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About Jacobs Douwe Egberts

JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) For more than 265 years, we have been inspired by the belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Today our coffee & tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries around the world through iconic household names including: Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, TiÓra, Super, Kenco, Pilao & Gevalia. What you do here will get noticed. Come join us and make an impact!

Working locally and globally, our people see endless possibilities to positively influence the world of coffee. Our love of coffee goes back over 250 years. It’s this passion for our brands that drives us forward. We know that determination and passion comes in many forms. Rapid development is the aim of our game. We champion those with an entrepreneurial spirit and ambitious drive. We respect our people as individuals, at work and in their lives.

JDE is a €5 billion global business with around 15,000 associates based in 28 different countries, selling their brands in over 100 different countries around the world.

Formed in 2015, JDE retains a start-up feel containing some of the leading brands in the Coffee and Tea industry including – Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts to name a few.

JDE UK is headquartered in Banbury, Oxfordshire, which is one of JDE’s global ‘Power Plants’ responsible for producing 20,000 tonnes of coffee per year across 9 production lines.

The UK represents a top 5 global market for JDE and continues to be a growth engine for the category, driving premiumisation by leading the single-serve partition with the Tassimo brand and premiumising the instant coffee segment through Kenco, L’OR and the Douwe Egberts brands.

JDE believes amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee and with values including Entrepreneurship, Solidarity, Accountability, Simplicity and Discipline working at JDE offers you an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the world’s largest pure play coffee company.

JDE’s goal is simple but ambitious: a coffee for every cup.


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"My placement with JDE was not only invaluable to my professional development but I looked forward to going to work every day. The relevance and diversity of the projects I worked on ensured there was always something new to learn and get excited about! On top of this, my colleagues were welcoming and friendly which really contributed to my enjoyment of the placement." Read full review


"Researching new ingredients through literature and external suppliers. Designing and conducting experiments and trials, developing novel measurements, recording and analysing data, scouting new technology and communicating results to the technical leadership team and all R and D associates." Read full review

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  • Placement Year (10 Months+)

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