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Vacancy – Distilling Intern – CLOSED

March 1, 2018

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax and Sam with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London dry gin back to its home. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills and moving premises to a new site in Chiswick, West London. We’ve recently joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage and craftsmanship as much as we do, and now sit alongside global brands such as Jim Beam, Courvoisier and Yamazaki. We now need an extra pair of hands to help craft our spirits with uncompromising quality.

We are looking for a practical and enthusiastic individual to work in our growing distilling team. The perfect candidate will be someone who is superbly organised, with strong communication skills and who can stay calm under pressure. The successful candidate will start off learning under the guidance of our distillery manager but will progress to distilling on shift as part of our production team to meet our growing requirements.

Title: Distilling Intern

Wage: £80 per day

Reporting to: Head of Production & Distillery Manager

Hours: Normal working hours are Monday to Friday between 06:00 and 23:00 with a typical shift being 9 hours including an hour break

Based at: Sipsmith Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London W4 2LJ

Duration: Start: End of May   End: Beginning of September

What You Will Need:

  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Practicality and a desire to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in
  • A keen interest in distilling and spirits
  • Transferable skills such as food & drink industry experience
  • Be enrolled on or due to complete a degree or equivalent in science or engineering

Character Traits:

  • Practical, Calm under pressure and eager to learn
  • A willingness to get stuck in and be warm and approachable

Due to a phenomenal amount of interest in this position and the high volume of applications received we have decided to close this position to new applications.  Please do get in touch with [email protected] if you are still interested or would like to apply so that we can update you as to where we are with the selection process.



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