Europe Graduate Programme Manager, Open to flexible working

London (Central), London (Greater)
27 Apr 2022
18 May 2022
Contract Type

Our Diageo Performance Ambition calls for us to build the best performing most trusted and respected consumer products company in the world; this requires us to guarantee our plans with the right people and capabilities. The Early Careers Programme Manager is an integral part of our Europe Talent Engagement organisation, supporting Early Careers programmes across Europe Markets and Global Functions. Early Careers forms a fundamental pillar within our Inclusion & Diversity framework, enabling us to achieve Diageo’s Talent Ambition.

About the role

The core deliverable of the Early Careers Programme Manager is to implement a transformative Early Career Programme that is structured and robust enabling Diageo to build the critical skills for the future, through accelerated development of diverse talent whilst crafting fulfilling employee experiences.

You will partner closely with key partners in each market being accountable for strategy and execution of the early careers programme, ensuring consistency of onboarding, Learning & Development, mentorship programmes, rotational planning and assessment of graduate talent.

During Early Careers recruitment cycle you will support with delivering an effective assessment strategy for Europe through execution of assessment centres to drive successful diverse hiring, including candidate selection.

Success in the role will be measured by graduates receiving an extraordinary development programme which sees them evolving as future leaders with an accelerated development path.

About you

The Early Careers Programme Manager will have a passion for early careers and have experience in executing a structured talent development programme in close collaboration with multiple partners across complex regions and functions.

You will bring thought leadership to how we can build an outstanding Early Career Programme and use external insights to build a culture of outstanding capability.

We are looking for an individual with the ability to encourage, collaborate and influence and deliver outcomes which support long term business need.


Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.  

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent we 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 outstanding contribution each person brings.

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location.  Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don't let anything stop you from applying.

Character Is Everything 


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