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Graduate Job Scientist - Nutrition

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Diageo
Reference: DiageoSN
Salary: £19,000  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Ref code - 35021              

Closing Date - 14 April 2013

Location - Edinburgh and Lothian             

Salary - 19,000

Job summary

Diageo have an exciting role for a graduate scientist to ensure that all brands are analysed (laboratory and data) for nutritional and allergenic purposes and this information is uploaded to DrinkIQ for all current brands and products. This 12 month placement, based in Menstrie in Clackmannanshire, will give the graduate valuable experience in a real business environment to support their development as a professional scientist.

Job Description


Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of international brands across spirits, wine and beer. Our global priority brand portfolio consists of Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, José Cuervo, Tanqueray and many more.

Diageo trades in approximately 180 markets and employs over 20,000 talented people around the world. With offices in 80 countries, we also have manufacturing facilities across the globe including Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean.

Our great range of brands and geographic spread means that people can celebrate with our products at every occasion no matter where they are in the world. This is why 'celebrating life every day, everywhere' is at the core of what we do.

We are currently offering a fantastic opportunity for a talented graduate to join us and gain excellent experience and potential future opportunities.

The role

You will be supporting the Lead Project Scientist on a specific project to ensure all brands are analysed for nutritional and allergenic purposes and the information is uploaded to Diageo’s consumer facing DrinkIQ website. There will also be the opportunity to gain lab experience within this role. You will be involved in coordinating, tracking and monitoring the progress of the project and help to define a robust process for ensuring the quality of information.

Our aim is to provide the successful candidate with rich and valuable experience in a real business environment and support their on-going career development.

Skills / Experience

·         Good analytical and problem solving skills

·         Focused and committed to meeting deadlines

·         Highly numerate

·         High integrity and attention to detail

·         Great communication skills – written and verbal.


We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, has great attention to detail and is able to bring fresh insight and challenge the status quo.

The ideal candidate will be a Graduate in a Science or Nutrition related degree-subject.


Employer benefits:

At Diageo, we promote good work/ life balance, a healthy working environment and reward success and hard work. We offer competitive basic salaries with good reward and benefits. Benefits include:

·         Pension

·         Share Incentive Plan

·         Flexible Benefits

·         Product Allowance.

Placement benefits:

As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from the TSGPP team and may have access to a residential Leadership and Business skills training course. You can find more information on our placement training pages.

Additional Info

Location: Menstrie, Clackmannanshire

Duration: 12 months, with the potential to build your career in Diageo

Preferred Start Date: April 2013

Location: Scotland

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