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Distillery Operations Assistant

Welsh Government
In The Welsh Wind Gogerddan Arms Tanygroes Cardigan SA431PZ
National minimum wage
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


Assisting the Lead Distiller to carry out distillations, including measuring times and temperatures, weighing out and preparing botanicals
Assisting with cutting back
Assisting with record keeping, stock control data entry and report generation
Cleaning stills and distillery equipment and general stores areas
Supporting the distillery team in recipe development
Bottling, labelling and packing spirits

Additional information

Some heavy lifting is required in this role.

As the role will involve tasting of spirits, you must be at least 18 years old to apply for this role.



We are looking for a motivated, flexible and punctual individual with a sense of humour to join our small but ambitious distillery team. You will be keen to develop your skills and be actively interested in pursuing a career in the premium drinks industry. You will enjoy listening and learning and won't be afraid to ask questions. You will be happy to work under supervision of and with direction from our lead distiller, and other members of the distillery management team, but also be able to work on your own, and be happy to take on responsibility when required. You will have some experience of using IT and basic word processing.


GCSE pass in Maths and English


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Cambrian Training Company Ltd

Level 2

About the employer

In The Welsh Wind
Gogerddan Arms


Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

TBC - Likely to involve an interview (online or in person) plus trial day in the distillery


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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