RD&A Intern for Taste Fermentation

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Date: 26 May 2023

Location: Menstrie, STG, GB

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 46384
Position Type Student/ Intern
Posting Type DNI
Posting Type [[CareerBuilder]]


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!

About the role


We have an opportunity for a research, Development and Application (RDA) Intern to join our Menstrie site on a 12-month placement.


The site in Stirling, Scotland is the global production centre for Kerry EMEA Yeast Business.  We manufacturer yeast-based ingredients for a variety of food and cell nutrition applications as well as being a leading supplier of yeast to the whisky industry.


The site has a manufacturing history dating back over 250 years, tracing its origins back to a whisky distillery on the site. The current plant has been largely developed over the last 30 years and is now a highly sophisticated, leading edge semi continuous process plant with high levels of automation, process control and hygienic design standards.

Key responsibilities


  • Performing experiments in a laboratory.
  • Reporting results in a clear and concise manner.
  • Supporting RD&A through working with various Kerry systems.
  • Handling materials and dispatching samples.
  • Day-to-day laboratory organisation.
  • Functioning under an Operating Model that is aligned to the Kerry Operating Model to deliver best-in-class ways of working that will be embedded in systems to optimise and sustain best practice.
  • Satisfying consumer and customer needs faster, better, and more completely than competitors.

Qualifications and skills


  • Studying Microbiology, Biology, Food Science, Brewing/Distilling Science, or related scientific degrees such as Chemistry and on track for a 2:1 degree classification.
  • Motivated and persistent performer with the determination and drive to succeed.
  • Good laboratory skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong ability to interpret results and organise follow up work.
  • Strong ability to work well in a team and on your own.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.


About Kerry


Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.


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.


Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.