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Apprentice Brewer

Welsh Government
Mantle Brewery Mantle Brewery Ltd Unit 16 Pentood industrial estate Cardigan SA43 3AG
Depending on the age of applicant
Closing date
4 Feb 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


Assistance to brewing processes
Preparation of orders
Measuring and preparation of ingredients for brewing
General cleaning of casks, brewing vessels, etc
Recording stocks
Serving customers

Additional information

The ability to follow processes accurately and with confidence is going to be essential.
Other attributes that will be of benefit are:
- a good mathematical/logical and technical aptitude
- the ability to maintain records accurately without mistakes
- good fitness & stamina
- good communication skills



The successful applicant will be hard working, very reliable, flexible, trustworthy, enthusiastic and highly self-motivated.
It will be important to be able to get along with others and work as part of the team.
An enthusiasm for real ale and/or craft beer is an advantage.
The role is biased towards those with good technical and hands-on abilities, with a good mathematical foundation, as it is hoped that the successful applicant will have the ability to progress into other, more technical roles in the future.
Attention to detail is very important for all aspects of the job.


Preferred grades:
GCSE Math Grade C or above
GCSE English Grade C or above
Plus, a Technical GCSE


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

foundation apprenticeship level 2 in brewing industry skills

About the employer

Mantle Brewery Mantle Brewery Ltd
Unit 16 Pentood industrial estate
SA43 3AG

Disability confident

No, we are not 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

The candidates will be contacted to arrange a suitable time and day for both parties


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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