Why Join us?

This is an exciting time to be part of a food and nutrition business. With shifting population patterns, a growing awareness of ingredients and changes in consumer demands, food and how we use it are very much in focus. And Kerry Taste & Nutrition is the place to be!

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  • Rewarding Job

    We make graduates permanent from the word go.

    And offer a competitive salary.

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  • Career Progression

    We are a global company exploring global opportunities.

    A large proportion of those on our Graduate Programme get to work and live abroad.

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  • Travel Opportunities

    Many of our directors and department heads began their careers through our Graduate Programme.

    Motivation and passion can take you all the way to the top.

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  • Responsibility

    Responsibility comes early.

    We want you to develop the functional and leadership skills you need to make a real difference.

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Why join Kerry Graduates?




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Operations in 26


Supplying customers in 140+






What we do

We work with thousands of customers across the globe, to create great tasting nutritious food.

We can add protein to your post workout shake or reduce the sugar in your favourite treats, while maintaining taste you enjoy.

What you’ll do

Anyone can see the world. But what about the chance to change it? The work you will do with us will have an impact on food and beverage across the globe.

That’s not something every company can offer!

About Kerry Graduates

Kerry is the Taste & Nutrition Company

We want great people to work with us to make products people enjoy and feel better about eating; to help us create more authentic and delicious taste experiences; and to be part of making more nutritious products that are inspired by and good for people.

We believe that our commitment to taste and nutrition satisfies fundamental human needs that will never diminish – to eat, to eat well and to be healthy.

As we work together strive to meet these needs, our approach to success is built all on eight distinct pillars.


  • Better for You

    Better for You

  • Free From

    Free From

  • Authentic & Familiar

    Authentic & Familiar

  • Pure & Simple

    Pure & Simple


  • Tailored for You

    Tailored for You

  • Good for You

    Good for You

  • Fresh & Invigorating

    Fresh & Invigorating

  • Pleasure & Indulgence

    Pleasure & Indulgence

It’s important to know what gets us up in the morning. What keeps us focused and how we work together to fulfil our mission.

Our Vision

To be the leader in Taste & Nutrition for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, creating sustainable value for our customers, employees, environment, community and shareholders.

Our Mission

To help delight and nourish consumers across the globe.

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Our Values

  • Commitment

    • Customers
    • Passion
    • Science
    • Technology
  • Teamwork

    • Respect
    • Diversity
    • Empowered
    • Accountable
  • Excellence

    • Quality
    • Safety
    • Integrity
    • Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship

    • Ownership
    • Innovation
    • Agility
    • Drive
  • Value Creation

    • Success
    • Results
    • Sustainability
    • ROI
Graduate Development

Graduate Development

Keeping you on-course to be the very best you can be, our programme follows the 70:20:10 development model.

70% of your learning takes place on the job through projects, rotations and being given responsibility early in your career.

20% comes from the support of your manager and your mentor, who is a senior leader in Kerry.

10% comprises a personal leadership programme run in conjunction with a leading Executive Education school, the Irish Management Institute.

Check out our Graduate Opportunities

Success Stories Here's a few we prepared earlier:

Audrey Murphy – Finance

Audrey Murphy – Finance

Graduate Recruit 2012

“When I started as a Graduate, I never thought I’d be Plant Controller within 5 years.”

"In just 5 years, I went from Graduate to Plant Controller in the US. Kerry took me the scenic route too – through Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and South Africa – making the journey all the more exciting."

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Sean Broderick – Operations

Sean Broderick – Operations

Graduate Recruit 2010

“The Graduate Programme was my stepping stone to exciting projects in Italy, South Africa and the UK.”

"After completing the programme, I was given the job of Production Manager at the Beverage Flavours plant at Mozzo in Northern Italy. Following four years in this and various other roles, I took on a short-term assignment in Cape Town. In 2017, an exciting opportunity brought me back to Europe; this time to Hartlepool in England."

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David Dalton – RD&A

David Dalton – RD&A

Graduate Recruit 2013

“The buzz of seeing my first product hit the shelves made the effort worthwhile.”

"There are moments in your life you’ll never forget. Seeing my first product on the shelves of a Swedish supermarket was just incredible. It was the result of so much effort and imaginative thinking from our team in Naas. It’s great to be part of that kind of success and really bringing the future of food to life."

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Ariane Osseiran – Operations

Ariane Osseiran – Operations

Graduate Recruit 2013

“The work I do is enjoyed by consumers around the world – everywhere from coffee shops to beach bars.”

"In my current position of Project Manager at our Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Naas, I oversee the launch of strategic products for Beverage Systems, leading teams at various sites and in different countries. Whether you know it or not, you’re tasting these products whenever you sip a cocktail or grab a Frappe!"

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Lisa Phelan – Procurement

Lisa Phelan – Procurement

Graduate Recruit 2012

“My career combines two of things I’m most passionate about – food and travel.”

"The few short years since I joined as Graduate Recruit have taken me a long, long way. In fact, all the way to Singapore! My current position is Regional Category Buyer, with responsibility for the herbs, spices, fruits & vegetables categories in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa."

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Malcolm Sheil – CEO

Malcolm Sheil – CEO

Graduate Recruit 1988

“By constantly adding value and focusing on what matters, it’s possible to reach the top.”

"I joined Kerry as a Graduate Accountant in 1988, spent three years in the U.S. as Plant Controller and Corporate Commercial Controller, was promoted to Finance Director for Kerry Mexico and then to Finance Director for Kerry South America…. all within 10 years! In 2003, I was appointed President of Kerry’s Latin America business and served in that role for 13 years, returning to Ireland in 2016 to take up the positions of President & CEO of Kerry’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Suffice to say, I’ve enjoyed the journey so far."

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If you think, you’ve got what it takes

It’s time to see where your skills can take you.

Visit the links below for more details.

  • Apply Online

    Before you apply, it is important that you do your research on Kerry, the food industry and the functional area that you wish to apply to. Once you have decided on the functional area that is right for you, just click on the Apply Online tab to complete the online application form and upload the most recent copy of your CV. Please note that the application process is in English and you must submit an English version of your CV.

  • Situational Judgement Test

    You will be sent a link to complete a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). It is an aptitude test which will assess your approach to problem-solving in work-related situations.

  • Application Screened

    Our dedicated graduate recruitment team will screen your application and assess your suitability to the programme. Please remember to proof read your application and CV before you apply.

  • Online Aptitude Tests

    You will be asked to complete Online Aptitude Tests. These tests are timed and you will only have one attempt to complete.

  • Video Interview

    At video interview stage you will be assessed on both your knowledge of Kerry and your motivation to join and to be part of the Graduate Programme. You will also be asked some technical questions to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills required to work in the area that you have applied to.

  • Assessment Centre

    Should you be successful at video, you will then be shortlisted to attend an Assessment Centre.

    Our Assessment Centres differ by function and you may be required to arrive the afternoon before the Assessment Centre. On the day of the Assessment Centre you will complete three activities:

    1. A presentation exercise (details of which will be provided ahead of the Assessment Centre)
    2. A group discussion exercise
    3. A final round interview

    Both the presentation and group discussion exercise are situational based and are designed to assess how you would deal with certain scenarios relevant to the role you are applying to. The final round interview is a competency based interview. In a small number of cases, some candidates may have a further on-site interview post assessment centre.

  • Job Offer

    In the majority of cases offers are made to successful candidates within 10 days of attending assessment centre.

  • Start Date

    Congratulations you are now a Kerry Graduate! Graduates join the business between July and September each year.

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