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Diageo is a Fast Moving Consumer Goods company with an outstanding portfolio of world-famous drinks brands.

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About Diageo

Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks company. Custodians of some of the most loved iconic brands such as Guinness®, Smirnoff®, Johnnie Walker® and Tanqueray®. Our purpose, Celebrating Life, every day, everywhere, is to make the most of life - to be the best we can be at work, at home, with friends and family, in the community and for the community. At the core of everything we do lies our value; passionate about customers and consumers, freedom to succeed, proud of what we do, be the best and valuing each other.

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What to expect

With over 33,000 talented people employed globally, we consider our people our biggest assets and continue to succeed as a company because of the talent of our people and our ability to grow our brands, old and new, and keep them strong. We are a company built and sustained through innovation which gives us the drive to create new products, new categories and new experiences for consumers.

Our graduate programme is a three year adventure during which you'll find yourself challenged and inspired to reach your full potential. You'll be introduced to many of our Diageo leaders in different countries so you can see the differences - and the similarities - in how we operate around the world. You'll also enjoy the backing and support of a mentor and buddy who will help you successfully navigate your career.

Working for a company of our size brings with it an enormous diversity of people and opportunities. We'll introduce you to global networks so you can experience different cultures and make new friends and professional connections. Plus, if you want it, there may even be an opportunity to live and work abroad so you can experience first-hand what it's like to live and work in another country.

We offer graduate placements in five business flavours: Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR and Supply and we encourage you to apply where your true passion is. But whichever placement you join us on, you'll find we employ the same approach to your development, providing you with two to three rotations within your chosen programme over three years.

  • Marketing

  • Imagine how exciting it would be to be responsible for marketing some of the world's most iconic beverage alcohol brands.

    On this programme you'll be involved in creating exciting and powerful stories to make our existing brands even stronger, and perhaps even launching new ones. Developing creative platforms that will be activated all over the world, you'll be able to demonstrate your passion to bring our brands to life.

  • Sales

  • Our customers are at the heart of everything we do in Sales. Being part of the Sales team means working directly with customers, and it's a team where your efforts can really add value and directly impact our business performance.

    You will benefit from hands-on field sales experience, and will be given the opportunity to sell some of the most iconic brands in the world, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Guinness and Baileys.

  • HR

  • More than 33,000 talented people work across the globe for Diageo. They are our biggest asset and the heart of our organisation. Our job in HR is to create an environment for our employees that inspires them to do the best work of their lives.

    Outstanding challenges await all our employees every day. And because we are an extraordinary company we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that the potential we see in them (including yours of course) is realised.

    At Diageo HR acts as performance partner to the business, playing an important role in the professional lives of our employees. You'll use your skills to keep them inspired, engaged, driven and full of energy to fulfil their roles.

  • Finance

  • Finance is about having the right information at the right time and using it to expand and develop the business. Working in this function you will learn how to identify the wider opportunities that lie behind the figures.

    We'll give you a real job with real accountabilities so you'll always have an opportunity to make a genuine contribution to our business.

  • Supply

  • Our products are at the heart of what we do at Diageo, and manufacturing and packaging them are some of the most important elements of our business.

    Working in Supply you'll have the chance to observe how we do things at Diageo first hand. You might for example, have the opportunity to see how we produce Captain Morgan rum in the US, or go to Ireland to find out how we make Guinness, the world's number one stout.

    However your role is far more important than simply being an observer. We want your input and ideas to improve our processes and help shape our future. This means you could be looking at ways to drive sustainability in all we do, involved in developing more cost effective bottling techniques or creating innovative new packaging methods.

Training

At Diageo, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and grow at work and we want to create the conditions that enable every employee in our organisation to release their full potential. The graduate programme has been designed to accelerate your development as a future leader of the business and set you up for a successful long-term career.

As well as varied roles within the business you will be provided with the tools and learning opportunities you need to accelerate both your functional skills and your own personal leadership style.

  • In addition to support from your Line Manager, you will also be provided with a dedicated Buddy and Mentor to further support in your Graduate journey.
  • Through a combination of performance commitments, career conversations and an individual growth plan, you will develop both personally and professionally, with corresponding benefits for the business.
  • The Diageo Academy is the home for global learning and development resources, giving you access to the very best Diageo has to offer.
  • From classroom training events and workshops to e-learning and virtual classes, the Academy offers both functional and leadership development to enable you to pursue a long-term career.

What does the future hold?

We want you to jump straight in to your new role, ready to take the bull by the horns.

We'll introduce you to the reality of the business world from day one, you'll have real responsibilities and an immediate opportunity to be part of our business success. We want you to act like an owner of Diageo, always looking to seize an opportunity. You'll demonstrate an aspiration to progress as well as willingness to challenge the status quo in pursuit of performance.

We are looking for graduates who have the capability to succeed in the organisation today but also have the potential to be the leaders for tomorrow. Being fully committed to their role from the beginning, showing energy and enthusiasm in everything they do - following their instincts and standing up for what they feel is right both for them and for Diageo.

Benefits

Our culture is rooted in a deep sense of our purpose and values, fostering an environment that provides opportunities for all while celebrating cultural and individual diversity. With a flexible approach to working, competitive salaries, great benefits and opportunities to work on local or global community initiatives, Diageo gives you the perfect springboard to start your career.