FAQs

  1. What kind of person do we look for?
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      We are recruiting for our next generation of global leaders for Kerry, so we look for people who are:

       

      Passionate – about Kerry, the industry and what we do
      Flexible –  in attitude and approach; willing to try new things (big or small)
      Mobile & Adaptable – open to short-term or long-term opportunities in other locations that will offer the opportunity to build your exposure and therefore your career
      Team Players – who support others to complete the task at hand
      Creative – innovative and forward-thinking, open to sharing ideas and solutions
      Driven – to progress their careers; have a “can-do” attitude; looks to contribute and add value

       

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  2. How is the Graduate Programme structured?
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      The two-year Kerry Graduate Programme gives our Early Careers employees hands-on experience and the opportunity to work in a highly diverse and global team.

       

      As a Kerry Graduate, you will be placed into a permanent job with real responsibilities from day one. You will be able to make an impact through career experiences that will positively challenge you, supported by mentorship, coaching, advice and formal training that will accelerate your career.

       

      Kerry’s intensive two-year graduate programme offers:
      • A well-rounded learning experience
      • Coaching and Mentorship
      • Accelerated path to leadership positions
      • Assignments across APMEA
      • Early Career Leadership Training Programme
      • Sponsorship of professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, CPA, etc. if relevant
      • A leadership sponsored business project to showcase what you have learned over the 2 years

       

  3. What is the application process like?
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      1. Apply Online

      Once you have done your research on Kerry and have decided on the programme(s) that interests you, then you will be able to complete your application online. You will need to ensure that you attach your most relevant CV with:

      • your academic background & results
      • any relevant internship / work experience
      • answers to our motivational questions on your reasons to join Kerry

       

      Please note that Kerry does business globally through English, so the application process is in English and you must submit an English version of your CV. Alternatively, you can use your LinkedIn profile if it contains all the relevant information.

       

      2. Online Aptitude Assessments

      You will be required to complete a selection online aptitude tests. These may consist of a combination of the following:

      • Verbal Reasoning
      • Numerical Reasoning
      • Inductive Reasoning

       

      3. Recruiter Screening

      If you successfully pass the online aptitude stage, you will be either telephone / video screened by our Graduate Recruitment Team. These interviews last approximately 20-30 minutes, and this will impact on whether you proceed to the final stage. Please ensure that you are settled in a quiet place, in advance of the interview, so you can put your best foot forward in representing your achievements and what you can bring to Kerry.

       

      4. Case Study Presentation & Final Interview

      You will be invited to a face-to-face interview with a Graduate Recruiter and with a panel of Senior Managers and you will also be asked to complete an Occupational Personality Questionnaire which consists of a series of questions that look at different elements of your cognitive, emotional, social traits.

       

      You will be presented with a case study in advance of the interview and asked to present back on certain questions / topics. This is the fairest way to assess early career / graduate candidates, allowing those who do not have relevant experience to demonstrate their potential.  Usually our candidates comment on how it also helps them to gain a further insight into what it would be like to work with Kerry!

       

  4. Will the interview be in English?
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      Yes, all parts of the recruitment process, including the interview, will be conducted in English.

  5. Where will I be based during the Graduate Programme?
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      You will be based in the country to which you apply and where you are eligible to work; but depending on business needs, you may be asked to take up assignments / projects in other countries. Kerry actively encourages global mobility in our graduates and many of our graduates go on to work in other Kerry locations and regions after they complete the programme.

       

  6. What is the starting salary?
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      We offer a competitive salary that is designed to invest in you and your development. Rewards and Benefits will be subjected to the geographic location that you are working in.

       

  7. I have submitted my application form; however there are changes with my contact details. Can I change this?
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      Yes you can – you will need to log on to your profile on the Careers portal and update your contact details.

  8. If I am successful when do I start working with Kerry?
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      The majority of our graduates will join us between June to September. However, start dates may vary between countries, depending on graduation dates, business requirements, and your availability to commence work with us.

  9. If I am rejected from the process can I reapply?
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      You can only apply once in each application year. If you were unsuccessful, you are welcome to apply again in the year following your graduation.

       

  10. Do you offer internships?
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      We work in partnership with certain Universities in offering internships. Internship opportunities are advertised through University Career Services and are looked after by the HR teams at Kerry offices / sites.

       

       

       

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