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Technical Distiller

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Technical Distillers are in charge of the entire distillation process of a variety of spirits. In small sites this involves more hands on work, whilst in large sites many functions are automated.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

The starting salaries for technical distillers are in the range £18,000 to £24,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £35,000 a year. A master distiller can earn up to around £60,000 a year, sometimes more.

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Getting In

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
7879
1.4 %
RISE
2023
7986
  United Kingdom
2018
79119
2.2 %
RISE
2023
80825

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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

National Skills Academy for Food and Drink
Tel: 0845 644 0558
E-mail: info@nsafd.co.uk
Website: http://nsafd.co.uk
Twitter: @NSAFD

On 1st June 2015, Improve Ltd and NSAFD merged to become one company. The single entity is now known as The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink and is the Sector Skills Council for the food and drink manufacturing and processing industries.

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