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2023 Graduate Programme Europe - Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QSHE)

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Date: 23-Nov-2022

Location: Europewide, IE

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 41678
Position Type Kerry Graduate
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Posting Type [[LinkedIn]]
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How often can you find a multi-billion-dollar company that offers you flexibility to change in your career as your interests change? You just did.  Kerry's unique culture and commitment to change in the food, beverage, and pharma industries offers support and opportunities as your interests and need to explore grow. If fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and global opportunities appeal to you, then introduce yourself!



2023 Graduate Programme Europe - Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QSHE)




About our Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QSHE) Graduate Programme


Our QSHE Graduate Development Programme is challenging, and designed to deliver training, practical experience, and knowledge across the breadth of quality and food safety activities and systems deployed at our production facilities.  You will work closely with other functions such as Operations, Supply Chain and Engineering and building a network across the broader Kerry QSHE Community.


This is a structured programme, where you will rotate across a minimum of two manufacturing sites with different process technologies, manufacturing different products and service different end markets. The purpose of the role is to deliver successful and experienced professionals who are equipped to successfully move into a managerial role at the end of the two-year programme. You will receive the support of a mentor, and leadership to ensure your development stays on track.







Ireland – Listowel, Co Kerry or Charleville, Co Cork

Denmark - Glamsbjerg

Spain - Sevilla, Vigo, Talayuela




About Kerry



The aim to shape the future of food might seem ambitious to some, but to us in Kerry it's all in a day’s work.


Kerry is dedicated to helping create better-tasting, more authentic and nutritious food, and beverages. We produce safe, quality products that help feed millions every day.


At Kerry, we believe in giving talented, curious people the opportunity to make a difference.


We work as a team, searching for the best ways to inspire food and nourish life.


We’re a community of innovators, working across disciplines to solve global food challenges with a fresh approach. We want you to achieve whatever you put your mind to.




What you could be doing



There are two streams – Quality and Health and Safety and activities will vary depending on the stream you join but could include:


  • Quality and food safety projects
  • Product and process improvements through the implementation and analysis of designed experiments and capability studies.
  • Risk assessments
  • How to establish, track & trend, and take action to key performance indicators
  • Quality and food safety Systems: structure and levels, managing, updating, and adding to the system.
  • Environmental compliance and protection systems, Environmental standards, including ISO14001
  • Auditing & inspections
  • Quality Control, working on Product specifications, analytical procedures, sampling programs and control systems to ensure that these are appropriate, meeting system capability and achieve key consumer requirements.





What you need to apply



  • A degree, ideally in Food Technology, Health Safety and Environmental, Science or another related field
  • A passion for food industry, and especially for food safety and quality
  • Fluent in English and in the language of the country you are applying to.
  • Permanent right to work in Europe


In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles, and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit.  We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status, or any other protected characteristic.