Spirits Operations

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship helps new and current employees gain the skills and knowledge they need for roles in the spirits industry. It’s 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.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6.

Select Level 6 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level. 

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.

How does it work?

Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.

Cost and funding

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.

The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 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 your business needs.

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 encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

How long will it take?

It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

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

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