St Austell Brewery

We’re seeking an enthusiastic and diligent brewer to join our Brewing team at St Austell Brewery (Bath Ales), in Warmley, Bristol. Our friendly team of 25 people, split across brewing, engineering, packaging, laboratory, and distribution, work together to make a quarter of a million pints of beer every week.

As part of St Austell Brewery, we brew a range of Bath Ales beers, as well as some St Austell Brewery beers. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to join an organisation committed to quality, and to work within a positive team in a modern and expanding brewery.

Our five-vessel brewhouse was installed in 2018 and has the capacity to produce more than 50,000 brewers’ barrels of beer – over 14.5 million pints – each year. The South West’s most sophisticated and technologically advanced brewery has 23 fermentation vessels, two 40-ton malt silos, SCADA-controlled processes throughout brewing and fermentation, automated yeast cropping and pitching using two Aber meters, and a Pentair cross-flow filtration system. Everything is operated by a small team of two brewers per shift, who report to the Brewing Manager. Our modern packaging lines comprise of an 8,000bph Kosme Krones bottling line, a 15,000cph KHS canning line, and a robotic Kuka palletisation system. We also have a Lambrechts Kegger Monobloc 60 machine.

The ideal candidate will be hard-working and committed to ensuring our high standards are met across all aspects of the brewery’s fast-paced working environment, including Health and Safety, HACCP, quality, and communications.

This exciting role offers variety and a chance to develop your brewing skills across all aspects of the process, from bringing the raw ingredients into the brewhouse to fermentation and filtration. You’ll work closely with our production teams (Packaging, Quality, and Engineering) and provide the packaging lines with finished beer across cask, keg, bottle, and can. This role would suit someone with a passion for brewing and a desire to learn new skills.

About You…

  • Experience of brewing and working in production.
  • Ideally possessing Institute of Brewing qualifications or equivalent.
  • A positive, enthusiastic, and hands-on approach to completing tasks.
  • Strong and confident communications skills.
  • Ability to solve problems in a practical manner.
  • A desire to learn and develop new skills.
  • Flexible attitude to work and a passionate team player.
  • Physically fit and able to work in a demanding environment.

What we offer in return… 

  • 25 days’ annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays).
  • 30% discount on food & drink and 50% discount on accommodation.
  • Fantastic training & career development opportunities.
  • Discounted membership with local businesses.
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company bonus scheme.
  • Health cash plan.

 Additional Info… 

This role will require you to work two different shift patterns: 6am to 2.30pm and 1.30pm to 10pm. You will also be required to work a weekend rota (paid at time and a half).

For further information and a job description, please email [email protected]

St Austell Family Group is an Equal Opportunities employer, and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We also welcome requests for flexible working.

Early applications are encouraged as we’ll review applications throughout the recruitment process and reserve the right to close the advert at any time. Please note that we politely request no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. Speculative CVs from recruitment agencies won’t be accepted, nor the fees associated with them.

We are not able to offer a skilled worker visa for this role.  Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK.

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