Liberty Wines Apprentice

** Please check back for details on the recruitment of this year's Liberty Wines Apprentice **

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 Level 4 Diploma and two vintages in the northern and southern hemisphere.

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 from September 2019, during which time the candidate will study for WSET Level 4 Diploma by block release, funded by Liberty Wines.  

It includes placements within customer services and customer business support, events, communications 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 plus 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.  


•    Bright 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


Apprentice Stories

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