Serious Character Wanted

Jameson - Irish Distillers

Join Ireland’s #1 FMCG Graduate Employer

Irish Distillers is Ireland’s largest wine and spirits company, with over 600 employees across four locations in Ireland. Our success is led by our flagship brand, Jameson, which is experiencing phenomenal international growth and considered one of the world’s most dynamic spirit brands. We produce, distribute and market Jameson globally, through our sister Pernod Ricard companies and have invested almost €400 million since 2012 in our Midleton Distillery, Dungourney maturation site and Fox & Geese bottling facility in Dublin to facilitate the global growth of Irish whiskey.

Our graduate programme has been voted #1 FMCG Graduate Employer of Choice since 2013 and with Jameson achieving sales of 8 million cases in 2019, there has never been a more exciting time to join the team.

What are our graduate opportunities?

Jameson offer two unique graduate programmes;

The Jameson International Graduate Programme for those looking to kickstart a career in marketing

The Jameson Engineering Graduate Programme for engineering graduates looking to launch their career working for the world’s leading producer of Irish Whiskey. - Applications are now closed

Jameson International Graduate Programme

The Jameson International Graduate Programme is a programme for those who want to kickstart their career in marketing working for the world’s #1 Irish Whiskey brand. From Bangkok to Belfast, Panama to Paris, you’ll become part of a global family of 60 Brand Ambassadors. The programme offers an initial 13-month contract with the opportunity to gain international experience and excellent opportunities for career progression. Brand Ambassadors work in conjunction with local Pernod Ricard sales and marketing teams in the planning, development and implementation of the Jameson brand strategy in their respective markets. The Jameson International Graduate Programme has provided the launch pad for many successful long-term careers within Irish Distillers and our sister Pernod Ricard companies globally.

Is It For You?

The Jameson International Graduate Programme is unique; therefore, we look for exceptional candidates to take on the role. We look for highly enthusiastic, independent self-starters as Brand Ambassadors are required to work, travel and live in an international market. Candidates must be driven and creative, with strong business acumen, a passion for brand marketing and sales and above all else, Serious Character.

All roles require a full clean driving licence, experience in a sales or marketing environment is an advantage and as this is an international position speaking an international language such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin or Japanese will be a distinct advantage. Our award-winning development programme kicks off with an intensive four-week training programme in Irish Distillers Head Office, Dublin. For more information on this programme click HERE.

How to Apply?

Applications are accepted online through

For the Jameson International Graduate Programme application includes an online written application & the submission of a supporting 2-minute application video where you have the opportunity to showcase that ‘Serious Character; and tell us why you have what it takes to be our next Jameson Brand Ambassador. Our selection process includes two rounds of Assessment Centre. To apply for this programme, a full-clean drivers’ licence is a must.

Jameson Engineering Graduate Programme


Vacancies: 2

The Jameson Engineering Graduate Programme offers bright and ambitious engineers the opportunity to begin an exciting career with the world’s leading producer of Irish whiskey. Successful graduates will complete a two-year structured programme at our Midleton Distillery, Cork or at our Fox and Geese Plant, Dublin where the world’s best-selling Irish whiskeys are created and bottled before being exported around the globe. The programme offers defined rotations, structured learning, project work and real responsibilities working alongside our Production Management teams.

Is it for you?

We are looking for graduates in both Cork & Dublin who have a mindset as well as a skillset. Our next generation of engineers will be curious self-starters, who enjoy complex challenges and will embrace the opportunity to learn. You should be a self-starter who is collaborative and enjoys working in a team environment. As whiskey production continues to evolve, we will be looking to you to cultivate innovation, drive operational excellence and embrace nimble learning. To apply you should be an upcoming or recent Level 8 or 9 graduate of Process & Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Design or Automation Engineering. For more information on this programme click HERE.

How to apply?

Applications are accepted online through

For the Jameson Engineering Graduate Programme our application process includes an online application and a short virtual interview with a member of our Recruitment Team between September and early November. Selected candidates will then attend an assessment centre in November 2020. A Level 8 or 9 in Process & Chemical, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Manufacturing Engineering is required. Closing date for applications is 1pm Thursday 29th of October 2020.

Applications for the Jameson Engineering Graduate Programme are now closed





COVID19 updates from Jameson: 


Albert Einstein once said, “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity” and although we find ourselves in uncertain times is there a way to turn this to our advantage? Sinéad D’Arcy, Head of the Jameson International Graduate Programme had a chat on that very subject with Alex Gibson & other colleagues of his from TUD for a recent podcast focused on How to Turn Adversity to Advantage for students & recent graduates. The piece is hosted by Alex Gibson & can be accessed as a podcast on The Persuaders HERE.


As a graduate employer we know that this is an anxious time for students & as a team we have been looking at ways we can support. We will be publishing a series of blogs. The first of which is focused on Taking Control in Uncertain Times & can be accessed on Linkedin HERE for now. We are working on developing a dedicated section on our website to house this & future blogs.


Also, we have been working as a team to develop support for our own graduates & launched an initiative called Staying Connected to do just that. The programme focuses on three key areas which are important at any time as a professional but in particular at this time as we all adapt to the new reality of working from home. These areas are: 1. Communications 2. Well-Bring (Mental & Physical) & 3. Self-Development. As part of this programme check out how to set your home workspace up for success with Podge HERE or breathing techniques to help ground you and centre you with Gillian HERE.


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