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

In line with the Government imposed constraints, arising from  COVID-19, members of the Carling team are all now working remotely.  However, we are all in daily contact and open for business as usual.   Please continue to contact us via the telephone, email or webchat. Keep safe everyone!


For nearly 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.


Brewing and beer



Sales and Marketing

Soft Drink




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
Quality and process control
Specialised management – all types
And much more…



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

Second Brewer

Belgium - Ref: 1427

Our client, a global brewer, is looking to recruit a Second Brewer to be an integral part in the team commissioning and installing a new craft brewery in Belgium. The Second Brewer will be working in collaboration with the Head Brewer for the brewing of all their brands from sourcing of raw materials through to delivery of final product to the consumer. He/she will set up and manage any co manufacturing operations including brewing and packaging. A perfect opportunity for someone who wishes to be involved with commissioning, recipe development, working with suppliers, some ambassador work and presenting in the visitor centre. As the role is based in Belgium, fluency in Dutch/Flemish is a must.

Sales and Marketing

Business Development Manager - Brewing

The Netherlands - Ref: 1424

Our Client is an innovative global Company who supplies the beverage industry. Originally founded in 2012, the UK team was established in 2016 and they are now known as a global business. The UK team is now looking to expand to the Netherlands and are therefore looking for a Business Development Manager. The role will suit a pragmatic and tenacious individual with a passion for craft brewing who is prepared to get truly hands on in every aspect of the business with a track record of success in new business development and client management. You will work as part of a sociable and dedicated team, ensuring that the overall business is successful in meeting its targets.

Sales and Marketing

Country Manager

Field based. Ireland - Ref: 1422

Our client is a successful malt producer for brewers and distillers worldwide and provides malt consultancy services to its customers. They are now looking for a Country Manager who will report to the General Manager and develop the Irish business unit to deliver volume and EBITDA growth. This will be achieved through local account management of current customers from craft brewers through to the Irish units of international distillers and brewers and further development of customer base in Ireland with particular focus on distilling.

Sales and Marketing

Technical Sales Consultant (Brewing & Beverage)

South East and North West, UK - Ref: 1421

Our client is a leader in providing hygiene technology solutions to many sectors including the brewing and beverage industry. They are now looking to recruit a Technical Sales Consultant (Brewing & Beverage), one based in the South East and another in the North West. The successful candidate will manage and be responsible for not only the sales of products and services but also for providing customer support whilst growing the business within the Company’s sales plan.





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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.


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


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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

Tricia Tappin

Tricia Tappin

Tanya White

Tanya White

Laurence Rougeaux

Laurence Rougeaux


‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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


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.