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2022 Graduate Human Resources Europe

We are Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company. We understand that consumers want delicious products made from trusted, authentic foods and flavours . Every day millions of people throughout the world consume foods and beverages containing our taste and nutrition solutions. We add protein to your post workout shake, we reduce sugar, while maintaining great taste and we have the know–how to replace the "baddies" in foods with wholesome ingredients. Join us and be part of the future of food.


Role Location:


Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland  


*Please be advised that the role location is subject to change at any stage of the recruitment lifecycle at the discretion of the business. Kerry's Graduate Programme operates on the basis that candidates are globally mobile*.




Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. We innovate with our customers to create great tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet. Our leading and proprietary consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,000+ food scientists and local manufacturing footprint in 31 countries enable us to co-create with our customers across over 150 countries.  At Kerry, we are driven to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition, and will reach over 2 billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030.


Description & Responsibilities:


As a Human Resources Graduate, you will participate in a wide range of business activities and support a broad network of senior HR stakeholders. Tasks and responsibilities will vary depending on your specific HR role. For example, your role may include the following:


Employee Lifecycle


•    Process HR and payroll related transactions within the agreed SLA delivery timescales, in particular: leavers and transfers, contractual changes, line manager changes, HR support requests, global mobility processes and employee relations administrative support
Talent Acquisition


•    Support 360 recruitment lifecycles. Tasks may include posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting telephone and in-person interviews, making job offers and negotiating starting salaries


Learning & Development 


•    Support the HR partner and the Kerry Learning Academy on the development of relevant training initiatives and the coordination of training events


Induction & Onboarding

•    Participate in the corporate induction programme 
•    Create end-to-end onboarding plans in conjunction with hiring managers and project managers to support new joiners


Performance Management


•    Train managers and employees on Kerry’s Performance Management lifecycle and subsequent follow up activities


Desirable Attributes:

•    Minimum 2:1 bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent
•    Eligibility to work in the EU without visa restrictions
•    Previous H.R experience is advantageous
•    Fluency in a second European language is beneficial
•    Excellent IT skills, particularly in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
•    Willingness to travel or relocate across the global Kerry organisation is a key requirement
•    Ability to work with cross-functional teams at various levels within the organization
•    Capable of working alone on a broad variety of projects 



Joining us means being supported by, and learning from, talented people who really care about what they do. You’ll get bags of responsibility early on, and we’ll be open to your ideas. And because we’re always looking to the future, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. Our current CEO joined us as a grad. How far will you go?

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