Chivas Operations Graduate Programme
graduate scheme

Chivas Operations Graduate Programme

Chivas Brothers
East Dunbartonshire · Glasgowand 2 others
Time left to apply
18 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

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, product development, 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 this will be underpinned with a comprehensive training and development programme.

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 two main bottling and distribution centres in Paisley and Dumbarton.

We also have 13 malt distilleries in Speyside, one in Orkney, a grain distillery in Glasgow and two gin distilleries in London and Plymouth. Our whisky matures in over 300 warehouses spread across six 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 and 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.

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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.

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • We accept degrees in any engineering or science discipline, ideally in mechanical / electrical / product/ chemical / bio chemistry/manufacturing / design/ mathematics/food sciences/ quality/ risk management/ brewing and distilling and logistics.
  • Degrees should be 2:1 or higher

Desirable qualifications and experience:

  • Postgraduate qualifications relevant to the manufacturing industry
  • Postgraduate qualification in brewing and distilling
  • Industrial placement experience within a manufacturing environment

Accepted degree subjects

food sciences · mathematics · chemical engineering · mechanical engineering · electronic and electrical engineering




East Dunbartonshire · Glasgow · Paisley · West Dunbartonshire

Primarily based at Paisley / Dumbarton / Glasgow – you may need to travel to other sites as required

Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

If your application is accepted, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre that will take place week commencing 19 or 26 March 2018.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 05/02/2018

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