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Settle Brewery seeks a Brewing Apprentice that is diligent, resourceful and has a passion for beer. They will learn all aspects of working in the brewery, with time in the brewery and some tutorials at Nottingham University.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,503.60 to £14,820.00

    Negotiable pay increases would be based on performance and extra responsibilities undertaken.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30am-6:00pm. Monday and Thursday would be more flexible hours based on company needs, but would not be outside 7:30am and 6:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting on brew-days, gradually taking more responsibilty for the production of beers
  • Preparation of the raw materials
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the brewery
  • Data entry onto the brewery management system
  • Monitoring beer and quality control
  • Assisting with the sales side of the business

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Brewing Apprenticeship Level 4, maths & English Functional Skills Level 2. 

By the end of the apprenticeship, we would expect you to have a good working knowledge of the brewing process, from raw materials to finished product and be able to perform many of the basic brewery management functions independently and with confidence. You will have a strong knowledge of different beer styles and characteristics and how these are produced.

Should you show a particular aptitude for brewing, we would encourage you to work towards and earn the General Certificate in Brewing during your apprenticeship with us. This is a key building block in a successful career as a brewer.

Successful completion of the apprenticeship will put the candidates in a strong position to apply for further brewery positions.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship will put the candidates in a strong position to apply for further brewery positions or related jobs, for example in laboratory analysis, packaging or hospitality.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Heavy lifting will always be part of a brewing job, but you will get used to it!

About the employer

Settle Brewing Company is a 10BBL microbrewery, brewing cask beers for distribution in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and further afield in the UK through wholesalers. Established in 2013, we are passionate about beer and our traditional Yorkshire beers. We produce a core range of 7 excellent beers and have a brochure of 6 specials throughout the year. We are a small team, and work collaboratively to ensure that our aims are achieved.







BD24 9RP



01729 824936

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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