Budweiser searching for sparkling talent among UK apprentices
Fresh from the launch of Budweiser Zero in the UK, Budweiser is looking for the next new big thing, only this time it’s focusing on recruitment rather than reformulation.
The brewing giant is looking for apprentices for its Drinks Dispense unit, which is made up of 135 staff and 98 technicians. The main element of the role involves learning how to install and maintain draft beer equipment for the company – but the role could take them up and down the country, and involve working in a range of different environments.
For instance, the Budweiser installation could take place in any one of the 39,000 licensed venues in the shape of pubs and clubs, or involve working at Wimbledon, Wembley, or the O2 in London.
“The role can get you to see national events and facilities in a light that the general public won’t get to see, it’s a fascinating area to be in,” says Peter Amor, Divisional Manager at Budweiser Brewing Group.
The apprenticeships in Budweiser’s Drinks Dispense programme take 18 months to complete, and include a mix of college studies and ‘on-the-job’ mentoring to help successful applicants be as prepared as possible to take the first steps in their career.
They also take place at Budweiser’s site in Wolverhampton, with the majority of college study offered at the City of Wolverhampton College nearby.
Several brewery apprenticeships are also offered by the company at the Magor Brewery in South Wales.
These apprenticeships are four years long, with the first year being spent at college to help apprentices get an understanding of whether they are more comfortable building electrical or mechanical skills.
After this, they then spend the remaining years working at the brewery, switching between different departments to get a sense of which area they prefer. At the end of the apprenticeship they can apply to go into a full time role, or to go into further education via another apprenticeship or study a degree at university.