Graduate Opportunity

Technical Graduate (Three-Year Graduate Programme)


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At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be a home where rare characters thrive.

Our three-year Graduate Development Programme is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to build a successful and rewarding career. You will be working with some world class industry leaders and will help develop our global core brands such as Glenfiddich, Hendricks, and The Balvenie.  

We create legacies

We are multi-award winning.

At William Grant & Sons, you will be empowered to excel in your role, and we will value your skills, experience, and perspectives. Inspired by our independent spirit, we create our own legacy.  

Our 2023 Graduate Development Programme will offer opportunities to graduates in engineering, science, or technical disciplines.

Main Responsibility

  • Support, and where appropriate lead, technical and/or engineering development projects at a laboratory, pilot, and full-scale plant level in line with the operational business plans.
  • Support and lead initiatives that deliver optimisations to operational processes
  • Support research and development projects that provide insight to the development of processes across Operations distilling, packaging, and engineering operations.
  • Provide clear and concise technical project reports that detail conclusions and recommendations based on tangible technical data to Operations leader and/or Engineering Leader.
  • Ensure all work is carried out in compliance with the integrated management system to maintain ISO9001 certification.
  • Contribute appropriately to team meetings and support the implementation of team strategy, plans and continuous improvement projects.
  • Take part in Graduate training initiatives and demonstrate progress against development plans across the graduate programme.
  • Drive own personal development to build technical competence, leadership capability and personal development.
  • Develop and build skills, knowledge, and experience in engineering and/or brewing and distilling that covers the WGS spirit drinks portfolio.
  • Demonstrate behaviours in line with our diversity and inclusion aim, which is to create and promote a diverse and inclusive culture at WG&S where ideas, differences and views are respected and where all employees are encouraged to create their own personal legacy.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

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Job ID Number: wgrant/TP/47509/1532
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2022
  • Starting: August 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Strathclyde (Glasgow), Girvan (South Ayrshire, Scotland) and Dufftown (Scotland)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Process

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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