share their knowledge and let you know how you are getting on.

External Education

Throughout the programme you will gain further qualifications through recognized educational institutions and be encouraged to participate in external training courses to equip you with the required aptitudes to strive in a modern working environment.


Our mentors are on hand to provide you with the support, advice, feedback and of course, the all important confidence boost you will need to grow within your role.

Project Groups

You will have the chance to be involved in exciting, valuable business cases and projects, where your ideas and input will matter.

International Graduate Network

A network spanning across countries to share information, expertise and career opportunities with people in the same position as you.


Opportunities to kick-start your career

View our vacancies

Meet our students and graduates

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Graduate Trainee Germany



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