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Life at Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK & Ireland


We believe amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee.

Everyone’s coffee experience is unique – that’s why we bring this flavour into our careers. We keep our care and guidance individual to you. We celebrate achievements and support one another in a workplace that’s committed to doing the right thing – all across the world.

Our goal is simple but ambitious. Jacobs Douwe Egberts: a coffee for every cup.


Our Brands

Our coffees and teas are served in more than 120 countries. It’s our special blend of over 10 brands that helps us reach all over the world. We make beverages for every taste.

In the UK, we have three power brands on the market. One of them is Kenco, with heritage back to 1923, more than 4 billion cups of Kenco are drunk each year in the UK. In Kenco we live and breathe coffee, in fact we NEVER SETTLE when it comes to coffee. The next one is L’OR, launched in Feb 2017 and offering the gold standard in coffee, L'OR was awarded number 1 in the Top New Brand Launches of 2017 by Kantar Worldpanel. And lastly there’s Tassimo, our hot beverage system, allowing consumers to make every kind of hot drink, one cup at a time.

Careers at Jacobs Douwe Egberts

At JDE we believe everyone has an impact on what we do. We treat you as an individual, giving you that extra shot of confidence to help you not only reach, but exceed your career aspirations. We also offer a huge range of careers in Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing and Research & Development.

Working with us is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the world’s largest pure play coffee company.


We move forward as one because we are stronger when we work together. We share in our achievements. Our solidarity is what gives us the credibility and power to make a difference.

It’s all about connecting and bringing people together. It’s a mindset that reminds us of the simple pleasure and the strongest goals. It’s important from a team point of view because it encourages openness and honesty. We can’t do everything on our own, we rely on collaboration and diversity to get the best work done.


We think, act and behave like owners. We look for creative ways to recognise and pursue opportunities to ensure our ideas succeed.  

It’s called fast moving consumer goods for a reason. We’re constantly moving and developing. We’re driving JDE forward to be the best it can be. We welcome storytellers and free-thinkers brimming with bold ideas for the future. It’s about constantly thinking towards the next step. Ambition is key for us and we’re never afraid to stop trying until we get it just right.


We take charge of what is ours to create the outcomes to which we have committed. We rise above circumstance to get the result we want.

It’s about creating trust between everyone so you feel you can make a difference. We like to celebrate people who raise the bar. We value debate and love dialogue. This is how we get results. We’re not afraid to throw you in the deep end, making sure you have the backing and support of the whole team.

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