Graduate Leadership & Apprenticeship Programmes

Do you have what it takes to be a leader at HEINEKEN?

Our Graduate programmes are highly competitive with even higher expectations for those that make it through the selection process.

We use a self-directed 70:20:10 learning philosophy, where 70% of learning is derived from ‘on-the-job’ experiences, 20% through relationships and feedback and the remaining 10% is delivered by formal training programmes.

Your passion for knowledge and adventure have taken you this far but now it is up to you to take advantage of what HEINEKEN offers and start your journey with the UK’s leading and largest Cider, Beer and Pubs Business.

Placements commence September 2017.


Brewery Operations Graduate Programme – Please note that applications have now closed for 2017.

Our 24 month bespoke Programme will develop your skills and build on your strengths. 

You’ll have the opportunity to base yourself at one of our three main UK sites (Tadcaster, Manchester or Hereford) with the Brewery Manager as your direct mentor. Your development throughout the programme will be varied, with the opportunity to rotate across a number of departments to ensure you understand our key processes. 

If you have a degree in engineering, manufacturing technology or food science and technology, and worked during your studies with passion, drive and determination, then we think you’re ready for the next big step.

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Graduate Leadership Programme – Please note that applications have now closed for 2017.

Can you envisage yourself working at the heart of our talented Brand team, creating engaging campaigns and sponsorships that ignite conversations among our consumers? Or what about Sales? With strong influencing skills, a natural communicator you’ll focus on increasing our market share.  Alternatively, a career in HR, working to support and shape the development of our People.   

It is a competitive arena and a job in which you need to be a self-starter.  Whatever the route, If you relish the opportunity to develop great commercial and networking skills whilst reaching your goals, our UK Graduate Programme could be the place for you. Our 24 month programme consists of various placements with rotations across our Commerce and Support functions geographically located at multiple sites across the UK.  You therefore must be nationally mobile.  We welcome applicants from all degree backgrounds, 2:1 and above.


HEINEKEN International Graduate Programme - Please note that applications have now closed for 2017.

Are you a driven, internationally mobile graduate that is ready to be challenged in a high-pace environment at one of the world’s most respected organisations?  Are you ready to push yourself, both professionally and personally, to reach excellence in locations around the world? If so, HEINEKEN is looking for YOU! 

Our International Graduate Programme is a highly competitive programme with even higher expectations for those that make it through the selection process.

HEINEKEN offers you a truly global experience, we have operating companies in over 70 countries around the world, which makes us the world's most international brewer. You will spend three years getting to know our operating companies by doing three one-year assignments in three different countries within a specific function.

Check out our Global Careers site to get on-board. 


Apprenticeship Programme - applications close on 1st March 2017

We have a strong track record of developing exceptional engineers.  Our intensive engineering apprenticeships are recognised across the industry and offer a defined learning framework with clear aims and outcomes. The apprenticeship will last four years and will involve both practical on–site training and formal further education apprenticeship qualifications. Applicants must have 5 GSCE's or equivalent - which must include at least a B in Maths.  Please note that although the home destination for apprentices will be Manchester, for part of the first year and subsequent years of training you will be residing nearly full-time at our training college in Reaseheath.