Graduate scheme

County Dublin

Duration: 2 years

Start Date: Sept 2023

Closing Date : Oct 31st, 2022

Location: Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (located near the DART and many bus routes)

Work type: Hybrid (2 days in the office, 3 days where you work best)

Interested in learning more? Why not join a webinar we are hosting on the 18th of Oct at 6pm - SIGN UP HERE

About Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and makers of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys. Led by Jameson, our brands have driven the global renaissance of Irish whiskey and are exported to over 130 markets across the globe. We are located across 5 locations in Ireland and are based nationwide across Cork, Dublin and Belfast. Recently, we proudly became a top 10 global spirit brand , distributing over 10 million cases across the globe. As part of Pernod Ricard, the no.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits, Irish Distillers has an extensive global distribution network.

About Our Communications / Public Relations Graduate Programme

Our Corporate Affairs and Communications team develop internal, corporate & brand communications, corporate affairs and Sustainability / Responsibility strategies for Irish Distillers.

As a graduate within this small busy team, you will enjoy a challenging programme that offers real responsibilities, rotations and project work. From engaging with Irish and International media to promote positive stories about our Irish Whiskey brands, to developing dynamic employee communications, you will gain some fantastic exposure to best-in-class Communications and PR. You will also get involved in S&R communications and support the team in building relationships with political and government agencies. In your external communications rotation, you will build the reputation of Irish Distillers with our customers, prospective talent, suppliers, government agencies and investors.

This year, starting in Sept 2023, we are seeking Level 8 or 9 graduates from Communications or PR disciplines. Closing date for applications is 31st of October 2022.

Your Training & Development

Our goal is to enable you to become our future generation of talent by offering you a Graduate Training Programme that fuels your ambition. The blended learning programme we have in place will help you develop both your technical and leadership skills through a combination of theoretical learning and on the job experience. Our committed mentors and experienced team come from a diverse range of backgrounds and will help you thrive in our fun and welcoming environment

Our supportive and structured learning programme offers you technical, professional and personal development. This includes:

  • On-boarding
  • Mentor framework
  • Technical skills development
  • Professional skills development
  • Project work

What we look for

We are looking for a mindset, as well as a skillset.

  • Level 8 or 9 in Communications or Public Relations specialism
  • Excellent verbal and written communication at all levels in the business, with a strong ability to multi-task
  • You should be an ambitious, self-starter, who is collaborative, curious and agile
  • Ability to cultivate digital innovation and embrace nimble learning
  • Eligibility to work in Ireland

What we offer

We understand our people are our special ingredient. We treat our employees with respect and offer an environment that is engaging, supportive and collaborative. We want to make you feel recognised and valued for your contribution to our shared success. Some of our offerings include:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Profit share: An annual profit share scheme to reward your contribution to the company’s success
  • Allowance: An annual allowance to spend on our portfolio of products and merchandise, for you to enjoy responsibly
  • Smart Working: Under our Smart Working model we offer a blended working arrangement of 2 days in our office in Dublin 4 and 3 days a week working where you work best
  • Defined Contribution Pension: Matched up to 10% employer contribution
  • People Development: Outside of the Grad Programme, we enable continuous development for our people at every stage of their careers through our people development, online learning, and leadership training programmes
  • Health & Wellbeing; Our Wellbeing Programme “THRIVE” supports employees across the three main pillars: Life, Body and Mind
  • Charity Days: U p to 2 days paid leave every year to volunteer at a registered charity
  • Laptop & Mobile

Like a well-blended whiskey, we believe that diverse perspectives make us better and we welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences to create together the spirit that makes us great.

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