US graduate scheme 


Tate & Lyle offers two exciting programs for recent graduates – the graduate scheme and our internship program. By offering a broad-based exposure to the daily activities of the Company, it provides a good foundation on which to begin building your career.

Graduate programmes

As one of just a handful of carefully chosen graduates, our unique programs will give you training and development designed around your ideas and needs, as well as those of the business. The programs will give you meaningful, hands-on experience.

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Did you know?

Tate & Lyle is one of the largest processors of corn in the United States, processing around 2% of the annual corn crop

How to apply

We attend career fairs in the Fall and Spring, and hold various informational meetings throughout the year. If you’re interested in applying for a position, come and visit our booth at the career fair or attend one of our meetings.

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Summers of opportunity with our internship programme

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Summers of opportunity with our internship programme

“I was very encouraged by the willingness of supervisors to work with me and explain the importance of the job,” says Ryan Windhorst, a former Tate & Lyle intern who is now a Operations Accounting Manager.

We have built a tradition of internship opportunities at our US sites, giving university students summer work and helping us find excellent employees. “For the past several years, we’ve hired interns into finance, engineering and research and development at our Lafayette, Loudon and Decatur sites,” says Michelle Dalluge, HR Specialist. “In the fall we go to campus career fairs to get the word out about opportunities; the top candidates are interviewed on site.”

Another former intern, Decatur Operations Manager Tom Robinson, now recruits graduate engineers across the Company, so he knows the benefits from both sides. “It provides quality experience for students, and it definitely helps with our recruiting efforts,” he says.