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


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

Engineering Manager

London, UK - Ref: 1407

Our client is a leading modern craft brewery and are looking to recruit an Engineering Manager. They will be accountable for the engineering function and team, ensure the safe and efficient performance of the engineering team, whilst adhering to safety, quality and financial standards. The Engineering Manager will also drive continuous improvement in the planned maintenance programme.

Sales and Marketing

Technical Sales Representative - Brewing

Field Based, UK - Ref: 1405

Our client, a supplier to the brewing industry, are looking to recruit a Technical Sales Representative to join the team. The ideal candidate will be a Technical Brewer, play a ‘hands-on’ role, visiting, helping and advising breweries on the Company’s product range. Specifically, they will develop and nurture regional and larger craft breweries, offering them full technical support and assistance as required, whilst promoting the Company’s full product range and support services.

Sales and Marketing

Business Development Manager - Brewing

Field Based, UK - Ref: 1406

Our client is looking to recruit a Business Development Manager who will lead initiatives in their region to generate and engage with business owners to build new business for the company. A proven track record hitting and exceeding sales targets in the Licenced Trade Industry is a must. Previous experience selling beer or selling to the larger brewery industry experience is essential.

Soft Drinks

QA Director role

London, UK - Ref: 1403

Our client is now one of the leading brands and portfolios in a growing beverage category and has a successful worldwide presence. They are looking for an ambitious, passionate individual about their brand who wants to push themselves further. The ideal candidates will have a number of years’ experience working within the Quality department of a Food & Beverage company and a thorough knowledge of Quality Management Systems.





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.


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


Vinegar Is Big Business

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Vinegar Is Big Business

Vinegar has been known to man for as long as beer has. This solution of acetic acid is used as a condiment, for pickling foods, making sauces and chutneys. It remains the housewife’s most ready source of acid for cleaning and in the US and Japan, vinegar parlours are springing up where people drink it […]
How is Sparkling Wine Produced?

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

How is Sparkling Wine Produced?

There is a perception that wine makes itself. You crush the grapes, the yeast is on the surface of the skins, you put the juice into casks and hey presto. If you are making Beaujolais Nouveau you may only have six weeks as the rush to market starts on the third Thursday of November! Others […]
The Phenomenal Growth Of English Wine

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

The Phenomenal Growth Of English Wine

According to the latest figures from Julia Tristam Eve at Wine GB, there are 522 commercial vineyards and 164 wineries in England currently producing 15 million bottles. That is a two and a half times increase in just five years. More than 8,600 acres of grapes are being grown and that has doubled in the […]


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

Penny Zaloumis

Penny Zaloumis

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.