China Early Career Programme

Go further than you ever thought possible.

Be challenged and inspired. Use your passion and develop your leadership skills. Make a real contribution to the business from the get-go and build a global network to support your career. Reach your full potential and stand on the shoulders of giants.

Apply now to join the Diageo China Early Career programme.

The Recruitment Process

Application - before February 28

Online test - end of February

HireVue Assessment - early March

Open Day Event - mid March

Assessment Center Day - late March

Offer - early April


What are the functions of the programme this year? Where is the working location?

The functions this year are very diverse, including marketing, sales, e-commerce, and finance. Among them, sales positions will be in Guangdong or Shanghai, and most of the other positions are ultimately located in Shanghai.

Who are the target groups for this recruitment?

The targets are fresh graduates who will graduate in 2022, both undergraduates and postgraduates, or if your work experience is less than two years.

Can one person apply for multiple positions?

Each student can only apply for one position, so it is recommended that you choose the most suitable one to apply.

Where can I get the latest news about Diageo Early Careers recruitment?

You can keep updated by following us on Diageo corporate WeChat account, Diageo Career Site, LinkedIn and other major channels.

What criteria does Diageo value when selecting trainees?

Different positions will have different selection criteria according to their needs, and we will comprehensively consider all aspects, including students’ willingness to apply for a job, career development, educational background, campus projects, internships, etc. In addition, we also value the students' development potential, learning ability, teamwork spirit, communication and other soft skills.

What kind of talent development opportunities does Diageo provide for trainees?

We provide 24-30 months of cross-departmental and cross-functional tailor-made rotation to trainees, from which they can get rapid growth routes, executives’ focus, and 360-degree care to help them achieve excellence.

What is Diageo’s culture?

The combination of company culture and personal values is the basis for happy work.

  • We're passionate about customers and consumers – our curiosity and customer and consumer insights drive growth. We care for our brands. We're courageous in pursuing their full potential. We're innovative, constantly searching for new ideas that drive growth, developing them across our business.
  • We give ourselves and each other the freedom to succeed because this fosters an entrepreneurial spirit. We trust each other; we're open and challenging. We always behave as a team – when we're together and when we're apart.
  • We're proud of what we do – we act sensitively with the highest standards of integrity and social responsibility. We enjoy and benefit from diversity.
  • We will strive to be the best – we are restless, always learning, always improving. We constantly set high standards and then try hard to exceed them. We deliver results, win where we compete and celebrate our success.
  • We value each other – we seek and benefit from diverse people and perspectives. We strive to create mutually fulfilling relationships and partnerships.

What is Diageo's salary and benefits?

We provide market-competitive salary packages for trainees. In addition, trainees will also enjoy a variety of employee rewarding plans, such as flexible business insurance, 15-day paid annual leave upon entry, Celebration Life Fund, product allowance, Happy Hour, holiday benefits, etc. Diageo also has a comfortable and green office, and a caring working atmosphere.

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We are Diageo

We are a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer. We produce an outstanding collection of over 200 brands – old and new, large and small, global and local – that are enjoyed in more than 180 countries around the world.

Diageo’s story in China dates back to 1910, where Johnnie Walker was first enjoyed in the country. In 2002, Diageo Greater China was established in Shanghai. Our brands such as Johnnie Walker, The Singleton, Baileys and Guinness are well appreciated by customers and consumers in Greater China. In mainland China, we now have offices in six cities including Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Xiamen, Shenzhen and Guangzhou with more than 200 employees.

We are a leader in international spirits and the only company with direct participation in a Chinese Baijiu company, an exciting category where we have a major stake in the premium Chinese baijiu brand Shui Jing Fang. In 2021, we have successively released a series of important initiatives in China including Shenzhen Logistic Center, Shanghai R&D Center, and a new office of Diageo China. We also announced a US$75 million investment to build our first whisky distillery in China, in Yunnan Province, where we’ll produce China-origin, single malt whisky. The ‘Diageo Eryuan Malt Whisky Distillery’ will be carbon neutral when it opens, demonstrating our firm commitment to doing business the right way from grain to glass.

Your best gets better

At Diageo, we offer incredible challenges, with all the support and coaching to help you perform at your very best. Seize each moment, capitalize on your drive, pride and commitment to excellence and, with us behind you, you’ll go further than you ever thought possible. We’ll provide comprehensive trainings, global talent management, and help you to maximize every career opportunity.

“Although international spirit only sees its fast growth in China within recent decades, it’s rooted in centuries of brand equity and thousand years of cultural tradition in human history. This is an industry rich with heritage and vigor.”

Sirui Huang
Sirui Huang

Assistant Brand Manager, The Singleton

Leadership starts here

Our 2.5 years Early Career Programme creates future leaders. Here, you’ll develop a vibrant mix of functional experience plus the leadership skills that will launch an influential career.

You’ll start quickly, making a real contribution to the business from the get-go, while building a global network of contacts that will open doors for you long into the future. And every project you’re involved in will put your current and emerging skills to the test.

Each element of the programme is designed with your future in mind. You’ll be given the opportunity to spend time in different departments, gaining a more profound understanding of the wider business operation and making vital connections.

We see this programme as the first chapter in your exciting career story. Perform to the best of your ability and spend quality time dedicated to your development, and great things are on the horizon. You’ll come face-to-face with new and stretching experiences. We expect you to own your career development, but we'll be there to ensure you have the right network and framework to fly.

Diversity at our core

Our spirit, passion and sense of adventure reaches every part of the globe. We want our employee base to reflect the world around us, and to create a culture that is open-minded and inclusive. You’ll find people from diverse backgrounds working together to make our business and our communities stronger. You, will become a part of our diversity.

Each of the 27,775 global employees is a unique individual. They have extraordinary personalities, diverse backgrounds, and rich skills. They have no gender differences, and never be labelled by their racial or skin color.

In addition to the 2.5-year customized Management Trainee rotation plan, we also provide fresh and diverse learning content from branding to supply chain, marketing to leadership, and set up leadership development projects for talents, through our learning platform.

To find out more scan the QR code to access our WeChat account "DiageoChinaOfficial"