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. 132 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 beer brands. It’s a 24/7 operation, and our Packaging teams are responsible for running the equipment on our high speed packaging lines so that all our freshly brewed beer is packaged correctly, hygienically and safely. They’re looking for an apprentice who is interested in becoming a Packaging Operator.
So what’s involved?
You can expect to get involved in:
- Learning about the end-to-end Packaging process on our canning, kegging and bottling lines.
- Understanding how to control and safely operate the equipment required for packaging, etc.
- Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and sanitation to ensure plant and process hygiene
- Maintaining accurate records of issues identifying opportunities to improve performance
- Monitoring and maintenance of packaging equipment
- Monitoring quality control to ensure the final products meet the high standards of our customers and consumers.
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 Packaging Operator role, and continue to develop and grow your career with us.
What you’ll need:
- A good academic background – You probably enjoyed quite technical subjects at school.
- Good written and spoken English.
- A genuine interest in developing a career in manufacturing.
- 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 our Packaging teams, you will need to be at least 18 years old by your start date.
These training places are for brand new entrants to the world of Packaging and Manufacturing.
What you’ll get:
While you’re training, you’ll receive £9.00 per hour, working c.39 hours a week (c.£18,252 per year), as well as a fully funded qualification. You’ll also get a range of other benefits, including a generous holiday entitlement and a product allowance that includes your choice of soft drinks, water, beer, cider and wine.
Send us a CV that demonstrates your interest in manufacturing and any relevant educational experience. We’re aiming to hold an assessment day in April, and hope to have our new apprentices start work in early July.