• Internship
  • Glasgow


Internship – Human Resources Intern

This opportunity is powered by the #BlackInterns Program which is a Black Professionals United Kingdom initiative.

We are creating internship opportunities for members of the Black community across the United Kingdom

About Edrington

Edrington’s vision is to give more by crafting exceptional ultra-premium spirit brands. The Macallan is our central focus, supported by Highland Park and The Glenrothes in the fast-growing single malt category and Naked Malt in the blended malt category. Our portfolio is completed with Brugal premium rum from the Dominican Republic, The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky, and Wyoming Whiskey in the American Whiskey category. Edrington also has a strategic partnership with No.3 London Dry Gin.

Edrington is headquartered in Scotland and employs over 3,000 people in its wholly owned and joint venture companies, with over half employed outside the UK. We own our route to market in 16 countries and distribute our brands to more than 100 countries around the world through joint ventures and third-party agreements.

Edrington’s principal shareholder is The Robertson Trust, which has donated £322 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. Our business is underpinned by the Edrington values of giving, respect, integrity, and excellence.

Purpose of role

This internship will provide a fantastic opportunity to gain practical experience and insights into a career in HR, and what goes into creating the culture we’re so proud of, by supporting our HR team to provide an excellent colleague experience to all areas of the business whilst delivering key HR projects and initiatives aligned to our People Strategy.


Performing a wide range of administrative tasks and activities associated with the full employee lifecycle including:

  • updating colleague records, ensuring data accuracy within our HR Information Systems
  • processing payroll and administrating benefits
  • drafting letters and meeting minutes associated with our annual HR activities, HR policies and employee relations issues.
  • maintaining our Learning Management System ‘Edrington Academy’
  • responding to straightforward colleague and line manager enquires
  • analysing reports and data to provide meaningful insight to the team

 What we’re looking for

This opportunity is well-suited to a student with a keen interest in People, HR, and/or Business Strategy.

This is a busy role with a lot of variety and a high level of stakeholder engagement, presenting the chance to gain exposure to all business units and functions across Edrington, primarily in the UK but also globally. A strong level of planning and prioritisation of workload as well as initiative in dealing with enquiries from customers at all levels is needed.

We expect that you are able to demonstrate the Edrington standards in your role:


Leads by example, creates vision, clarity, and focus brings out the best in others, demonstrates enthusiasm what they do recognises others and celebrates success


Embraces change, demonstrates flexibility, challenges positively, continually seeks improvement seeks out and values diversity of thought


Communicates regularly and openly, makes connections beyond their own team, demonstrates inclusive behaviours, is culturally aware


Listens to others, gives and receives feedback, adapts communication style, demonstrates humility,  respect and empathy


Focuses on key tasks and priorities, takes ownership for actions and decisions, resolves problems, demonstrates resilience

Benefits of working with us

At Edrington, you will experience an incredible culture based on respect and giving more. We are exceptionally passionate about our brands and genuinely care about our people, continually investing in their development and wellbeing. Join Edrington and make a world of difference.

Reporting to:                          HR Manager

Office Location:                     Glasgow (Queen Street Office, with occasional travel to Great Western Road site)

Hours per week:                     37.5 hours

Duration:                                  10-12 weeks

Commencing:                             June 2024 (date TBC)

Remote/Office/Hybrid:         Hybrid – all colleagues are required to spend a minimum of 50% of their time (over the course of each month) in the office.

Salary:                                              £12.60 per hour

Annual Leave:                          37 days holidays (pro-rata for part-time/ temporary staff)

How do I apply?

  1. If you are not already a BPU member, register for free with Black Professionals United Kingdom by following this link https://blackprofessionals.uk/register/
  2. Send a CV (2 pages max) and cover letter (250 words max) to workplacements@blackprofessionals.uk.
  3. In the subject field of your application email, simply type “BPS016 – Name” so if your name is John Mensah, kindly type “BPS016 – John Mensah


To apply for this job email your details to workplacements@blackprofessionals.uk