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This Modern Apprenticeship helps new and current employees gain the skills and knowledge they need for roles in the spirits industry. Its suitable for those with little or no experience who are looking to develop a career in this area. The apprenticeship covers skills required for a number of roles in the sector, including distilling and packaging and can lead to roles such as Spirits Process Operative or Spirits Production Operative.

The qualification

SCQF level 6

Your apprentice will complete a qualification in Spirits Operations at SCQF level 6.

Entry requirements

Candidates for this Modern Apprenticeship do not need any prior experience or qualifications.

Progression and development

Following the completion of the Modern Apprenticeship, candidates should be able to achieve positions in many industries within the spirits sector. It provides articulation with college provision and also further work based learning.

SCQF qualification level explained

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How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

See training contribution calculator below to determine funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

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Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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