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Popular Wine Industry Job Qualifications and Courses
No matter where you are in the world, if you’re seeking an opportunity in the Wine Industry, you’re guaranteed to be in with a better chance if you have a recognised wine industry qualification or course under your belt. Although there is an abundance of courses available, here are what we believe to be some of the most popular:
- Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). WSET offers courses for everyone from complete wine novices up to Honours Diplomas aimed at developing the crème de la crème of wine candidates. With online options as well as classroom courses, there’s no getting away from the fact that if you’re either looking to develop within or transfer to the wine industry, a WSET qualification or course is a great place to start. With courses offered in a range of languages, the WSET net is certainly cast on a global scale.
- Bordeaux International Wine Institute. It’s a recognised fact that the vineyards of Bordeaux are amongst the most highly rated in the world. It’s for this reason that wine industry employees who are looking to progress or candidates seeking to break into the wine industry, have a tendency to look to the South West of France for their qualifications. Offering batchelors courses and MBA studies, this institute is arguably one of the finest in the world. Boasting a range of global students, the institute has a forward thinking and innovative approach to their education.
- Plumpton College. Plumpton College offers a broad range of agriculture, horticulture and equine courses, as well as a host of other specialist qualifications. The college also offers a well-respected Wine and Wine Research course. Recognised as Britain’s centre of excellence in wine education, training and research, the college has an impressive network of UK and European contacts in the wine industry. They offer everything from short, intensive courses to undergraduate courses.
No matter whether you already work in the wine industry and are looking to improve your marketability; or you’re looking to transfer to the wine industry from a compatible position, why not get in touch?