Jamie Barry is working as a Marketing Assistant on the Jameson International Graduate Programme Team.

One third considering opportunities overseas

A new survey has revealed that 3 in 10 young people are considering seeking opportunities overseas in the next 5 years.

The desire to travel is cited as one of the main motivators to move abroad.

According to new research commissioned by the Jameson International Graduate Programme, most young people (73%) would like the security and familiarity of working for an Irish brand abroad. This rises to 89% among those who are actively considering moving.

The opportunity to travel and experience new cultures is one of the key characteristics of the Jameson International Graduate Programme which empowers graduates from all backgrounds to kickstart their career with a global Irish brand on an international stage.

The programme is now recruiting graduates for 2023/24 and is looking for creative, innovative, self-starters with an entrepreneurial mindset to become the next generation of Jameson brand ambassadors.

Jameson is looking for creative, innovative, self-starters with an entrepreneurial mindset to follow in the footsteps of Jamie Barry from Mallow who is a Marketing Assistant in the Jameson International Graduate Programme Team in Dublin.

Jamie said: “When I was in my final year of university, I was feeling a bit lost as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after graduating. When I learned about the Jameson International Graduate Programme and how it worked, I knew straight away that it was exactly what I wanted.

“The programme gives you responsibility from day one which helps you develop personally and professionally but you also have a support network in the global community of brand ambassadors, the Jameson International Graduate Programme Team and fellow Irish Distillers and Pernod Ricard colleagues.

“I can happily say that I learn something new every day and I’m so grateful for that at this early stage in my career,” the graduate added.

This year’s brand ambassadors will have the opportunity to work with Jameson in one of over 35 international markets, including markets across Europe and emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America, offering a unique opportunity and experience.

Sinéad D’Arcy, Head of Jameson International Graduate Programme said: “At Irish Distillers, we have a history of supporting, nurturing and mentoring young talent. It can be a challenging environment for graduates leaving university and entering the workforce. As the workplace and graduate landscape evolves, we continue to adapt the Jameson International Graduate Programme to meet the needs and expectations of graduates.

“The programme is a truly unique offering that provides graduates with the tools and opportunity to realise their personal and professional goals while working for an Irish brand, as part of a global community.”

The research also highlights changing expectations when it comes to ways of working. Hybrid working is now a critical factor for young people when considering a role. Three in four deem hybrid working to be important, which rises to over four in five among those who are considering moving overseas.

The Jameson International Graduate Programme has always offered graduates the freedom and flexibility to shape their own work schedule.

The brand ambassador role is focused on building brand awareness and brand advocacy for Jameson, therefore appealing to those looking for a role that is not necessarily a ‘regular 9-5’.

Visit jamesongraduateprogramme.com for more information.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 February.