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DB Breweries (HEINEKEN)

  • #8 in Retail & consumer goods
  • 100 - 500 employees

DB Breweries (HEINEKEN) Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Retail & Consumer Goods

The DB Breweries story

We're an iconic New Zealand company that's been part of the Kiwi landscape since 1929 and we were purchased by HEINEKEN in 2013.  We produce and sell a wide range of high-quality beers, ciders and RTDs, including premium global brands such as Heineken and Tiger, local favourites Tui and DB Export, leading craft brands including Monteith’s and Tuatara, and newcomers Odd Company and Good & Great RTDs.

Part of the global Heineken whanau

When you join DB, you become part of HEINEKEN where everyone is encouraged to be themselves, contribute their ideas, learn and grow as part of one of the largest beer and cider brewing companies in the world spanning 70 countries.  We’re an equal employment opportunity workplace because we believe diverse views make great brews.

While our shareholding is global in nature, we remain very much a New Zealand company with strong ties to our local community.  All of our breweries and cidery have long histories in New Zealand and are embedded with a strong sense of Kiwi pride.

Being part of the Heineken family means we can tap into the collective knowledge, experience and success of 70 operating companies (OpCos) worldwide.  From new product development and technological innovation to world-class people initiatives and investment in sustainability practices, DB Breweries is able to learn from, adapt and implement programmes that positively impact our people and communities.  It also gives DB employees the chance to travel and progress their careers across the globe; we actively encourage and support our people to take the opportunity to do this.

Our purpose and values

All Heineken businesses share a core purpose to “brew the joy of true togetherness to inspire a better world” and a big part of that means brewing better people with the heart of our company in our four values:

  • Passion for consumers and customers
  • Care for people and the planet
  • Enjoyment of life
  • Courage to dream and pioneer

Recruitment Process

We accept all applications for jobs via our Careers page.

Our selection process usually takes 2-3 weeks depending on the number of people we need to interview, and includes:

  • An initial telephone chat to confirm some basic details with you.
  • A face-to-face or video interview with the hiring manager.
  • Sometimes, a second interview with other members of the team.
  • Background checks including references, criminal convictions, and a pre-employment health assessment.
  • If you're the successful applicant, a formal offer and employment contract.

If you've been unsuccessful at any stage in our selection process, one of our team will contact you to let you know.  We make a point of contacting every applicant who's been unsuccessful either by telephone or email.  Our emails sometimes end up in your spam folder, so please check there too!

Remuneration & Career Growth

Skills development and career advancement

We pride ourselves on giving our people lots of opportunities to contribute their ideas, get involved in projects and continuous improvement initiatives and advance their careers.  We have a strong culture of advancement from within and many of our leaders started out in entry level roles with DB or HEINEKEN and now manage significant parts of our business.

Being a global organisation, we also have opportunities for employees to take short-term or permanent roles in other operating companies around the world; again, it reflects our strong culture of developing skilled people.

Fair pay and wellbeing

The physical, mental and financial wellbeing of our team is really important to us and, for our permanent employees, we demonstrate this in lots of ways:

  • Annual bonus and pay review, and the living wage or higher for entry-level roles.
  • Free health, life and income protection insurances.
  • Work from home up to two days per week if your job can be performed remotely.
  • Free monthly allowance of beer, RTDs, cider or zero alcohol beverages.
  • ‘Enjoyment of Life' leave (an extra day each year to do something you enjoy).
  • Personal Development and Personal Wellbeing Plans for all employees.
  • We'll top-up parental leave to your full-time salary for 6 months and extend insurance benefits and work phone access while you're away from work.  Partners also receive 10 days paid leave to support their at-home partner.
  • We’re a ‘Gender Tick’ and ‘Domestic Violence Free’ accredited employer.
  • Lots of other free benefits including learning and development courses, counselling support, wills, feminine hygiene products, and much more.

DB also plays an active part in New Zealand’s fair pay efforts by openly reporting on and addressing gender pay gaps while contributing to and supporting the great work being done with the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry. 

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Auckland
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
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Engineering & Mathematics
F
Food, Hospitality & Personal Services
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IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
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Sciences
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Trades & Services

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Henry Syme

Henry Syme studied Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Marketing) at the University of Otago and is now a Supply Chain Graduate at DB Breweries.
  • Day in the life

Henry Syme

Henry Syme studied Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Marketing) at the University of Otago and is now a Supply Chain Graduate at DB Breweries.
  • Day in the life

Henry Syme

Henry Syme studied Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Marketing) at the University of Otago and is now a Supply Chain Graduate at DB Breweries.
  • Day in the life

Henry Syme

Henry Syme studied Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Marketing) at the University of Otago and is now a Supply Chain Graduate at DB Breweries.

Videos


Beau's first 4 months in the HEINEKEN Graduate Programme

Beau joined DB's Supply Chain team as a graduate in January 2023 and talks about his experience so far.

Stephen's first four months in the HEINEKEN Graduate Programme

Stephen joined DB's Supply Chain team as a graduate in January 2023 and talks about his experience so far.

Beau's first 4 months in the HEINEKEN Graduate Programme

Beau joined DB's Supply Chain team as a graduate in January 2023 and talks about his experience so far.

Stephen's first four months in the HEINEKEN Graduate Programme

Stephen joined DB's Supply Chain team as a graduate in January 2023 and talks about his experience so far.