Diageo Africa operates in over 40 markets across Africa through various business models including publicly quoted companies, joint ventures & licensed brewing entities.
We produce & distribute premium drinks from right across the Diageo portfolio such as Guinness, Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff. We are also home to growing local brands which include our Malt beverages such as Malta Guinness & Alvaro and exciting new innovations like as Foundry cider.
With over 4500 employees working across Supply & Demand we put a significant investment behind our people agenda to ensure that Africa is truly Best Place to Be. We are also proud of the contributions we make in the communities in which we operate both economically and socially, for example our commitment to provide safe access to drinking water to 1million people each year.
On the Pan Africa Graduate programme our ‘real job’ philosophy ensures 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 and there will be opportunities to spend one of these rotations in a different African market.
As a Graduate in Finance your three-year development programme will see you working as a partner in the Diageo business. Right from the start you will be learning how to produce reports and analyse data, and discovering the wider opportunities that lie within the figures. We will help you gain a professional finance qualification and provide you with steadily more challenging projects throughout your development programme.
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.
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.
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:
• Analytical abilities and strong problem-solving skills.
• Passion, energy and finely tuned commercial awareness.
• The ability to build strong relationships, influence others and work well under pressure.
You will be a real team player and a forward thinker, excited by innovation.
You should have, or be expected to gain, an upper second-class degree in finance or a related subject, such as accounting, economics or business.
Nationals from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, D.R Congo and S. Sudan are encouraged to apply.