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Graduate Trainee Ireland


From day one you are given real responsibilities that affect the business as a whole, and this is what I wanted from a grad programme. Throughout my relatively short time here I have been given exposure to all areas of the business and been encouraged to experience everything.

Why Smurfit Kappa?

The programme offers a great opportunity to work for a Multi-National Organisation that offers immediate responsibilities and hands on approach.It provides the opportunity to travel abroad and work in many different cultures and societies while also experiencing all sides of the business from production to sales to marketing to financial aspects.

Tell us, what is a typical day like in Smurfit Kappa?

Each day is different, and new issues and challenges arise all the time. You are constantly being challenged with new and exciting ventures. You are gaining new experiences every single day, and learning from them.

What have been the most rewarding moments at Smurfit Kappa?

The most rewarding aspect of my time with Smurfit Kappa so far has been the amount I have learned and the experience I have gained. Having come straight from college with very little work experience, I have moved along so much since then.

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

Each and every day you will learn and develop. I have gained so much experience that will help me in the future no matter what I am doing. You have to be willing to work hard and put in the effort, otherwise you will not enjoy it. Treating people with respect is crucial, in any walk of life, and particularly within Smurfit Kappa. And finally…..enjoy the work you do or otherwise you will go mad!

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