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Chivas Operations Graduate Programme

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13 Jun, 2017

Chivas Operations Graduate Programme

3 Year Fixed-term Contract 

Programme Overview

Attention all recent or soon to be graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Quality Management

Are you a future leader of the Scotch Whisky Industry?

Our Operations Graduate Programme will, over three exciting years, give you training and assigned projects across a variety of Operations Functions such as Distillation, Maturation, Supply Chain, Engineering, Bottling and Distribution. You will develop important management skills and gain valuable experience that will set you on course to be part of the future Leadership Team of Chivas Brothers.

Initially you will learn how our business operates through hands-on experience before moving on to a wider variety of projects and work experience such as:

  • Improving operational efficiencies of key assets such as a high speed bottling lines or at a Malt Distillery
  • Identifying opportunities to improve business processes
  • Energy and Sustainability Projects
  • Project Management
  • Team Leadership experience
  • New Product Line Trials

All of this will be underpinned with a comprehensive training and development programme.

Person Requirements

We’re looking for graduates who are confident and self-assured in their abilities. A positive, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic attitude is essential. We need graduates who will be equally effective working as part of a team and working independently – so expect to take the initiative and make things happen under your own direction. On top of that you will have a passion to learn and be focused on a career in Operations Management.

Company Information

Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, Beefeater Gin. Chivas Brothers are the international company behind these iconic global brands plus many more.

Chivas Brothers have over 1,500 employees in the UK, most of which are based at our 2 main Bottling and Distribution Centres in Paisley and Dumbarton. We also have 13 Malt Distilleries in Speyside, 1 in Orkney, a grain Distillery in Glasgow and 2 Gin Distilleries in London and Plymouth. Our Whisky Matures in over 300 warehouses spread across 6 key complexes in Northern and Central Scotland. Our graduate programme will be based across Central Scotland but there may be opportunity at our other sites in Speyside.

Work for Chivas Brothers and you’ll also be part of the Pernod Ricard Group, the world’s most innovative Wines & Spirits organisation. You’ll thrive in a business that inspires entrepreneurialism and nurtures talent. And you’ll join a friendly family of 19,000 employees working across 80 countries. You future career could be truly global!

Essential Qualifications and Experience

We have already filled a number of places in our 2017 graduate programme and we are looking to complete our intake with graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Quality Management

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Post Graduate qualifications relevant to the Manufacturing Industry.
  • Post Graduate qualification in Brewing and Distilling.
  • Industrial Placement experience within a Manufacturing environment.

Location – Primarily based at Paisley / Dumbarton / Glasgow

Salary – £26,000 pa

Start Date – Must be able to start on 31 July 2017.

What to do next 

Interested parties should send their CV and salary requirements to Louise Brennan at louise.brennan@bwsr.co.uk

Lynsey Dellett