Graduate scheme

County Dublin

The newly launched Irish Distillers IT Graduate Programme offers bright and ambitious IT graduates the opportunity to work with the world’s leading producer of Irish Whiskey. 

Graduates will partner and support the Irish Distillers business, working as part of a wider European based Pernod Ricard IT Solutions team. Based in Dublin 4, the IT Solutions team are responsible for the design, development and deployment of technology solutions that drive business effectiveness and innovation. Our IT team work in an agile and fast paced environment, partnering with internal business customers to develop, enhance and maintain IT solutions that are critical to the efficient operation of our business. 

Our structured and challenging 2 year Programme offers real responsibilities, planned learning, rotations and project work. You will develop the soft and technical skills required to become a future leader, while getting exposure to business-critical projects and access to deep expertise. Working on the latest platforms and technologies, Graduates will get the opportunity to shape and apply the technological solutions to real world business problems. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of areas, such as: project management, digital sales and marketing, software development, platform management, IT architecture, business intelligence and business engagement. 

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 Company;

Irish Distillers is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys. Led by Jameson Irish whiskey, the world’s best-selling Irish whiskey, our brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey and are exported to over 130 markets. We produce several families of Irish whiskey including Jameson, Powers, Midleton Very Rare, the Spot range, Redbreast and Method & Madness.

At the core of everything we do is a passion for our craft, a commitment to sustainability and an ambition to create drinks that can be enjoyed the world over. We employ over 600 people across our operations in Cork, Dublin and Belfast.

Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard in 1988, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network. Pernod Ricard is the No.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits. Its portfolio includes renowned brands such as Absolut vodka, Chivas Regal, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët and a portfolio of wines which includes Jacob’s Creek, Campo Viejo and Brancott Estate. Pernod Ricard employs 19,000 people globally and its brands are distributed across 160+ markets.

About IT Solutions

The IT Solutions team works closely with the business on Digital Transformation plans at both a local and global level which leads to the design, development and deployment of solutions to improve business effectiveness and innovation. Employing 42 people across Dublin, Sweden and the UK, the team is divided into five key areas:

  1. Business Relationship Management; Engaging the business to transform business needs into an IT Roadmap
  2. Digital, Sales & Marketing; Digital, CMS, Ecommerce, Salesforce
  3. Business Information/ Intelligence; Architecture, business intelligence and innovation
  4. Back Office; Business analysis & project management
  5. Spirit Management Platform

Your Training & Development

The IT Graduate Program will include a series of rotations working across the areas of Business Information/Intelligence, Back Office and Digital Sales & Marketing value streams. You will be encouraged to experience different areas of the business and to contribute to transformation projects that support our Group strategy. We will provide you with a supportive and structured learning environment. Graduates will then be placed on structured rotations within the team working across the different functions within IT Solutions. Graduates will have the support of a mentor & buddy framework, as well as opportunities to work on projects alongside the IT management team, who will be accessible and supportive throughout the 2 year programme. Our blended learning programme with help you develop both your technical and leadership skills through a combination of theoretical learning and on the job experience. 

What we look for

Our culture is a blend of curiosity and coviviality and our enthusiasm for what we do is infectious. We are looking for a mindset, as well as a skillset.

  • Level 8 and 9 graduates
  • Graduates of Computer Science, Software Development, Computing, Business Information Systems
  • Ambitious, self-starters, who are collaborative, adaptable and team players
  • We are looking for graduates who will cultivate innovation and embrace nimble learning
  • Eligibility to work in Ireland permanently

What we offer

We understand our people are what binds us to become makers of the world’s most enjoyed whiskey. We treat our employees well and offer fantastic career and growth opportunities, in an environment that is fun, supportive and collaborative. Our benefits and perks support our team across health & wellbeing, family, finance and time off. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together, you can distil something truly special.

Some of the benefits your will received as part of your 2 year programme include;

  • Laptop, mobile, pension matched up to 10%, profit share (after 15 months), product allowance , annual leave charitable leave, subsidised canteen, travel tax saver schemes, bike to work scheme and wellbeing programmes. 
  • Under our Smart Working model we offer a blended working arrangement of up to 2 days a week working remotely, empowering you with greater choice over where and how you work.

Interview Process

Our recruitment process will happen between December 2021 and January 2022 with a start date of Autumn 2022, after you graduate. We encourage you to apply as early as possible as we will be screening on an ongoing basis. The process involves;

  1. Online application form
  2. 30 minutes MS Teams screening with a member of the recruitment team
  3. Interview with a member of the IT Leadership team
  4. Online psychometric
  5. If possible and subject to government guidelines, final round on site at our Head Office in Ballsbridge in Dublin

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

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