Liberty Wines Apprentice 2022-2024

The Liberty Wines Apprentice 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.

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 a exciting project which brings the apprenticeship to a close in the final year.

Competencies

  • 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

Applications for the 2022-24 Liberty Wines Apprentice are open now. They should be emailed to apprentice@libertywines.co.uk and be accompanied by a 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 3rd June 2022. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a first interview in June.