Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Graduate Wine Ambassador Program
Website FAQs

1. THE GRADUATE WINE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

How long is the Pernod Ricard Winemakers Graduate Wine Ambassador Program?

You will complete up to four months of training in Australia, New Zealand, Spain and/or USA before being placed in one of our global markets for up to two years.

When does the program start?

The start date of the Graduate Program is staggered around the world depending on where you are recruited. if you are in the Pacific Intake, then you will start training in January. If you are in Europe or US, then you will start in August.

Where will I be based?

As a Graduate Wine Ambassador, you’ll spend time training at our wineries, vineyard sites and head offices in Australia, New Zealand, Spain and/or US. You will then complete your placement in one of Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ international markets. Currently, we have Graduates placed in Australia, Spain, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ireland, America, Canada, India, United Arab Emirates, Sweden and Japan.

Will I receive training prior to commencing my role?

Yes, you will complete approximately four months of comprehensive training prior to commencing your two-year market placement. Please see the key dates outlined below.

Where does training take place?

Your training will start in Sydney, Australia at the global head office for Pernod Ricard Winemakers. You will then be located, depending on your assigned market placement, in any combination of the following - Sydney (Australia), Barossa Valley (Australia), Marlborough (New Zealand), San Sebastian (Spain), La Rioja (Spain) and/or California (US).

How many Graduate positions are available?

The number of available positions varies each year based on demand from our international markets. In 2018 eight positions will be recruited for globally.

What contract are Graduates on?

Graduates are on a fixed term contract.

Is the Graduate Wine Ambassador Program paid?

Graduate Wine Ambassadors are offered a competitive remuneration package that is shared with applicants during the recruitment process. This includes some accommodation during the training period and relocation support.

Will I need to pay for my relocation?

Costs associated with relocating to your international market, such as flights and visas, will be covered by Pernod Ricard Winemakers.

Will I be guaranteed a job at Pernod Ricard Winemakers after my two-year period as a Graduate Wine Ambassador?

You are not guaranteed a position following the Graduate Program however, our focus is to develop the future talent of Pernod Ricard and we are confident that our Graduate Wine Ambassadors will gain the experience and skills they need to kick-start a successful future career with Pernod Ricard.

I love wine but I don’t know much about it. Do I need existing wine knowledge to be successful in the role?

We will provide you with all the training and support you need to be successful in your role. Whilst prior wine knowledge is advantageous, it is not necessary and many of our ambassadors have entered the program with no prior wine knowledge, just a passion for wine!

2. CRITERIA

Do I need to have a degree?

To apply for the program, you must either have in your final year of university or have completed university a maximum of three years prior.

Do I need a specific degree?

We are open to applicants across a range of degrees. We are particularly interested in those who display an entrepreneurial spirit, are innovative and are convivial in nature.

Is a driving licence required?

Yes, a driving licence is required.

Can I apply for both the Australia/New Zealand Program and the Europe/US Program?

You can only apply for both programs if you have the right to work in both locations. You either need to be a citizen in the region(s) you are applying or have relevant working rights for the duration of your contract. The region in which you apply does not determine your final market placement.

Do I need to speak a second language?

Speaking a second language is not necessary for all markets. In some markets, such as Poland, Russia, Japan, Canada - Quebec and Spain, speaking the local language is a requirement.

3. APPLICATION

When do applications open?

Where can I find the position description?

Please find the position description here

Where do I apply?

Please find the link to the application here. The link will only be active whilst applications are open.

What are the stages of the selection process?

  1. Three-minute video application
  2. Pre-recorded digital interview
  3. Assessment centre
  4. Market interview via video conference

How long should my video application last?

Your video can be up to three minutes in length, but we’re equally happy with a thirty second submission if you think it meets the brief and showcases you in the best possible way. Ensure your video is uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and linked to your application form.

How are markets assigned to successful candidates?

Locations are allocated according to specific market needs (such as language requirements) and candidate preferences.

4. KEY DATES

Next round for European Intake:

Applications open 12th October 2018 YouTube/Vimeo
Applications close 30th November 2018
Digital Interview December 2018 HireVue
Assessment Centre March 2019 Sydney, Australia
Market Interview March 2019 Video Call
Training commences August 2019 Sydney, Australia

Still have questions?

Chat with one of our current Graduate Wine Ambassadors: Career Inspiration Page
Email: GraduateProgram.PRWinemakers@pernod-ricard.com Follow Instagram: @PRFutureVintage