Guinness Nigeria Graduates Recruitment 2011

Diageo (Guinness Nigeria) Graduate Recruitment Programme 2011
This is a broad and challenging development programme offering real roles and valuable experience from day one. As a high profile initiative, it is seen as a key priority for Diageo Africa by senior leaders. Across our African businesses we are looking for talented individuals to work in Supply, Finance, HR and Commercial (sales and marketing). The successful candidates will have the potential and drive to be future leaders for Diageo Africa.

Our ‘real job’ philosophy ensures, that you will benefit from authentic experiences designed to accelerate your career development. You will build your expertise and knowledge by completing three 12-month rotations within your chosen discipline. There will be opportunities to spend one of these rotations in different African markets.

– Supply
– Finance
– Commercial
– Human Resources

Support and development
The three-year programme includes both functional training and leadership development. Functional training helps you gain the skills, knowledge and experience that will form the foundation of your career with Diageo. Meanwhile, we help you build your leadership expertise so you can encourage thinking, stimulate people and drive change.
There will be an induction event to give you a fuller understanding of Diageo Africa – this is a good springboard for your career with the company, as well as being great fun and an excellent opportunity to network with your peers.
During you first rotation you will have the support of a graduate ‘buddy’. You’ll also spend time with our sales force, out in the field, to increase your commercial awareness – it’s vital that every graduate understands our brands, our customers and the way we sell. In the second year of your programme you will have a mentor, chosen from the Africa leadership team, for the highest quality of support.
There will be opportunities for you to explore other avenues for development at regular reviews with your line manager. In addition, there are ‘connect and development’ events each year, which will help you raise your profile in the company and learn from some of our most experienced leaders.


Essential qualifications and qualities
We are looking for graduates with passion, energy and finely tuned commercial awareness. You will be a real team player and a forward thinker, excited by innovation. It is essential that you can build strong relationships, influence others and work well under pressure. You should have, or be expected to gain, an upper second-class degree, and your academic record must be excellent.

Our Ideal Candidate
We look for people who are bursting with as much enthusiasm as we are – people who strive to be the best they can be.

Are you the kind of person we look for?
Diageo is packed with passion, both for our brands and for our business. We look for people who are bursting with as much enthusiasm as we are – people who strive to be the best they can be.

Building relationships
We look for people who work with others. We create environments where all our employees feel included, where we value each other and seek benefit from our own diversity. As a result a collaborative style of working is essential. We look for people who can inspire and excite those around them to be the best they can be.

Being authentic
We look for people who are authentic in what they do – people who can demonstrate high levels of integrity and stand up for what they believe is right. Our employees are proud of their company, and they act as Diageo ambassadors. We seek people who support and can play an active role in our responsible drinking and corporate citizenship agenda. An ability to generate new ideas and bring them to life is essential. But ideas alone aren’t always enough. We look for people who consistently deliver great performance through brilliant execution.

Investing in yourself
Do you invest in yourself? Do you know where your strengths really lie, and do you make the most of them? At Diageo we seek people who want to get to know their own strengths and development needs.

Application Process
– Email your CV and complete an application form via our then you’ll be invited to take some online verbal and numerical tests. If you sail through these, then…
– The next step is a telephone interview based on the Diageo capabilities lasting about 45 mins. If you shine in your interview, then…
– The third step is half a day spent at an assessment centre, involving an interview, a role play, a presentation and a
group exercise.

Thinking of applying?
Download Diageo Africa Early Career 2011 – 2012 brochure to learn more about our markets and opportunities

The program will be open for applications in June 2011 for a start date of either November 2011 or January 2012.
Click the apply button below to start application

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