• Over 20 new graduates sought to complement 75 graduates working in 42 global markets as part of the three-year Jameson International Brand Ambassador programme
  • No minimum grade is required. Applications from all degrees will be considered.
  • Over one third of the 352 graduates who have come through the programme are still working in Irish Distillers/Pernod Ricard
Monday 28 th November 2016 – Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, is calling on applicants to join the Jameson International Graduate Programme and realise their potential while helping grow one of Ireland’s best known brands. Jameson continues to spearhead the renaissance of the Irish whiskey category, with the brand reaching its 27 th year of consecutive growth, making it the most dynamic premium spirits segment globally.
This year Jameson is looking to recruit over 20 graduates for roles in markets such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, Japan and Russia where they will have a unique opportunity to develop fundamental business leadership skills with a globally successful Irish brand, supported by Irish Distillers’ and Pernod Ricard’s international network. At present there are 75 graduates working in 42 global markets as part of the three-year Jameson International Brand Ambassador programme.
Sinéad D’Arcy, Jameson International Graduate Programme Manager said: “Jameson is the No. 1 Irish whiskey in the world with 27 years of consecutive growth. Our programme, established 25 years ago, has played a central role in this phenomenal growth story. We’re proud to offer Ireland’s best young graduates an experience like no other. With graduates in over 40 markets, the sun never sets on the Jameson International Graduate Programme. What starts in Dublin can take you anywhere from Kazakhstan to Korea or Dubai to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Whether you want experience with an emerging market, or in a developed market, our programme is for you.
“Since we launched in 1991 we have seen 34% of the 352 graduates who have come through the programme retained in Irish Distillers or the wider Pernod Ricard Group. This includes leadership figures such as Simon Fay, Irish Distillers International Marketing Director, who started the programme as a Jameson Brand Ambassador for South Africa in 1998. We’re looking for creative, self-starters that want to create their own future and make the most of global opportunities with global brands. We’re not hung up on academic qualifications, we want the right people to help tell our story our way.  We’ll provide the support structures and resources for graduates to fulfil their potential and in return our graduates can kick start their career while helping to share an Irish success story with the world.
“We will be accepting applications from all graduates, with marks from pass to first class honours. Some of our best graduates have degrees below a 2.1. We are not only looking for people with business or marketing degrees; we are looking at people from all disciplines. Our graduates come from backgrounds as diverse as law, physiotherapy and computer science. What we look for is someone with a well-rounded and full college experience.”
Online applications are now open at www.jamesongraduateprogramme.com and close at 1pm Monday 16th January 2017.
For further information, contact:
Martyn Rosney/David Callaghan
01 6789 333
085 728 2151/087 9388 880
About Irish Distillers
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys. Led by Jameson, our brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey. Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey, experiencing 27 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 5.7m cases in 2016. Our brands are exported to 130+ markets, with over 60 of those experiencing double- or triple- digit growth.
Irish Distillers was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between John Powers & Son, John Jameson & Son and Cork Distilleries Company. In 1988 Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network. In 2015, we completed a €220m investment which doubled our production and bottling capacity to meet global demand for our products.
We employ over 600 people across our operations in Cork and Dublin.
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s No. 2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,558 million in 2014/15. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin & Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard Pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier- Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 85 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.
Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.