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Brewery Worker

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A brewery worker is involved in part of, or all of the beer making process. This includes getting the equipment and ingredients ready, as well as working in the bottling and labelling of the finished product.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

With experience, rates can rise to around £11.50 an hour. Shift allowances and overtime pay may be available.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
14651
1 %
RISE
2029
14803
  United Kingdom
2024
175315
3.4 %
RISE
2029
181252

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

There are now around 115 breweries located throughout Scotland, including large producers and microbreweries, making specialist and craft beers.

Video

Credit to Brew Dog

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Brewing and Distilling
Tel: 020 7499 8144
Website: http://www.ibd.org.uk
Twitter: @IBDHQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBDHQ

Scotland Food and Drink
Tel: 0131 335 0940
Website: http://www.foodanddrink.scot
Twitter: @scotfooddrink
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scotfooddrink

The Scotland Food and Drink website is managed by Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

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