Thursday 20 June 2019

Jameson distiller programme open to graduates looking to kick-start career in whiskey industry

Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery, Brian Nation
Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery, Brian Nation Business Desk Business Desk

Science and engineering graduates are being called on to apply for the Jameson distiller programme before the end of the month.

The two-year technical placement is based at either Irish Distillers’ production division in Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork or at its bottling plant in Fox and Geese, Co. Dublin.

Now in its seventh year, the hands-on programme offers graduates the opportunity work alongside senior production management teams in Cork and Dublin.

Successful candidates will receive mentoring and on-the-job training that should help kick-start their career in the whiskey industry.

Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery, Brian Nation, said the programme offers graduates the chance to learn from the best "in an immersive, practical and innovative environment where they can play their part in the continued global success story of Irish whiskey".

"The placement is challenging, but incredibly rewarding; successful candidates will work collaboratively in cross-functional teams helping in the development of new product trials and innovations, identifying production and product line opportunities, in addition to process improvements," he said.

Irish Distillers recently announced that it is to invest over €150m in its sites in Cork and Dublin to meet demand for its products, accelerated by the continued growth of Jameson.

In addition to the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme, the company has a three-year international graduate programme focusing on the area of sales and marketing.

For more information on both programmes visit

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