“ What are the requirements to do a VIE with Pernod Ricard? ”

Anon user (#174278) asked a question in topic Application Advice
to Any Global VIE Programme Insiders

Global Talent Manager, Pernod Ricard Headquarters, Pernod Ricard

The Global VIE program acts as a pipeline of young talents at Pernod Ricard and is a competitive program with even higher expectations for the graduates. They combine academic success with strong language skills and relevant international internship or professional experience. We are looking for potential leaders with the right qualifications and attitude, and the determination to grow and learn.

This program is managed by Business France, representatives of the French government and promoters of the international exposure of young talents and it is open to all members of the EU, aged between 23 - 28 years old with an average of 12 months of professional experience.

All of them have more than 5 years of study at higher education level (Master degree), speak fluently English and most of them speak more than 2 languages, with an international working experience an 100% eager to continue their career abroad.

Anon user (#174278)

Amazing I may just fit the requirements. Thank you for your response, Norma, very insightful

Anon user (#174535)

Hi Norma,
Is there a similar initiative for non-European young talents?

Global Talent Manager, Pernod Ricard Headquarters, Pernod Ricard


Our Global VIE program, is sponsored by the French government through their Business France office. They liase with important French companies in order to promote the talent of EU young graduates for them to have important experiences all over the world, therefore as per Business France requirements, this specific VIE profile is dedicated for EU citizens only.

However at Pernod Ricard, we welcome the young talent and we are usually looking for them in many different countries all over the world. I encourage you to visit regularly our career site: career.pernod-ricard.com 

Have a great day!


Noemi C.

Hi Norma, is it possible to participate in a VIE with a bachelor's degree ( 4 years) or is it imperative to hold a master's degree? Thank you!

Global Talent Manager, Pernod Ricard Headquarters, Pernod Ricard

Hi Noemi,
The International Graduates Program at Pernod Ricard is a competitive program with even higher expectations for the graduates, and the profile requires to have more than 5 years of study at higher education level (Master degree), speak fluently English, with an international working experience and the interest to continue an international career.

Holly H.

Hello, when does the application process open for the Global VIE programme? I am interested in this programme however unsure whether I meet the requirements. I gave four years higher education however have not completed a Masters. I do however have 13 months experience within the spirits industry. Many thanks, Holly

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