How to become a microbrewer
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- specialist training courses
- setting up your own business
You could start by doing a Brewer Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship to learn the skills and knowledge needed in this career.
This apprenticeship takes around one and a half years to complete.
After finishing the apprenticeship, you would need to build up your experience of working in the industry before moving into microbrewing.
There are no set entry requirements but it may help you to get in if you have:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
You could take professional qualifications like those offered by the Institute of Brewing & Distilling. You can also train with private training companies who offer specialist courses in brewing.