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Apprentice Distiller – Old Pulteney Distillery

An opportunity for a two year apprenticeship with Inver house Distillers has become available within old Pulteney Distillery in Wick. There is a possibility, the apprenticeship could be extended for a third year.

In year one, you will gain a General Certificate in Distilling, IOSH and TNA and in year 2, you will complete an SVQ in Spirits Operations Level 3 – SCQF 6.

The salary for this apprenticeship will be in the region of £18-19k.

Those interested can email their CVs to

Purpose of role

To learn, understand and execute the tasks involved to process malted barley, yeast and water into new make spirit of a consistent quality.  Assist in warehousing and all other distillery operations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Intake raw materials
  • Process raw materials into alcohol
  • Monitor and record process information
  • Maintain a good standard of site housekeeping
  • Assist with warehousing operations
  • To stow and de-stow casks safely and efficiently
  • To select and move casks
  • Assist with tanker loading operations and take and record spirit accounts
  • Adhering to HMRC, health & Safety, food safety, animal feed safety and environmental compliance.
  • Any other distillery operations as required

Working Conditions

  • The working hours will be 38 hours per week.
  • Formal modern apprentice training will be provided by external trainer.
  • Distilleries Apprentice will be required to undertake further external training and gain certificate in distilling.
  • Practical training will be provided on site.
  • Required to work additional hours as necessitated by the needs of the business.
  • Involves working in external conditions with exposure to extremes of weather

Personal Profile

  • PC Literate.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Full Driving Licence