Job type
Full time
United Kingdom
Lead recruiter
Sian Tabb
All Operations
Reporting Line
HR Business Partner
Level of experience
Individual Contributor/Support (Non - Managers)
Contract type
Fixed term


What is the Scholar Programme?

In 2019, we launched the Bacardi UK Supply Student Scholarship Fund because we want to give individuals the ability to see their full potential within a workplace environment. Therefore, the Bacardi UK Supply is supporting future talent through their University years via financial assistance (which we don’t expect to be paid back to us!). 

As part of our Student Scholarship Programme, you will acquire a range of skills, knowledge and valuable practical experience while you study. You will rotate through various functions (such as distilling, bottling, supply chain, bulk, blending, new product development, procurement, finance, etc.) and work on projects at one of our 8 operational sites across the UK during your university summer holidays. We will also assign you a Mentor/Coach related to a specific field of Global Operations. At the end of your studies, we may both decide there is a longer-term opportunity in the Bacardi Family.

Programme Details
  • Scholarship of £3,000 p.a. for up to 3 years while completing your studies. 
  • Each award is paid to you in two instalments and will be net of tax (we pay the tax for you!)
  • To continue to receive the annual scholarship award, up to a maximum of 3 times (i.e. 3 years of university), you will need to:
  • Achieve A or B grade (or equivalent) scores
  • Complete paid work placements at our operations sites (generally 8-12 weeks each year to happen during your University holiday periods)
  • Ensure you keep to the appointments/development goals as agreed-upon with your appointed Bacardi Mentor.  
At the end of the award(s) period there is no requirement to pay back any of the money to Bacardi and we may jointly decide there is a longer-term opportunity in the Bacardi family, with the possibility of transitioning into our three-year rotational Graduate Programme.


How to Apply?

Apply online by uploading your CV and essay response to ALL THREE of the following topics  by 14 April 2024:
  • What interests you about working for UK Supply, home of Bacardi UK Operations?
  • Bacardi has a very unique corporate culture and history. How do you live the '3 F's' (being Fearless, having a Founders Mentality, and treating others like Family)? Please share relevant examples from your personal, professional, or student life. 
  • The workplace is one of the main fields in the application of AI (artificial intelligence). Please tell us how Bacardi could harness AI in order to make better decisions regarding energy and water use at our distilleries, but still retaining the spirit character at each of our individual distilleries? 
 The essay must be no more than 3 pages double spaced. 


The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Be flexible, open-minded and ready to take on a role in any one of our departments across the UK Supply
  • Be ready to put some of the skills and knowledge learnt throughout your studies to use in a workplace setting
Personal Qualities
  • Lives the 3 F’s – Fearless, Founder’s Mentality, Family
  • Targeting students with two+ years left of university studies, with a passion for operations/supply.


At Bacardi we care deeply about finding brilliant talent who can bring the following personal attributes to help elevate our 3Fs: Fearless, Family, Founder culture to the next level.

  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience

Disclaimer: Bacardi seeks talent from all backgrounds to bring diversity of thought, agility and capability to our organization across the globe. We promote a working environment where all employees are treated and rewarded fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination that adversely affects individuals or groups on the basis of national origin, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, and any other legally protected aspect of a person’s identity. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.


At Bacardi, we are committed to providing our Primos (employees) with a comprehensive Total Rewards package of compensation, benefits, incentives, allowances, well-being, and much more to meet the needs of themselves and their families. It goes beyond just Cash! The total rewards program is based on pay for performance, whereby the incentive programs are linked to company and individual performance.

Compensation, Paid Time Off & Retirement

  • Competitive Pay Package
  • Competitive Holiday/Paid Time Off, plus additional days offered ( i.e., volunteer day, allowing you to give back to the community)
  • Retirement/Pension Plan

Health & Wellbeing

  • Medical, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance
  • Calm Meditation App subscription (free)
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Best-in-class, family-friendly, and inclusive leave policies

Additional Benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements (depending on role/office/site location)
  • Access to E-learning Platforms and Career Development programs
  • Travel Discounts ( i.e., hotel and car rental)
  • And much more!
The benefits /perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Bacardi, your work location, and are subject to change.

Some benefits may be subject to an employee contribution.

Some benefits may be fully or partially subsidized. Incentive plans are linked to the nature of your employment and can vary based on region, market, function or brand.

Be a Part of Our Culture

BE                  Fearless

We empower our teams to question, challenge and innovate.

This means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable with trying new things and taking risks, without being reckless.


We treat each other, and our communities, like family. Always.

We are all ‘Primos’ (Spanish for cousins) at Bacardi. Being part of the family gives you the support you need to be the best you can be.


The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do.

Everyone at Bacardi sees this business as their own. We do the right thing for the business and take accountability for our work.


Be Fearless, act like a Founder.

Follow our Primos on their journey to success. Where did they start and what’s it like to work for Bacardi? You too can be part of our story.