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

South East, UK - Ref: 1499

Our client is a well-established regional craft brewer based in one of the most picturesque areas of the South East. They are now looking to recruit a Brewer who will be responsible for always producing wort to the highest standards and will cover a wide range of brewing tasks including wort production, and fermentation/conditioning of beers to great standards. The role will report to the Lead Brewer and will include assisting with some project work. They are looking for a highly motivated individual who has a flexible approach to working hours.
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Brewing and Beer

Packaging & Processing Manager

North West, UK - Ref: 1498

Our client, a family run brewery company based in the North West, is looking to recruit a Packaging & Processing Manager who will ensure all products are processed and packaged to the highest quality in a fast paced, time driven environment. The role will report into the Master Brewer.
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Brewing and Beer

Brewer

London, UK - Ref: 1497

Our client, a global drink company, is looking to recruit a brewer who will be responsible for all aspects of wort production, cellaring and filtration and will directly report to a dedicated Senior Brewer.
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Beers, Wine and Spirits

Production Manager

Midlands, UK - Ref: 1496

Our client design, produce and supply a range of alcoholic beverages to the industry. They are now looking to recruit a Production Manager who will own the site production and the delivery of the production plan to meet customer demand whilst maintaining Quality, Financial and Health & Safety targets. He/she will manage and coordinate the production team to ensure safe and effective execution of tasks. The Production Manager will act as escalation point of contact for customers/suppliers at weekends and evenings.
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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

In The Beer Cellar – The Engine Room Of The British Pub

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

In The Beer Cellar – The Engine Room Of The British Pub

What makes a good pub? Is it good food or a cosy open fire in winter or a pub garden in summer or even clean toilets? Is it mine host or the choice of drinks behind the bar. Does it come down to space to park the car or the proximity of a bus stop […]
How To Make Beer – On To Packaging And The Warehouse

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

How To Make Beer – On To Packaging And The Warehouse

Some 41.1% of UK beer is packaged for draught dispense in the pub (6.6% in cask and 34.5% in keg), bottles make up 24.6% and cans 34.3%. These figures are from 2019 and it remains to be seen whether our Covid experiences will alter the pack type spectrum once things get back to normal. While […]
Career Strategies To Maximise Your Potential In The Craft Sector

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Career Strategies To Maximise Your Potential In The Craft Sector

Over the last year, I have been interviewing industry members to get their tips on how to build a sustainable career in our industry. One of the emerging themes is that building a career in the craft industry can be tricky. While the craft industry offers the benefits of a dynamic, creative environment it can […]

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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

‘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

‘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

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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