Pernod Ricard Winemakers launch new graduate program


Pernod Ricard Winemakers, the global wine company behind premium wine brands Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate and Campo Viejo, are launching a global graduate program for ambitious university graduates.

The program will enable graduates who have a passion for wine, desire to travel and an entrepreneurial spirit the opportunity to join Pernod Ricard Winemakers as a Graduate Wine Ambassador or a Graduate Winemaker.

The Graduate Wine Ambassadors will represent Pernod Ricard Winemakers in the market, take part in training programs, gain industry qualifications (including the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Certificate) and hands-on experience of wine operations, marketing and sales in Australia, New Zealand and Spain.

The Graduate Winemakers will take part in a two-year program working with wine experts from around the world who will assist them in developing their technical knowledge. Practical winemaking experience during vintage, will take place either in Australia, based in the Barossa Valley or New Zealand, based in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay. Additionally, the Graduate Winemakers will get exposure to other areas of the business such as Marketing and Sales.

“The launch of the new Pernod Ricard winemakers Graduate Program forms part of our commitment to invest in, nurture and grow the winemaking talent of tomorrow – ‘Our Future Vintage’” said CEO and chairman of Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Jean-Christophe Coutures.

“This exclusive program will provide graduates with a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain invaluable experience, participate in world class training and work with leading wine industry experts from all over the world.

“These bright new starts will enrich our teams, spark innovation and lead brand advocacy for our wines globally as either Graduate Wine Ambassadors or Graduate Winemakers."

Entries are open from 14 October – 21 November 2014 for Australian and New Zealand residents. For more information on the program, visit the Pernod Ricard website here.