Personal & Career Development
Our goal at Berry Global is to offer team member development programs that not only position us as an employer of choice, but also as a career destination for talent around the globe. Our Leadership Institute and International Graduate Development Program provide outstanding skill building for future leaders of the company.
The Berry Mission
Our Leadership Institute program allows our team members to grow, from preparing emerging leaders for new roles to strengthening the skills of our senior leadership team.
Leadership Foundations: team members increase their personal performance and build skills to prepare for leadership roles
Leadership Development Program: provides mid-level leaders with opportunities to enhance their team-building, innovation, communication, and collaboration skills
Executive Development Program: strengthens senior leaderships team's ability to manage global complexity, balance competing priorities, inspire others, create a vision and lead strategically
Plastics Ambassadors AcademyAs part of our ongoing effort to lead innovation and actions in sustainability, Berry has partnered with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership to create a week-long academy bringing together world-renowned sustainability experts, leaders from non-governmental organizations, and our customers to provide a holistic view of economic, social, and environmental aspects of sustainability. This course incorporates consumer demand, regulation and social responsibility impacts to organizational strategy and direction. Leaders who attend this course are tasked with driving innovative projects with deliverable results that further Berry’s sustainability strategy.
Skill Building Courses
The Berry Leadership Institute also offers skill building courses specific to careers in Operations and Sales. These courses provide leadership development along with capabilities required in a Plant Manager or Sales Manager role.
Operations Development Program:
Developed with and facilitated by in-role Operations Leaders, this course focuses on expectations of leaders in one of the most critical roles at Berry. The four-day program includes deep dive training on P&L ownership, driving a safety culture, collaboration and trust, time management, and leading high performing teams.
Sales Development Programs:
Two programs, Core Selling Capabilities and Advanced Selling Capabilities are facilitated by in-role Sales Leaders and focused on key account management, value selling, and negotiation skills for various stages of the sales team member's career.
International Graduate Development ProgramInternational Graduate Development Program: The International Graduate Development Program is a two-year development program for new graduates in the UK and Europe, created to equip participants with leadership skills and cross-functional experiences. Throughout the program, participants learn key leadership skills such as presenting with impact, inspirational leadership, team effectiveness, and managing change.
"My love for challenges and passion to make a difference were the reasons I initially got into manufacturing. Today I am the leader of our Ellough site. The training I receive at Berry is a game changer. The courses have been great and I am thankful to Berry for investing in my career development."
Aloma Do Rozario
Manufacturing & Compliance Manager | Ellough, United Kingdom
"I have been able to build a career at Berry because of the training and development opportunities that the company offers, and the value that is placed on promoting from within. I am proud to work in a manufacturing company where professional journeys are not limited, no matter where you start."
Supply Chain & Purchasing Manager | Maldon, UK
"Throughout my time with Berry, I have been grateful for a range of personal development opportunities made available to me such as Lean Operations and Leadership courses. I have really enjoyed each of my roles at Berry and genuinely look forward to arriving at work each morning."
Commercial Manager | Beccles, United Kingdom
Internship ProgramsWhile interning at Berry, you will have the opportunity to work hands-on in your field of study, collaborate with other interns, gain insights from a mentor, solve real world challenges, and network to create lasting connections. It is our goal to convert our interns to full-time employees when the opportunity arises. We value the perspective our interns bring to the company and enjoy expanding their educational knowledge with the business application.
ApprenticeshipsWithin Berry we recognise the value of developing our employees, which is why Berry offers an alternative route to college or university. Apprentices spend time in the workplace with an element of 'off the job' training built into the programme. We are keen to encourage apprentices to develop their careers which does not have to stop once the apprenticeship has been completed, as future progression could lead to further study towards an honors degree or post-graduate qualification. We recruit apprentices for a wide range of functions including Engineering, Warehousing, IT, Finance and Commercial areas.
"Interning with Berry allowed me to understand the business better and gain industry-related knowledge. It also helped me build my network within the business. I have utilized the relationships I built during the internship to better navigate and troubleshoot in my full-time role."
Supply Chain Analyst | Indianapolis, IN, United States
"Berry internships encompass all that a student needs to succeed and grow academically, professionally, and personally. The Berry Internship program helped me to advance my professional and engineering skills through real world applications of engineering that I could not learn in a classroom."
Diego Castillo Kousa
Engineering Intern | Evansville, IN, United States
"What I love about Berry internships is that I am able to expand my skill set by gaining real-world experiences to help better myself as a young professional. Each day I am pushed to become a more creative thinker and challenged to network and step outside of my comfort zone."
Talent Acquisition Intern | Evansville, IN, United States