Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world, with around 46,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 35 countries. Smurfit Kappa’s worldwide headquarters are located in Dublin, Ireland and has regional headquarters in Amsterdam (Europe) and Miami (the Americas). SKNA is part of the Smurfit Kappa Group and is a leading integrated paperboard and paper-based packaging manufacturer with multiple facilities in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico with approximately 4,500 employees in this region.
Smurfit Kappa developed the Graduate Trainee Program (GTP) for recent college graduates to allow young talent to gain managerial and professional skills preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow. This is a full time, salaried position out of college offering competitive pay and a benefits package. The GTP has 2 avenues that a Trainee can pursue: Rotational and Specific.
Rotational: Trainees will participate in four rotations across different SKNA locations over a two-year period. The rotational based program is an enriching experience with the unique opportunity to operate in a multinational environment with potential assignments across borders. You will have a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance your skills and increase your potential as a future leader within the field of your choosing.
Specific: Focusing on a specialized function in Sales, Human Resources, Finance, or Environmental Health & Safety, Trainees will launch their career over a one-year period within SKNA. By participating in multiple projects that make a difference across the company in the field of your passion, you will gain valuable knowledge that will allow you to thrive in your specialized career. For Finance in particular, the Trainee might have placements in a plant or at corporate. In a plant they might pursue projects in accounts receivable, accounts payable, or cost accounting – just to name a few. If they have a corporate placement, they might, for example, be a financial analyst. Once the program is complete, the Trainee has the opportunity to be an individual contributor in their field, or move into a management role such as a controller – they will launch their career in their chosen path.
Once either avenue of the program is complete, the Trainee is absorbed into the company in the career path of their choosing. Potential placements for this program are Texas, Arizona, California, and Northern Mexico.
View our videos on You Tube at:
A day in the life of our Smurfit Kappa young talent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiOw_Pashnw
Smurfit Kappa - About Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BXoyoGxOVk
You can also visit our students and graduates page at https://www.smurfitkappa.com/us/people/graduates to learn more!