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Diageo offers awesome six month paid career returnships

 July 03, 2019

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If you want to return to work after a career break, beverages company Diageo supports women with relevant engineering skills and experience who have taken a career break of 2+ years - and, what's more, the salary reflects the candidate experience as well as the industry average.

An exciting six month career returner's programme

Diageo was founded on people of great character and in 250 years, nothing has changed as women and men of great character continue the innovation with the same passion as Diageo's founders. Diageo is the world’s leading premium alcohol company with truly iconic brands. Diageo is where women find a wide variety of personalities, experiences and perspectives, wherever they're based in the world. It makes for a stimulating and rewarding working environment. 

Diageo employs over 30,000 talented people and their success is thanks to the strength of its people, in every role. It’s why they trust them with the company's legacy.  And it’s why Diageo rewards them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve.

Diversity drives a stimulating and rewarding working environment

A diverse workforce is essential to Diageo's success as a multi-national, multi-cultural business. Their aim is to foster a culture that provides opportunities for all, through the variety of different personalities, experiences and perspectives, creating a stimulating and rewarding working environment. By creating a truly inclusive workplace that recognises difference and diversity of thought, feelings and actions, Diageo can allow its people to unleash the power of being themselves, always, to enable them to Celebrate Life, Every Day, Everywhere.

About Diageo's returnship support 

Diageo's returnship support enables career returners to build confidence on their return to work while progressing skills in an exciting role. A 6 month programme is offered from time to time, offering a mentor throughout the Returnship as well as development relating to leadership skills and on-the-job-training.

For example, one of the more recent roles sought was in the International Supply Centre (ISC) Engineering team that provides Capital Project support to Cameronbridge Distillery, Leven Spirit Supply, Leven Packaging and Central Sites or Malt Distilling. The overall purpose of this team is to deliver the strategy for asset development and includes:

  • using specialist knowledge to deliver capital expenditure projects to the correct technical specification.
  • managing efficient spend for capital expenditure projects.
  • co-ordinating and managing external resources.

Diageo generally looks for people with character: motivated, resilient and open-minded. Previous solid experience within your area of expertise is important as are your qualifications and / or specialist skills. Previous experience in project management or health and safety for example can also be important. Being good at relationship building skills are key, as is excellent communication skills and effective communication.

Interested in working for Diageo?

Flexibility is key to success in Diageo's business and many of their staff work flexibly in many different ways including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location - so when applying for roles, talk to Diageo about what flexibility means to you and don't let anything stop you from applying.

In the meantime, watch this video to go inside the Talisker distillery to meet the all-female team heading the production of this iconic Scotch brand.


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