The Liberty Wines Apprentice is a varied and challenging two-year programme, which includes two vintages and experience of all aspects of life in one of the UK’s leading wine distributors. Since its launch in 2007, we have seen a phenomenal response to the Liberty Wines Apprenticeship scheme and some outstanding candidates.
We are looking for someone with some knowledge and experience of the wine trade, who has passed WSET Level 2 with Distinction and possibly also Level 3.
The ideal candidate would demonstrate the potential to become a first-class sales person.
Applications for the 2018-20 Liberty Wines Apprentice open on 1st May. They should be emailed to [email protected] and be accompanied by a photo, full CV history including education, plus a statement: “Why I should be the next Liberty Apprentice” in maximum of 200 words.
Closing date for applications is Friday 1st June - short-listed candidates will be invited for a first interview in early July and the successful candidate will start in September 2018.
The programme runs for two years from September 2018 during which time the candidate will study for WSET Diploma by block release, funded by Liberty Wines.
It includes placements within customer services and customer business support, events, communications and sales as well as credit control, shipping and distribution. During the first year, there is a month in Europe helping with the vintage plus two months’ vintage in Australia or New Zealand during the second year.
There is a four-month special project which brings the apprenticeship to a close.
- Bright and enthusiastic, with a passion for wine
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Quick learner and good team player
- An aptitude for hard work
- IT literate
- Minimum of WSET Level 2, preferably Level 3
- Languages desirable but not essential
- Permit to work in the UK for a minimum of 5 years
Read on for more about the experiences of our previous and current apprentices:
Sebastian: "I have picked a myriad of different grape varieties"
Cecilia: "I have learned so much and also discovered new muscles"
Anoushica: "Seeing the huge range of wines was spectacular"
Daryl: "A fantastic career change"
Jo: "Always know where your spanner is"
Millie: "A partnership between the old world and the new"
Tom: "Elbow-deep in buckets of yeast"
Adam: "Always wear black"
Nicola: "Never a dull moment"