HR Coordinator Intern with Diageo


Location:  Edinburgh
£19,000 per annum
Full-time, 35 hours per week for 12 months
Immediate start 


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Diageo’s International Supply Centre brings together 60 sites and 4200 employees across 8 countries supplying 180 countries. The business aims to be the global benchmark for Diageo with a rigorous focus on brilliant performance, product quality, cost containment, efficiencies, market responsiveness and agility through effective partnership working with our 21 markets.  The work of the ISC team will specifically support ISC’s ambition to be the internal/ external benchmark for performance and will also provide services to the broader Global Supply function. 

The role holder will be part of the full GS / ISC HR team that supports the four geographies of the International Supply Centre. Although part of their accountabilities will be specifically focused on the Scotland geography of the ISC, parts of their deliverables will also be across all geographies. There will also be a strong link with the wider HR team across Western Europe for key projects.

The role has responsibility for supporting the programme management and delivery of our multi year talent plan with a particular focus on ensuring simplification and standardization within ISC. It will also play a key role in the embedding of Workday and ensuring that GS / ISC utilises the system to maximum effect to drive performance.  Predominantly this role will support projects in Scotland and the rest of the ISC, as well as managing a small team.

Diageo are looking for an ambitious Intern with a passion for HR to join their team in Edinburgh! They are focused on growing and developing their talent. They are keen to find someone early in their career to invest in, providing a fantastic opportunity to really add value and learn in a fast paced and exciting environment.
The Business Intelligence internship, offers you the perfect platform to gain real insight into a Global business, gain new skills and express your ideas. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the processes and systems used in Diageo to support the productions of our premium products. 

Your placement will see you build relationships with people throughout the business, challenge and refine current ways of working and grow yourself whilst contributing to the talent agenda in Diageo.



Together with a drive to learn and curious spirit, you’ll be enthusiastic, open-minded and assertive, and ready for different and challenging projects. The key ingredients Diageo want you to have include:

  • Ideally educated to or working towards degree level.
  • Willing to work towards CIPD Qualification highly Preferred
  • Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills
  • Able to multi-task and switch priorities as needed. Also needs clear understanding of deadlines and ability to stick to them
  • Must be a self-starter, able to take on a task with little direction and complete it with success
  • Experience of working with cross geography teams desirable
  • A desire to work in the Reporting / Business Intelligence and Analytics arena
  • Must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Must be organised and highly analytical in approach.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Must be competent in the use of standard Microsoft Office apps such as Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint.



Closing date for applications is 23 November 2015, 12 noon. 

Interviews: Week Commencing 30 November, 2015.  

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.