Liberty Wines Apprentice

** 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.

We are delighted to open recruitment for our 15th Apprentice from 15th September. Unique in the industry, our programme offers a detailed yet wide-ranging experience as well as funding for the WSET Level 4 Diploma 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 with Distinction and is preferably also studying for or has attained Level 3.  The ideal candidate would demonstrate the potential to become a first-class sales person.

Applications for the 2020-22 Liberty Wines Apprentice open on 15th September 2020. 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 is Friday 9th October 2020.  Short-listed candidates will be invited for a first interview in October.

Read on for more about the programme and the experiences of our previous and current Apprentices.

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Programme Details

The Programme

The programme runs for two years during which time the candidate will study for WSET Level 4 Diploma, funded by Liberty Wines.  

It includes placements within customer services marketing support, events, brand management and sales, as well as credit control, supply planning and distribution. During the first year, there is a month in Europe helping with the vintage followed by two months’ vintage in the southern hemisphere during the second year. 

There is a four-month special project, which brings the Apprenticeship to a close.  


Competencies

•    Bright and enthusiastic, with a passion for wine
•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    Quick learner, adaptable 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

Apprentice Stories

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