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Distillery Worker

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A distillery worker carries out various tasks involved in the production process of a variety of spirits, such as malting, mashing and packaging. Depending on the size of the distillery, the different stages can be automated or done by hand.

The Work

There are many different spirits that are produced in a distillery, but the processes referred to below are for whisky production.

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 2019 the National Minimum Wage is £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.21 for workers aged 25 and over. With experience and more responsibility this could rise up to around £10-£15 an hour.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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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
2019
13414
0.6 %
FALL
2024
13339
  United Kingdom
2019
149667
1.8 %
RISE
2024
152336

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

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

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.

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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