Graduate Distiller Programme
Applications close 1 pm Tuesday 21st November 2017

We turn water and barley into whiskey, imagine what we could do with your career

Now in its sixth year, the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme is receiving applications for graduate placements within our production division. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the best and kick-start your career; developing a broad set of skills while working with Jameson, the world’s fastest growing international whiskey brand.

Successful candidates will be offered a two year placement, working as a Jameson Graduate Distiller, at either our Distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork or at our bottling, supply and logistics site in Dublin.

With Jameson achieving sales of over 6 million cases in 2016, and the recent investment of €200 million in a new whiskey maturation facility at our Midleton distillery, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. In addition, a further multi-million investment has recently been announced for the redevelopment and expansion of operations at our bottling, supply and logistics site in Fox & Geese, Dublin.

Graduates have the opportunity to work alongside our senior production management team who will provide ongoing mentoring and practical, on the job training.

The Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme offers a challenging and rewarding two-year placement, providing the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills whilst working across a wide range of projects and activities, such as:

  • Identifying process improvements
  • Identifying production and product line opportunities
  • Investigating opportunities for improving energy efficiency
  • Conducting sustainability projects, product life cycle analysis and carbon footprint reduction
  • Conducting new product trials
  • Present findings and recommendations
  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional teams

Check out a 'day in the life' as a Graduate Distiller in Midleton, Cork

We predominantly look for graduates from courses such as Process & Chemical Engineering, Food Science and Environmental Studies. As well as people who didn’t complain when they got chemistry sets for Christmas.

Academic qualifications are essential for this position, but we will also look for some of the following characteristics:

  • Strong technical ability
  • A record of high achievement and delivery
  • A real passion and desire to work in distilling or bottling and supply chain operations
  • Diligent, motivated self-starter who works off their own initiative
  • Outgoing and confident, with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A positive, can do attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Embody the Jameson spirit; confident, witty and charismatic
  • A full clean drivers licence is desirable
  • Apart from the opportunity to fast track your career by learning from the best with the world’s most iconic and best-selling Irish whiskey brand, you also get:

    • Competitive salary
    • A two year placement
    • The chance to work alongside the heads of production of Jameson Irish Whiskey
    • Comprehensive training programme at Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork

    Meet some of our current Graduate Distillers:

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