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Irish Distillers Launches Engineering Graduate Programme

Published on Sep 9 2020 10:05 AM in Drinks tagged: Trending Posts / Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers Launches Engineering Graduate Programme

Irish Distillers has launched a graduate programme that offers graduate engineers the opportunity to begin a career with the company.

Participants in the the two-year programme, which is called the Jameson Engineering Graduate Programme, will work alongside the Irish Distillers whiskey production team in a placement that will involve structured learning, defined rotations and project work at either Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork or Irish Distillers' bottling operations plant in Dublin.

Participants will also attend the Irish Whiskey Academy at Midleton Distillery, which focuses on the production and heritage of Irish whiskey produced at Midleton.

Irish Distillers is initially seeking level eight and nine graduates for the programme from process and chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechatronics, design or automation engineering.

"Designed To Give Graduates Ownership Of Their Career Aspirations"

Irish Distillers head of talent acquisition Mairead Griffin stated, "Engineers play a fundamental role in the distillation and bottling processes, and we want to make sure that we have a pipeline of talent to meet our business needs, now and in the future. We already have a team of capable and talented engineers within the business who have risen up through the ranks. Our production leadership teams are ready to support and guide our new engineering graduates through the two-year programme.

"In Cork, graduates will build technical expertise with both theoretical and practical technical training on distillation pots, distillation columns, vessels, pumps, valves and instrumentation, boilers, conveyor belts, heat exchangers, and automation control systems, while graduates in Dublin will have the opportunity to engage with and receive training on our fully automated state of the art process systems and packaging equipment.

"The programme is designed to give graduates ownership of their career aspirations, supported by practical experience and training to help them succeed. We are looking for curious self-starters who view a challenge as an opportunity. We see the successful candidates as having the desire to turn a job into a passion."

Applications for next year close on October 29, 2020, and placements will beginning on September 1, 2021.

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