Republic National Distributing Company and Jackson Family Wines are committed to growing and supporting talent from groups currently underrepresented in the wine and spirits industry through our Accelerate Program. This is a sales leadership development program for Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Indigenous/Native American/Alaska Native students. This program aims to support and develop students from these groups as they prepare to become leaders in the wine and spirits industry.

Program Overview

The program includes comprehensive sales training and immersive wine education through a structured path with the right portfolio of on-the-job, social, and formal experiences. Participants will receive structured onboarding, progressive training, defined transition plans, performance reviews, and mentorship.

Characteristics of an Accelerate Candidate

  • Current senior (last year) student at US University, who is at least 21 years old by May 2023
  • Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Indigenous/Native American/Alaska Native
  • Passionate problem solver
  • Strong leadership skills and confidence
  • Excellent communication skills

Some of our cohorts share their thoughts below:

Being a part of the Accelerate Program is the best first step in my career that I could have imagined. I am so grateful to have such supportive mentors that truly want to see me succeed in this industry.” – Amanda Pattee, RNDC Austin On-Premise Sales Rep

The Accelerate Program is one of the greatest opportunities RNDC and JFW have to offer. It not only has allowed me to develop as an impactful Sale Rep, but also is continuously preparing me to be a future leader in the wine industry.” – Devonte’ Aaron, RNDC Indy Retail Sales Rep

My experience in the RNDC and JFW Accelerate Program has been very exciting. Everyone that I’ve met on my journey has been open to helping me grow and succeed. Working around wine and learning so much every day is what makes this job so fun!” – Clinton Anonyei, RNDC DFW Retail Sales Rep

Application Details

Applications for this program have ended at this time. Please check back with us.  

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This program is open to all individuals with a demonstrated commitment to diversity.