THE CARLING PARTNERSHIP

 

Right by you

Recruitment for the drinks industry.

We do right by the people we work with. Your interests come first. For us, mutual success is the only success

 

CARLING

For over two decades the Carling Partnership has been the leading name in recruitment specialising in the drinks sector. We offer unrivalled access to the industry, deep understanding of the sector’s demands, and a thorough and personal approach. The result? Placements that are right for the job, right for the culture and right for the person.

SECTORS

Brewing and beer

Cider

Distilling

Sales and Marketing

Soft Drink

Wine

Suppliers

WHY USE US

The roles we fill

If the drinks industry needs it, we cover it. We’re specialists in top-level management and technical positions, but we find high-quality people for roles at all levels. Every leader begins somewhere.

 

 

Master distillers, master brewers, cider makers, brewers and distillers
Sales and marketing
Project and account managers
All technical roles
Microbiologists, chemists, engineers
Buyers
Packaging
Quality and process control
Specialised management – all types
And much more…

 

WHY USE US

Latest Vacancies

We’re trusted by the biggest names in the drinks industry because of our discretion and confidentiality, vital for sensitive senior posts.

Brewing and Beer

Lead Brewer

North West, UK - Ref: 1531

Our client is a craft brewery on the rise located in a prime spot in one of the most vibrant UK locations. They are now looking for a technically strong, passionate and enthusiastic Lead Brewer to take the brewery to the next level of its production capacity.
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Distilling

Head Distiller

Scotland, UK - Ref: 1532

Nestled in one of the most picturesque parts of Scotland, our client produces truly hand-crafted spirits from distillation through to bottling with passion, skill and pride. They are now looking to recruit a Head Distiller who will ensure excellence and quality throughout from distilling to overall site maintenance. He/she will be the Process Lead who will manage all aspects of Distillery Operations at the site, ensuring key targets of EHS, production, cost, quality, customer service, and people development are met. A great opportunity for an up and coming Distiller ready to make the next step to leading a small distilling team. Making their mark on all the elements of the distilling process, as well as involvement in the NPD process for new mash bills / recipes of whisky, gin, rum and other spirits.
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Distilling

Distillery Operator

Midlands, UK - Ref: 1530

Our client, a well-established craft gin and rum producer, is now looking to recruit a Distillery Operator who will report directly into the Master Distiller and carry out the hands-on distillation and production of consistently high-quality distilled gin, rum, and 0% liquids whilst ensuring all quality, food safety, environmental, and health & safety requirements are met. The ideal candidate will have a passion for quality British food and drink with a positive, can-do attitude, and thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment.
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Brewing and Beer

Senior Brewer

South East, UK - Ref: 1526

Our client is an independent craft brewery on the rise who is expanding to support its growth. The brewery is now looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Brewer to join and be able to act as a strong support for the Head Brewer. This is a great opportunity to increase experience and knowledge in the brewing industry with a friendly, fast growing and innovative craft brewer. The ideal candidate will work closely with the Head Brewer and will be provided training in brewing and general management skills. The Senior Brewer will see all aspects of the business and have a direct input into the future direction of the business, and will in particular develop extensive experience of how to move a business towards zero carbon targets. The brewery will support further qualifications so they become a key, long term member of their team.
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BETTER RANGE

Advertising your vacancies directly leaves the future of your company to chance. Don’t passively hope the right person finds you. Actively find them.

BETTER Quality

The ideal candidate for a role is rarely even looking for a job. Often, they need a tap on the shoulder. We know where they are.

BETTER MATCH

Location, family, ambition, strengths, culture… so many things influence a successful placement. Get them right first time.

Insights

Tips For Changing Career Tracks In The Brewing And Distilling Industry

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Tips For Changing Career Tracks In The Brewing And Distilling Industry

Many in the brewing and distilling industry are considering a change of track for their next career move. This might be from brewing to distilling, a move away from production, or sideways moves into related fields such as auditing or into the allied industries doing technical sales. Based on my research with the industry, and […]
Getting Your Kegs Back – Part 2

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Getting Your Kegs Back – Part 2

To combat ongoing theft, the industry has signed up to a code of practice so that kegs may only be disposed of by the brewer and scrapped by accredited bodies so new brewers can only buy secondhand from other brewers or keg suppliers. In theory there should be no illicit usage as car park markers, […]
Getting Your Kegs Back – Part 1

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Getting Your Kegs Back – Part 1

Life used to be so much easier; most pubs were owned by a single brewery, containers were delivered, sold, picked up by the local draymen and returned for washing and refilling. The Big Six of Bass, Allied, Watneys, Courage, Whitbread and S&N were emasculated by the Beer Orders and are now no more. Today getting […]

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The team

We love to see both clients and candidates thrive as a result of our work. Our different backgrounds and range of skills help make that happen.

Julie Carling

Julie Carling

Penny Zaloumis

Penny Zaloumis

Tricia Tappin

Tricia Tappin

Tanya White

Tanya White

Laurence Rougeaux

Laurence Rougeaux

ABOUT US

‘The Carling Partnership are a pleasure to work with. They have taken time to really understand our business and to really get to know their candidates. They are sound advisors, honest, direct and efficient. Not only that, they are lovely people and I highly recommend them.’

Michael Wiper

‘It’s like working with friends, friends you have known all your life, they know what we want and they always deliver. I have never had a bad recommendation.’

Peter Smith

‘Working with the team at The Carling Partnership is always a pleasure. The opportunities that The Carling Partnership offers are second to none in the brewing industry. They are always knowledgeable, professional and friendly.’

Ciaran Giblin, Brewmaster

‘I have been working with Julie and Bill for over 20 years. Together they have built a first class reputation for talent management in the beverage sector. I have been placed by them a number of times but more than this, Carling Partnership has worked with me on many occasions to provide great talent to the organisations I have worked for over the years. I can say for me they are the “go to” Team you can trust. In particular Julie goes the extra mile to only forward candidates to organisations whom she can fully stand over. She also meticulously gets to know her candidates before recommending them. Their reputation is indivisible.’

Julian Patton

HEAD BREWER JOB DESCRIPTION


A Head Brewer is responsible for all aspects of the beer production process and day-to-day operations of the brewery. It is a high-level role which can involve many different tasks.

 

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