Graduates | Where will you take us? | Smurfit Kappa

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Will you rise to the challenge?

When you’re starting out in your career, you need to be sure that the company you commit to delivers the best in opportunities and rewards. With Smurfit Kappa’s Graduate Programme, you’ll enjoy just that - and you can start building your technical, managerial and leadership skills straight away.

Because we provide innovative packaging solutions for some of the best-known brands across the globe, you’ll learn their business and work with them on the most advanced ways to get their products to market, safely and cost-effectively.

This two-year programme offers you the opportunity to spend 8 months in three different locations in Europe working on R&D, production, maintenance, equipment and leadership experience in dynamic multinational environments. During this time you will be continuously trained and mentored, steering you to get the best out of yourself and out of the programme.


  • A Master’s degree in Engineering and a maximum of 2 years of relevant working experience.
  • Proven leadership abilities, for example through your extra-curricular activities
  • Ambitious, driven and comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Prepared to travel to any of our operations during the Programme

How to become one of our next graduates?

Send your CV and covering letter to to show us why you are passionate about becoming the next future leader of Smurfit Kappa.