Apprentice Scheme

Please note that the Liberty Wines Apprentice is a London-based programme

The Liberty Wines Apprentice scheme is a varied and challenging two-year programme, which includes 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 scheme and some outstanding candidates.

Unique in the industry, our programme offers a detailed yet wide-ranging experience as well as funding WSET Diploma Level 4 and two vintages in the northern and southern hemisphere.

We are looking for someone with some knowledge and experience of the wine trade, who has passed WSET Level 2 and preferably also Level 3 (or in the process of studying). The ideal candidate would demonstrate the potential to become a first-class sales person.

Applications for the 2023-25 Liberty Wines Apprentice will be open in May 2023 (please check back here for details).

Read on for more about the programme.


The Programme

The programme runs for two years, during which time the candidate will study for WSET Diploma by block release, sponsored by Liberty Wines.

The apprenticeship includes placements within customer services and brand management, 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 the southern hemisphere during the second year, followed by an exciting project which brings the apprenticeship to a close.


  • Motivated 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