Graduate Recruitment Process

Graduate Recruitment Process

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Our recruitment process varies, depending on whether you apply for an opportunity in the EU, US or rest of world. These pages refer to EU and US, all other locations run recruitment for graduate level as required.

Opportunities across Europe

The application process will open for the September intake at different times of the year, depending on the programme and market in which you are applying for. In order to directly apply to one of our programmes please see the heading below 'Open Programmes' and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A detailed cover letter outlining the business area, type of programme and the location you would prefer
  • A copy of your updated CV

Applying is an easy 3-step process

Email your CV

After emailing us your CV and successfully completing an application form via our website, you’ll be invited to take some online verbal and numerical tests. If you sail through these, then...

Telephone interview

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.

Opportunities in the US

For any opportunity in North America you must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the US and you must be of legal drinking age by the time you start work in the summer.

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