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

Packaging Supervisor

London, UK - Ref: 1393

Our client, an innovative craft brewery on the rise, have an exciting opportunity as a Packaging Supervisor who will be packaging beer to the highest standard in a timely and safe manner. He/she will also assist the brewing team when required.

Brewing and Beer

UK & ROI Business Development Manager

Field Based, UK - Ref: 1395

Our client is a well-known international company specialising in dispense equipment and related services for dispensing beverages from the keg to the glass. With their UK office based in the North West, they are now looking for a Home/Field based Business Development Manager to promote and sell their range of keg extractor tubes and keg beers dispense equipment including bar fonts and branded products.

Beers, Wine and Spirits

Project Engineering Manager

UK Based - Ref: 1394

Our client designs, supplies and installs brew-houses and equipment for craft brewers through to global brewing companies.

Brewing and Beer

Head Brewer

South West - Ref: 1314

Our client, a craft brewery based in the South West, is looking to recruit a Head Brewer to lead the brewing and packaging operations to ensure the production of high quality and consistent beer. Working with the Managing Director this is a senior appointment and will be responsible for developing the brewery and its leading brands.





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.


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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

Penny Zaloumis

Penny Zaloumis

Laurence Rougeaux

Laurence Rougeaux


‘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

‘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


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.