Dream job alert:
Are you mad about beer and looking to unbottle your hidden potential?
We are seeking two brewer apprentices to join the team at our state-of-the-art Hare Brewery in Warmley.
The positions represent an exciting opportunity for beer-lovers to learn a highly sought-after craft from industry experts.
The successful applicants will get hands-on in the brewery and enrol on a two-year, Level 4 qualification with academic-based training sessions held at Nottingham University. They will learn and develop the skills required to become an established and qualified brewer, covering all aspects of the brewing and packaging process.
Brewing is a varied job that involves much more than crafting the perfect beer. The apprentices will discover the ins and outs of everything from grain to glass; sourcing raw materials, recipe design, as well as brewing, fermenting and packaging beers coupled with all the necessary quality control in the brewery to the point of dispense across the bar.
We first launched the apprenticeship course at Bath Ales in 2019 – the first of its kind in the UK. The qualification is equivalent to the first year of a bachelor’s degree. Rob Alder currently works in the brewing team and is due to graduate next month. He said: “The support I received on the course was absolutely brilliant. In my brewery, there are packaging staff, brewing staff, and people who specialise in different roles. My apprenticeship has seen me touch on all of these specialisms, really rounding my knowledge and giving me a broad understanding of how the brewery runs so I can work in the laboratory one week, packaging the next or the brewhouse.”
George Young, Brewing Director at Bath Ales and St Austell Brewery, said: “It’s important that we offer high-quality training opportunities and look to nurture the next generation of talent within the beer industry.
“The apprenticeships provide an opportunity to become a competent and established brewer in a world-class, multi-award-winning production team. We’re delighted to be able to offer this career pathway at Bath Ales.”
Bath Ales is an independent brewery, founded in 1995 and part of the St Austell Family Group. Hare Brewery has the capacity to produce more than 55,000 brewers’ barrels of beer – over 14.5 million pints – each year. Bath Ales’ core range of beers includes the award-winning flagship brand, Gem amber ale, alongside Lansdown West Coast IPA, Prophecy pale ale, and Wild Hare pale ale.
For further details and to apply, click here.