How to become a brewery worker
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- applying directly
Apprenticeships relevant to this role include:
- Level 2 Food and drink process operator
- Level 3 Food and drink advanced process operator
- Level 4 Brewer
There are no set entry requirements but it may help you to get in if you have:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You may be able to start as a production assistant or warehouse worker and take training on the job through your employer. Training could include qualifications offered by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.
You could apply directly to work in a brewery. You may find it useful to have GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in maths and English. Experience in brewing, distilling or food and drinks processing could give you an advantage.
It will help if you have enthusiasm for and knowledge of brewing and beers.
You can find out more about working in the brewing and drinks industry from the British Beer and Pub Association.