How to become a bottler
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
- specialist training offered by a professional body
You can get into this job through an intermediate apprenticeship as a food and drink process operator, or as a lean manufacturing operative.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
There are no set entry requirements if you want to apply directly for jobs, but some employers may ask for GCSEs in English and maths. Any previous practical experience you have in manufacturing will be useful.
You could do the General Certificate in Packaging offered by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. You'll normally need to be working in a bottling plant or small brewery to do this.