Learn to make beer and secure yourself a rewarding career for life. Come and join our team at Lacons in Great Yarmouth, learn from our brewers and build your skills base with highly reputable and internationally recognised training from HIT training. Full time employment offered with competitive rates of pay, working amongst an enthusiastic team.
Closing date: 28 Feb 2024
This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
31 Mar 2024
04 Jan 2024
Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)
What you will do in your working day
You will learn the ins and outs of the operations of a family-owned craft brewery, helping in all areas of beer production. You will need to be physically able to cope with the manual labour as some tasks are physically demanding. The variation of tasks will increase as time goes on and the skill level of the apprentice increases.
Tasks will include, but are not limited to:
- Cask Washing
- Cask Filling and Tracking
- Forklift Driving
- Fermentation and Cellar Checks
- Raw Materials Handling
- Bottle and Can Filling
- General Site Cleaning
- Current shift pattern is 6am-2pm Monday to Friday
The training you will be getting
From design of beer recipes to brewery promotion, apprentices on this unique brewer apprenticeship will gain in-work experience and cover a broad spectrum of activities, from understanding ingredient provenance and the importance of stock control to safe operation of brewing equipment.
The innovative curriculum explores new techniques in brewing and efficiency models which, when brought back into the brewery, impact on improved business performance and secure future growth in your business.
Training will be held in 2-day blocks at Nottingham University, there are a total of 6 blocks over the 18-month apprenticeship. Accommodation and transport will be provided for these block courses.
In house training will be provided in an ongoing basis from both the Head Brewer and the Operations Manager with time allowed within the working week for any course related material. All in house training will be conducted at our Great Yarmouth brewery or very occasionally at other local sites or venues where it is beneficial to the apprentice to gain experience outside of the brewery site.
To complete the apprenticeship the apprentice must pass level 2 English and maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate) before undertaking their end point assessment.
Upon completion of this apprenticeship the apprentice will have gained a Level 4 Brewer Qualification.
It is expected that upon completion of training the trainee will move into a Senior Brewer role.
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
It is expected that upon completion of training the candidate will move into a Senior Brewer role provided the apprentice and employer are satisfied, can be provided by Lacons and there will be good opportunity for further development within our growing team. Given the calibre of the training there will also be opportunities in the wider community and even internationally if the candidate so chooses.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
HIT TRAINING LTD
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:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)
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
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