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 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.

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

Technical Brewer

North East, UK - Ref: 1419

Our client, an independent, award winning brewery based in the North East is looking to recruit a Technical Brewer to assist the Head Brewer in the efficient running of the production department.
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Brewing and Beer

Head Brewer / Business Partner

Midlands, UK - Ref: 1409

Our client is a craft brewery based in an idyllic rural spot on a working farm and has built a strong local brand. They are now looking for a Head Brewer to brew great beer and to continue to nurture strong relationships with customers from across the locality as well as attracting new ones from further afield. They are looking for an individual with the passion, skills and motivation to join them as a new partner to take forward the brewery as it moves to the next stage of its development. They are willing to offer a significant level of operational control to the right individual and the opportunity to build a significant equity stake in the business commensurate with experience and business performance.
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Distilling

Blender

Scotland, UK - Ref: 1418

Our client are award-winning whisky makers whose portfolio enjoys continued growth and investment. They are now looking to recruit a Blender to join their team. The Blender will play a key role in maintaining the established spirit quality standards and support in the tactical decision making on products and quality sign off. As a key member of the Blending team, he/she will help drive whisky creation and innovation as well as being an ambassador for the brands. They will also support in driving the strategy for wood and stock management.
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Sales and Marketing

Technical Sales Executive - Beer

South East Homebased, UK - Ref: 1416

Our client is a food and beverage technical consultancy business who is looking to recruit a friendly and outgoing Technical Sales individual to assist the sales and sensory team in supporting our customers in the beer sector. The successful candidate will assist in training courses and provide customers with technical support on their routine tasting. No brewing industry experience is needed but would be preferred. He/she will also need to be able to work independently and be willing to travel to customers in the UK and internationally.
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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

Is Rum Going To Be The Next Big Thing?

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Is Rum Going To Be The Next Big Thing?

Rum has been going to be the ‘next big thing’ for the last few years once the gin market becomes totally saturated with new start distilleries. Rum is not as easy to produce as gin; you have to ferment a molasses base first before distillation. For gin you buy rectified spirit and add peels, barks, […]
Talent Acquisition Specialist Vacancy

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Talent Acquisition Specialist Vacancy

Talent Acquisition Specialist – Full or Part-time appointment.  Guildford, Surrey We are a boutique specialist recruitment company operating in the drinks sector.  Working from our rural offices in Bramley, just outside Guildford, we recruit brewers, distillers and technical personnel internationally for the drinks industry.  We work with global companies through to start up craft businesses. […]
The Green Fairy is Back

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

The Green Fairy is Back

We know that visitors to this website are adventurous but I wonder how many of you received a bottle of absinthe for Christmas. There is something mildly naughty and a tad trepidatious about first trying a drink that is supposed to drive you mad. Known as the Green Fairy we have intriguing stories from La […]

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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

ABOUT US

‘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

‘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

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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