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

Brewer

Midlands, UK - Ref: 1525

Our client, an independent innovative craft lager brewery on the rise, is looking to recruit a Production Brewer who will ensure the beer is produced to the highest quality at all times and will cover a wide range of brewing and cellaring tasks including; the production of wort, its fermentation and conditioning in line with quality control and production targets. The Production Brewer will be accountable for carrying out daily brew house and cellaring duties on a fully automated brew house and cellar, adhering to quality management systems at all times using quality assurance and quality control procedures to ensure consistent production. He/she will be capable enough to be the most senior person on site if required.
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Brewing and Beer

Technical/Senior Brewer

East Anglia, UK - Ref: 1517

Our client is looking to recruit a Senior Brewer (Technical), a key role to ensure the brewery achieves high quality and consistent beer and strive to develop processes and raw material applications. The Senior Brewer will drive RFT production by leading the development of technical brewing, key process KPI reporting and process improvement and CI projects throughout the brewing process. The role will also oversee the New Product Development with the innovation brewer reporting into this role. The successful candidate will also aid in CAPEX planning, justification and execution where beer quality is an element to the project.
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Brewing and Beer

Demand Planner

London, UK - Ref: 1524

Our client, a large innovative craft brewery on the rise, is looking to recruit a Demand Planner who will be the recognised entry point for co-ordinated sales and commercial information to achieve an aligned volume forecast: they are the first point of contact internally for these figures. He/she will be great at wrangling large sets of data and adhering to processes, but more importantly will be bold and unafraid to challenge middle and senior managers across the business on assumptions that are the building blocks to the volume forecasts.
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Brewing and Beer

Junior Brewer

London, UK - Ref: 1523

Our client, a large innovative craft brewery on the rise, is looking to recruit a Junior Brewer who will assist with the production of wort, its fermentation and conditioning in line with quality control and production targets. As a member of the production team, he/she will ensure all beer leaving the brewery is produced to the highest possible standard. The successful individual will be responsible for carrying out daily brew house and cellaring duties within quality systems at all times, developing their knowledge and understanding of brewing technologies and processes, and working within a team at all times. The Junior Brewer will be responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout the brewery at all times and ensure all the equipment is maintained and in full working order. The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to work as they will be required to work on a 24-hour shift system basis, including weekends.
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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

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 […]
Career Tips: Making International Roles A Success

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Career Tips: Making International Roles A Success

If you are working in a global company, international experience is one of the key skills that is highly valued in more senior roles. The ability to demonstrate that you are ‘culturally fluent’, able to work with and lead an international team and are able to understand the broader global context e.g. in supply chain […]
Back To The Pub – Getting The Perfect Pint Of Cask Ale

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Back To The Pub – Getting The Perfect Pint Of Cask Ale

Cask beer is not chill proofed by brewery conditioning nor is it filtered or pasteurised so there are both haze and infection risks unless good pub practice is rigorously followed. To recap, you package the beer into a cask straight after primary fermentation with enough sugar to promote a secondary fermentation which encourages the remaining […]

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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

‘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

‘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

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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