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Jameson Graduate Programmes 2018 open for applications

Both the Graduate and the Graduate Distiller Programme 2018/19 are open

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, welcomed 40 new graduates to the 2017/2018 Jameson International Graduate Programme – a record for the prestigious programme. Today, there are 90 Brand Ambassadors based in 46 markets across the world. 

Jameson is now calling on graduates to join its 2018/19 programmes. 

Photo: Sinéad D’Arcy, Jameson International Graduate Programme Manager and Vicki Melbourne, Jameson Talent Development & Resourcing Consultant pictured with the 2017 Jameson International Graduate Programme intake.

Sinéad D’Arcy, Jameson International Graduate Programme Manager said: “We’re proud to welcome these 40 new graduates to the Jameson International Graduate Programme and look forward to giving them an experience like no other over the next three years. For many, this is the first step in a long and rewarding career with Irish Distillers nearly 50% of the current international marketing team in Irish Distillers having launched their careers through the graduate programme. What starts in Dublin can take graduates anywhere from Brussels to Buenos Aires or Strasbourg to Shanghai. With graduates in 46 markets, the sun never sets on the Jameson International Graduate Programme. We have now opened applications for 2018/19, anybody interested should visit our website to apply.”

The Jameson International Graduate Programme

Through the Jameson International Graduate Programme, graduates will have the opportunity to develop fundamental business leadership skills in markets such as France, Italy, Spain, China, Japan and Russia, where they will work with a globally successful Irish brand, supported by Irish Distillers’ and Pernod Ricard’s international network.

The Jameson International Graduate Programme, established 26 years ago, has played a central role in this phenomenal growth story. Since its launch in 1991, 34% of the 352 graduates who have come through the programme retained in Irish Distillers or the wider Pernod Ricard Group. Many others have gone on to set up their own businesses, or become major industry figures in some of the largest Irish and international companies.

Applications for the Jameson International Graduate Programme 2018/2019 close on Wednesday 17th January 2018.

Those wishing to apply for the Jameson International Graduate Programme can do so here

Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme

Candidates are also sought for the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme. Now in its sixth year, the two-year placement at Irish Distillers production division is based either in the Distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork or at Irish Distillers’ bottling, supply and logistics site in Dublin.

Applications for the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme 2018/2019 close on Tuesday the 21st of November.

Those wishing to apply for the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme can do so here

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