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Pernod Ricard Winemakers introduces first Graduate Wine Ambassadors

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Pernod Ricard Winemakers has unveiled the team of graduates they’ve chosen to become their first ever Graduate Wine Ambassadors.

Following a competitive international recruitment process, five rising stars are being given the opportunity to train and work in Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ wineries and global offices.

The Graduate Wine Ambassadors are a diverse group, hailing from Australia, New Zealand and Poland, with a broad range of skills including fluency in Japanese as well as degrees in commerce, arts and science. Each graduate was chosen for his or her natural business acumen and genuine passion for wine.

They’ll now undertake nine months of intensive training in Australia, New Zealand and Spain, learning about all facets of winemaking and developing their business and marketing skills. They will then spend two years in key global markets including Canada, Poland, Vietnam, Australia and Japan, working alongside existing Pernod Ricard Winemakers teams to grow their iconic wine brands.

Human resources Director of Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Christian Campanella said “This team of Graduate Wine Ambassadors are highly skilled, hard-working and talented, and will bring fresh ideas and energy to some of our most important international markets.

“Through this program, these graduates will turn their natural skills and passion for wine into globally recognised qualifications and vital hands on experience."

About the Graduate Wine Ambassadors:

  • Rosemary McDonald, 27, from Sydney, Australia
  • Benjamin Dunlop, 22, from Brisbane, Australia
  • India Munari, 27, from Melbourne, Australia
  • Wojtek Cyran, 29, from London, UK (originally from Poland)
  • Jenny Rothenburg, 28, from Auckland, New Zealand

About the Graduate Wine Ambassador Program:

Application period: Applications in Spain are open between October 27, 2014 and 1 February 2015. Applications in Australia and New Zealand open on 9 February 2015 and close on June 26, 2015.

Program outline (9 months training followed by a placement in market of up to two years): Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Certificate; training in our wineries in Australia, Spain and New Zealand; marketing & sales training in global head offices, then two years working in one of our key global markets.

Applications for the 2015 Graduate Wine Ambassador Program open in Australia and New Zealand on 9 February 2015. Interested graduates can apply through the Graduate Wine Ambassador Program website.

Image: Left to right: Jenny Rothenberg, Wojtek Cyran, Rosemary MacDonald, Benjamin Dunlop and India Munari.

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