Brewing Apprentices (2 years)
When Hugh Tennent started brewing a German-style pilsner at the Wellpark Brewery in 1887, it was the first time lager was introduced to the UK. The public loved it. Over 100 years later, and Tennent’s is still Scotland’s favourite pint.
Today Wellpark brews, packages and ships millions of cans, kegs and bottles of beer every week, including Tennent’s, Caledonia Best and a wide range of other brands. It’s a 24/7 operation, and our Brewing team are the masters of producing consistently great beer on an industrial scale. We’re looking for two apprentices who are interested in becoming brewing specialists.
So what’s involved?
You can expect to get involved in:
- Learning about the end-to-end Brewing process
- Understanding how to control and safely operate the equipment required for brewing, fermentation, filtration, etc.
- Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and sanitation to ensure plant and process hygiene
- Maintaining accurate records during beer production
- Monitoring and maintenance of yeast hygiene, vitality and viability
- Planning to ensure production schedules are met, with adjustments made in a timely way where necessary
- Monitoring quality control and consistency of ingredients, raw materials and product within the process and at final package and to demonstrate compliance with specification and regulations.
Most of your learning will happen on the job, but you’ll also be working towards a qualification. After 2 years, we hope that you’ll then move into a permanent Brewing Operator role, and continue to develop and grow your career with us.
What you’ll need:
- A good academic background – You probably enjoyed maths, science and technical subjects at school.
- Good written and spoken English.
- A genuine interest in developing a career in brewing.
- Some experience in life, school or employment that demonstrates your ability to live our four ‘T’ values – Tenacious (determination to make things happen), Trusted (people know they can rely on you to get things done), Tempted (curiosity and confidence to try new ways of working), True (respect and care for your team-mates).
- The brewery operates on a shift pattern, so you’ll need flexibility to work on early, back and night shifts, on any day of the week.
- Due to the nature of the work in Brewing, you will need to be at least 18 years old by your start date.
What you’ll get:
While you’re training, you’ll receive £9.50 per hour, working c.39 hours a week, as well as a fully funded qualification. We’ll provide you with a staff pension, and a generous holiday allowance, and the chance to earn an annual bonus. You’ll also get a range of other benefits, including a product allowance that includes your choice of soft drinks, water, beer, cider and wine.
Send us a CV that demonstrates your interest in Brewing and any relevant work or educational experience.
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