Irish Distillers are best known for the Jameson’s Whiskey brand . They also make Powers , Paddy , Green Spot and Redbreast Irish whiskies as well as Cork Dry Gin – plus lots of other top brands.
They employ over 600 people across their operations in Cork and Dublin.
Irish Distillers has been part of Pernod Ricard since 1988 and is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines In Ireland they usually run two graduate training programs.
1) The Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme :
This is for graduate placements within the production division. It is a 2 year placement, working as a Jameson Graduate Distiller, at either the Distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork or at the bottling, supply and logistics site in Dublin. For this role they usually want graduates in subjectss such as Process Engineering , Chemical Engineering, Food Science or Environmental Studies.
2) Jamesons International Brand Ambassador Programme :
You are guaranteed travel with this graduate programme.
Jamesons Brand Ambassadors work across a wide range of marketing activities such as brand activation, education and mentoring. You’ll be expected to get on first name terms with bartenders, distributors, bloggers and event organisers in your local area.
The first 4 weeks involves intensive training in the Dublin head office after which you are sent to your foreign market. The main aim is to convert 25-35 year olds to the “Jameson way of life” through trial, market research and media channels.
A degree in marketing or something similar would be useful as would foreign language skills.
You get a 1-week comprehensive whiskey education at The Irish Whiskey Academy in Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork , a 4 week training course in Dublin followed by a 12-month international market placement .
Tips : Before applying you need to do plenty of research on Irish Distillers , Jameson, and the Pernod Ricard group as a whole. Try and get in touch with a Jameson Brand Ambassador
One part of the application process is making a 3 minute video – use it as an opportunity to get your character across
More about Jamesons Graduate Programme here
Jobs at Pernod-Ricard here