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2023 Graduate Programme Europe - Research, Development & Application (RD&A)

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Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: Europewide, IE

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 41648
Position Type Kerry Graduate
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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 - Research, Development & Application (RD&A) 



About our Research, Development & Application (RD&A) Graduate Programme



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.


2 different business areas you could work in:

Taste and Nutrition (T&N) - We proactively present innovative concepts and ideas that fit the customers, the markets and the consumers aligned with our Taste & Nutrition strategy. 

Applied Health and Nutrition (AH&N) presents a vast portfolio of advanced Technologies (from Cell Nutrition, Vinegar, Enzymes, Brewing Ingredients, Proteins, to Food Protection). 


You’ll be at the front of Customer innovation helping our business and sustain growth. We innovate with a uniquely structured approach to designing products, services, and experiences that positively and profitably influence behaviour.


You’ll be supported and mentored every step of the way by experts, working on real projects that allow you to apply your learning and start your journey towards becoming a leading food technologist.






Netherlands – Tiel

Ireland – Naas



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


  • Work directly with customers to understand their requirements and design and develop the components that will be used to help our customers create great-tasting products.
  • Apply scientific principles for research and improvement of products beyond taste, so they are better, more wholesome, nourishing, and sustainable.
  • Understand a truly market led approach in Food / Meat / Beverage / Supplements / Pet food
  • End to end project management in applied research / technology and innovation research
  • Explore and be a pioneer in research areas: sensory science, nutrition, flavour, creation & fermentation
  • Participate in internal and external customer requests to satisfy project needs from concept through commercialisation and troubleshooting.




What you need to apply


  • Minimum 2:1 or equivalent degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Food and Human Nutrition, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, and related scientific degrees.
  • A passion for food industry, and especially taste, nutrition, and advanced technologies.
  • Fluent in English and in the language of the country you are applying to.
  • Permanent right to work 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.