Smurfit Kappa Employee

Operations Graduate Scheme

Discover more about our Operations Graduate Scheme

What does the Operations Graduate Scheme consist of?

  • This scheme is for graduates who have a passion for manufacturing, and are keen to get hands on with £multimillion machines working on both implementation and improvement projects as well as maintenance issues.
  • Over the course of the two year scheme, graduates will have the opportunity to really develop their technical manufacturing knowledge and experience in a practical environment, using the theories they have already studied.
  • With 2 different placements, each of approximately 12 months, on different UK sites the levels of exposure and responsibility, and the opportunities to develop are vast.  
  • You will receive on and off the job training, mentoring and coaching, in a real life, challenging work setting, whilst making a recognisable contribution to the company.

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Take a look at what we offer

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    A starting salary of £27,400 per annum
  • House

    Accommodation Allowance

    Up to £500 P/M Non Taxable Accommodation Allowance
  • World


    25 Days Holiday + Public Holidays
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    Career Progression

    Accelerated Career Progression
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    Contributory Pension Scheme

What we’re looking for

  • 2:1 in an engineering or technical degree discipline
  • Full UK Driving Licence 
  • Right to work in UK without Sponsorship
  • The kind of people who will be suited to these positions 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.  

Our recruitment process

  • Pack Testing


    Send us your latest CV along with a covering letter
  • Phone Smurfit Kappa

    Phone Call

    We'll have a short telephone interview
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    Face to Face

    We'll then have Face to Face Interview
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    Assessment Centre

    Take part in a one-day assessment centre

How to apply

Sorry the application period is now closed.  Please return back in Sept 2022.