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With global operations in 34 countries and 12 different packaging businesses that serve a wide variety of consumer and industrial markets, we offer people exciting opportunities to make a difference on a global scale.

Entry-level Jobs

You’re looking for a career you can be proud of at a growing, stable and respected company where you can learn the business and grow. You also want to work for a company with a reputation for innovation, ingenuity, integrity and valuing its people. Explore entry level or management trainee positions currently open to learn how they can be the first step toward the career and life you’ve always wanted.

Management Trainee Program

Sonoco’s Management Trainee Program is designed to introduce trainees to the wide variety of daily tasks, responsibilities and expectations in our manufacturing operations. 

This structured process typically takes 12-18 months to complete. Selected trainees are assigned to a plant during their program in order to learn all facets of plant operations, gain an understanding of performance expectations and see how a Sonoco plant team works together to achieve its objectives. Sonoco employees work closely with trainees to provide feedback on their personal and professional development to help them successfully kick start their career. Regardless of your degree, trainees will be challenged and expected to work hard and make a difference. At the end of training, you will likely relocate to one of our 347+ locations to continue your career with Sonoco.


Our co-op and summer internship programs help increase the depth of Sonoco’s talent pool by identifying and developing high-caliber undergraduate students. Co-op students can be based at our corporate headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., or at one of our U.S. manufacturing sites. Engineering (mechanical, chemical, industrial and manufacturing), business, pulp and paper, and packaging science are the most relevant majors although others will be considered.

Experienced Professionals

You’re ready to take your professional knowledge and skills to the next level at a company known for its integrity, innovation, ingenuity and ability to develop leaders. You’re looking for a new challenge, work that excites you and a company that values, rewards and respects you.

Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced professional, you owe it to yourself to explore the world-class career opportunities available at Sonoco, a leader in packaging for more than 11 decades.

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Sonoco is an equal employment opportunity employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to hrstaffing.clerk@sonoco.com or call 843-383-7000 to let us know the nature of your request.