Diageo Careers 2022 Customer Sales Development Graduate Programme

Job Description:

Diageo graduates have the best of all worlds. Our hands-on, accelerated learning programmes are perfect for people who are curious and have an ability to learn.  If you want to gain depth and breadth of an organisation to be set up for a career to be proud of, you’re in the right place. 

Look no further than our GB Commercial Sales Graduate Programme. With opportunities across GB, this three-year programme has an exciting workplace learning approach that means you will spend your days right at the heart of an enormous global organisation. 

Who are we? 

Diageo is one of the world’s leading producers of premium drinks. We have an outstanding collection of over 200 brands, old and new, large and small, global and local – that are enjoyed in more than 180 countries around the world. 

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to our purpose which values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity. We know that for our business to thrive, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.  

How does the programme work? 

Start your Commercial Sales career with some of the most iconic brands in the world. Taking iconic, timeless brands like Baileys, Guinness and Smirnoff and finding them new generations of shoppers, new untapped markets, new reasons to be purchased, and new places to be sold.  

You’ll be immersed in the sales process from the beginning. You’ll spend time building relationships with Diageo partners and working with customers to improve sales. You’ll be responsible for ensuring our brands are successfully promoted, readily available and well presented to anyone who wants to buy them.  

Over the three-year rotational programme, you’ll have an opportunity to excel in areas across our Commercial Sales teams such as Account Management, Customer Marketing, Shopper and Customer Activation, Innovation and Reserve. You’ll discover everything you need to know about our brands, our competitors, the market and customers.  

You’ll have a combination of formal training with a leadership curriculum, mentoring and coaching from respected colleagues and, most importantly, real world, on-the-job experience. From the beginning you’ll be working on projects that will develop and improve your skill set. You’ll help shape the future of our brands and business by driving growth, all whilst building a global network of relationships that will support your career, both now and long into the future.  

Who are we looking for? 

On the qualification side, you’ll need to have acquired or be expecting to obtain an academic degree and be graduating in 2023 or within the last 5 years. You must be proficient in English and hold a full clean valid driver’s license or be willing to obtain one. For our graduate opportunities you must be mobile and prepared to relocate geographically during the programme. 

You’ll need to be a curious, flexible, self-motivated team-player who loves to turn ideas into action and someone who shows integrity, respect for others and, above all, a passion for learning something new every day.   


Most importantly, we ask you to be you. Come as you are, with your own ideas and ambitions, and let’s celebrate your talent and empower you to reach your fullest potential.  

What are the rewards? 

With everything you can learn here, and the long-term opportunities we have to offer, the Commercial Sales Graduate Programme could just be the best decision you’ve ever made. 

Join us and you can expect to receive a highly competitive salary (salary is dependent on the location of your rotations, as an example your year one salary based within the UK will be in the region of £36,400), along with an annual bonus opportunity and industry leading benefits package. 

Application details  

We have several graduate opportunities across the business. For the best chance of being successful we recommend applying for one programme. Applications are on a rolling process, and we will close roles when we find our graduates for September 2023. Here’s hoping it’s you!   

Join our Graduate programme and support us in delivering our ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress‘ agenda—a 10-year action plan to help create a more inclusive and sustainable world!  

NB: Pymetrics is the first stage of the application process for all of our Early Career’s programmes at Diageo and after completion your result will be used for all applications that require it within a one-year period.  

Interested, but want to learn more? 

The Early Careers team will be hosting a series of insight and coaching events as well as live chats over the coming months, and we want to hear from you! For more info and to register today visit: https://meetandengage.com/diageoearlycareers

Job Title: Commercial Sales Graduate Programme 2023 

Job requisition id: JR1072323

GB Locations: 1HQ

Time type: Full time