• Internship
  • Glasgow


Internship – Research Science (Liquid Quality)

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

We are creating internship opportunities for members of the Black community across UK.

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

The Liquid Quality research team accelerate Edrington's research strategy, supporting all areas of whisky production. The use of reference materials is an important tool for demonstrating the validity of test and calibration methods and a potential means of establishing the traceability of measurements produced using said methods. Reference materials play an important role in underpinning the accuracy and validity of measurements made within our working environment so when selecting a reference material, we need to have confidence in the materials stability and long-term performance. The purpose of the internship is to provide a QC reference that is fit for purpose for our internal methods.


  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Planning/Coordinating
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to Detail

What we’re looking for

This opportunity is well-suited to a student with a keen interest in science, research methodology, quality and/ or innovation.

This is a busy role requiring good organisation and planning skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will be eager to learn and have a collaborative approach with the ability to manage both internal and external stakeholders.

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: Assistant Laboratory Manager

Hours per week:  37.5 hours

Duration: 12 weeks

Commencing: 3rd June 2024

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.

Office Location: 2500 Great Western Road, Glasgow G15 6RW

SALARY: £472.50 per week

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 “BPS017 – Name” so if your name is John Mensah, kindly type “BPS017 – John Mensah


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