Engineering Industrial Placement

Smurfit Kappa Group is one of the leading producers of paper based packaging in the world, with longevity, sustainability and innovation at its heart.  Check out our website to learn a bit more about what we do, who our customers are, and the awards we have won.

These vacancies are in our UK Corrugated division, a key player in a dynamic, fast paced and constantly evolving industry.  As a business it is both creative and innovative, providing eye catching packaging solutions and displays to support the sales and marketing campaigns of much of the UK manufacturing industry, as well as ground breaking ecommerce designs, and business solutions for our customers packaging, transport and sustainability challenges. 

Paper based packaging is the ultimate sustainable resource (in the UK 80% of all corrugated cardboard is recycled, and the average cardboard box contains 75% recycled fibres).  Coupled with our circular business model it is great to be protecting the planet as we go about our day job.


    Our Engineering IP vacancies provide opportunities for undergraduate engineers to join engineering and manufacturing teams working on productivity improvement and capitalising on investments made.  The nature of the work is varied, which means that it is often possible to allocate it according to the type of engineers recruited and their specific interests, as well as current business needs; this ensures the placement is relevant to you, as well as adding value to the business. 

    It is important that IPs reach their full potential both personally and professionally, while making a real contribution to the bottom line, so they are provided with the perfect learning environment of innovation, motivation, responsibility and support.  They will receive on and off the job training, mentoring and coaching, in a real life, challenging work setting, and if they have a really good year with us, they could be fast tracked to our Operations Graduate Training Scheme on graduating.


    The recruitment process will consist of a telephone interview, a video interview and an in person assessment centre, and it will be complete by Dec 2022 with offers made for a September 2023 start.  Relationship building is key to success in our business, and this starts at the recruitment stage – all screening, emails and interviews are undertaken by a ‘real’ person, so there is a human connection throughout.  Feedback will be given on request for all stages after telephone interview.

    If you are up for the challenge, then please apply with a cv and covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role, and what strengths you offer as a candidate, by the closing date of 28/10/22 

    Salary £21,500 per annum plus up to £6,600pa accomodation allowance

    Status Placement (Student)

    Type Full time

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