Shape your tomorrow

Imagine you could reset the way people use and reuse everyday things. DS Smith is a FTSE100 company where your actions count for a more sustainable, fairer, safer world. Where everyone has the opportunity to make their mark on their career, and the wider world. Will you help us reinvent the packaging industry?


Leave your mark

Every year we welcome hundreds of talented individuals to our inclusive, global teams. From graduate programmes that range from Packaging, Paper and Recycling to Corporate Affairs, Finance, HR and IT to apprenticeship schemes where you can earn whilst you learn, achieving a nationally recognised qualification. All of our schemes offer real-world experience, diverse challenges and the opportunity to actively help to tackle global sustainability issues like pollution, waster, biodiversity loss and climate change. No matter your role or your background, you’ll be supported to become the best version of yourself and build a career you can be proud of. 

Endless opportunities

Joining DS Smith means shaping your career with industry-leading, hands-on experiences. From designing and manufacturing packaging for some of the world’s biggest brands, to working on ground-breaking innovations. Not only this, with offices and sites across Europe and North America, the world really is your oyster. We’re a business that is growing and evolving, and we want the same for you. You’ll receive the personal and professional support, and tools, to take advantage of the boundless opportunities DS Smith has to offer. We’re always finding new ways forward through innovation, and growing through purpose. We don’t stand still and neither will you. With us you’ll find a rich, varied and fulfilling career, that can take you wherever you’d like to go.

I love the workplace culture. The doors are always open for help and questions welcomed. Expectations are high, but so is the level of support and I’m involved in exciting projects and learning fast. I really feel I can develop my full potential here.

Alex Gaus
Finance Graduate at DS Smith Germany

Together, we are making a difference

We’re committed to leading the change, not only for the benefit of the environment but also for our people and wider society. Throughout Europe and across North America we’ve built a culture that fosters authenticity and acceptance, stimulates creativity and drives the innovation that will help us all lead the transition to a low carbon, circular economy.

DS Smith doesn’t just talk about sustainability – it lives and breathes it. I’ve had incredible training, with hands on experience and access to senior leadership, including the CEO! I couldn’t ask for a better start to my career.

Gina Baker
UK Operational Excellence Analyst at DS Smith

How are we building that culture?