How I work: ‘I’m a firm believer in recruiting for attitude over experience’

You can teach people almost anything, says Sinéad D’Arcy, head of Jameson’s graduate programme – but when it comes to the right attitude, they either have it or they don’t

29th November, 2020
How I work: ‘I’m a firm believer in recruiting for attitude over experience’
Sinéad D’Arcy, head of Jameson’s graduate programme: ‘It’s just as important for you to understand your boss as it is for them to understand you’ Pic: Chris Bellew

Sinéad D’Arcy is the head of the Jameson International Graduate Programme at Irish Distillers. Originally from Collooney in Co Sligo, the 42-year-old began her career as a teacher, before moving into recruitment followed by graduate management. Each year Jameson recruits 15 to 30 graduates for 13-month contracts in 35 markets. Dubbed “brand ambassadors,” they work across marketing, sales, event management and content creation. Irish Distillers sells spirits and wines and employs 600 people in Dublin,...

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