Technical Operator Apprenticeship HEINEKEN UK LIMITED

Excellent opportunity to join Heineken at their brewery operations in Tadcaster as a Brewer Apprentice within our Brewing teams. As the UK's leading pub, cider, and beer business, with over 2,2400 employees, Heineken offer fantastic opportunities for people with talent and drive.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £17,500 first year salary & award-winning double matched pension plus a fantastic benefits package including all accommodation and food paid for when you're studying.

  • Working week

    A blend of day and shift work throughout the apprenticeship. Starting on days but then moving to shift to maximise learning - and back to days to prepare for End Point Assessment. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Working on a manufacturing site – our Traditional yet innovative Tadcaster brewery is the Go-To Brewery for HEINEKEN UK.

You’ll work towards a Level 4 Brewer Apprenticeship over a 21-month period. Your time will be split between study blocks at college and on-site working alongside our Brewing colleagues, learning, and performing the role of a Technical Operator.  

The focus of the apprenticeship is to

  • Develop your knowledge and skills
  • Learn about the safety, quality and processes that make up our brewing environment
  • Learn about Continuous Improvement approaches

The training you will be getting

Level 4 Brewer Apprenticeship 
6 x 1 week block release at Lincoln University over 21 months 
On the job training as a Technical Operator in Brewing 
International Brewing and Distilling General Certificate in Brewing 
Maths and Functional Skills Level 2 (if not previously achieved) 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Technical Operator, and then progress through to Technical Brewer, and then Shift Manager, alternatively you could progress into Quality Assurance/Laboratory Analysis.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 6) Essential

About the employer

We’re proud to be the UK’s leading pub, cider, and beer business. With over 2,200 colleagues employed across the UK, we offer fantastic opportunities for people with talent and drive. From brewing to sales and marketing, from logistics to finance, IT and HR - there’s much more to our business than you might imagine.




The Brewery


LS24 9SA

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard


Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Dec 2023