DS Smith Graduate Programme

Graduate Programme

Will you be one of our future leaders? Our Graduate Programme is a two-year international residency in a dynamic working environment with plenty of opportunities to grow and develop. DS Smith will help you apply your knowledge and experience to make a valued contribution to our Recycling & Paper businesses. Let’s shape the future of our company together.

Join a fast-growing successful company

Join a fast-growing successful company

As a leading supplier of sustainable packaging solutions, we are proud to serve prominent customers such as Nestlé, P&G and Mondelez. In six years we have more than doubled our size and profitability, and our ambition is to continue expanding within and beyond Europe. This will open up fantastic opportunities for our graduates, allowing you to rise rapidly in our company.

A truly international career start

A truly international career start

Operating over 350 sites in 38 countries, we provide a truly global working environment for ambitious graduates looking for an international career. During the Recycling & Paper Graduate Programme you’ll have the opportunity to work in two different countries on four assignments, across different business areas. This experience will prepare you for an exciting career at DS Smith.

Shaping a sustainable circular economy

Shaping a sustainable circular economy

Looking after the environment is central to our business. At DS Smith we make, use, collect and recycle cardboard packaging with 14 days. We are ambitious in trying to innovate and tackle some of the most complex challenges, such as how to recycle the millions of coffee cups that are discarded daily! By joining our Graduate Programme you can take part in our most challenging projects.

Boost your talent together with us

Boost your talent together with us

Our graduates are encouraged to innovate and make a difference from the start to contribute to the success of our company. During your two years here you’ll benefit from ten different learning and development modules. These will further expand your skills and competences on the path towards excellence that we envision for our DS Smith graduates and future talents.

Requirements

DS Smith is looking for outstanding and dynamic individuals who have leadership potential and a strong interest in pursuing an international career in the paper industry.

  • We are looking for top-class graduates willing to work for a growing leading multinational company
  • Fluent in English and at least one other European language
  • Have just graduated or have a maximum of up to two years working experience since the graduation
  • Fully mobile and have an ability and desire to re-locate across Europe

Benefits and Rewards

We understand that making the right career choice is important to any graduate, and joining a programme like ours shows you are committed and dedicated to your career. Therefore, our benefits & rewards packages for our programs reflect the market conditions of the country where you will be working for the duration of the programme, together with recognising the contribution and value that our graduates bring to our business.