Reference Quantity: ST0580

Particulars of normal

Occupational Profile

Beer is an alcoholic beverage that’s differentiated from different alcoholic drinks i.e. cider, wines and spirits on the premise of variations within the strategy to manufacturing and using totally different components. Beer is a fermented beverage fairly than distilled and makes use of cereals fairly than fruit as a supply of fermentable sugar. Beer within the UK is produced to the bottom energy inside the alcoholic beverage sector. All beers are sometimes constituted of a standard set of components and are produced by a brewer.

Brewers may match for breweries with large-scale nationwide or worldwide manufacturing by way of to small micro-breweries. Nonetheless, all brewers are answerable for making beer both at particular levels of manufacturing (i.e. brewhouse, fermentation, chilly room or packaging) or in its entirety from components consumption to last package deal. While properly established, the brewer occupation is a various function which can range significantly throughout the sector.

In addition to beer manufacturing, a brewer could also be anticipated to know and take accountability for compliance with related regulatory necessities. The brewer may have a task in design and growth of recent manufacturers and might want to react to info associated to the standard and consistency of beer at varied levels of manufacturing and as soon as in last package deal. The brewer may have enter to the choice, design and operation of apparatus and know-how applied inside the brewery and which is required for processing of components in addition to beer manufacturing. Lastly, a brewer could also be required to participate in public dealing with actions corresponding to product launches or beer tasting classes.

Depending on the dimensions of the brewery a brewer may match alone or as a part of a staff. In smaller breweries it’s extra seemingly {that a} brewer will likely be required to work with extra autonomy throughout your complete manufacturing course of. For bigger producers it’s extra seemingly {that a} brewer will likely be answerable for particular components of the manufacturing course of, working alongside and even main a small staff of manufacturing operators. In bigger organisations brewers usually tend to report back to a senior brewer or director and may be required to work together with different members of the enterprise. As an illustration, to work with engineers or report on manufacturing metrics, assist market present manufacturers and even to develop new ones.

The UK brewing and pub industries are a big contributor to the Nationwide financial system and breweries symbolize a various sector of UK foods and drinks manufacture. There are over 2000 breweries working within the UK and which range significantly in measurement and manufacturing capabilities with outputs that vary from 300 hectolitres to over 5m hectolitres per 12 months. The vast majority of beer produced on the market within the UK is bought as lager sometimes in kegs, bottles and cans. UK brewers are additionally well-known all through the world for manufacturing of cask conditioned beer, sometimes ale. Regardless of ale and lager, UK brewers now produce over 140 totally different types of beer. The variety of breweries within the UK has grown lately, together with the number of beers produced, making it an thrilling time to work within the business.

SECTION 2. Necessities: Information, Expertise and Behaviours


Brewers have data and understanding of:

  • The provenance, high quality and traits of precept components used for beer manufacturing and their mixed contribution to beer fashion and character.
  • Necessities for processing of components prior to make use of within the brewery.
  • Significance of inventory management, dealing with and storage of components to be used within the brewery to protect ingredient high quality and traits.
  • Ideas of brewing, fermentation, yeast administration, conditioning, maturation, stabilisation, clarification, processing and packaging, plant design, operation and the affect of processing situations on the traits, high quality and consistency of beer and beer fashion.
  • Ideas and significance of plant hygiene and upkeep on manufacturing high quality, security and effectivity.
  • Transport and provide chain situations, together with beer dispense, required to make sure beer high quality and consistency from brewery to glass.
  • Brewery monitoring techniques to manage the standard, consistency and security of components and uncooked supplies in addition to product inside the course of and at last package deal.
  • Drivers of brewery operation and efficiency, together with costings, sustaining constant, top quality and environment friendly output and course of, responding to shopper expectations and growing market tendencies; monetary and enterprise pressures, assembly expectations of accountability and sustainable manufacturing.
  • Industrial consciousness of brewery operation and all brewery inputs and outputs. management of prices related to manufacturing in response to drivers of brewery operation and efficiency, sustaining and upgrading brewery belongings, plant and tools in addition to choices on plant funding and enhancements.
  • Sustainability components and environmental concerns related with beer manufacturing and the availability chain; administration and management of waste and effluent all through manufacturing.
  • Regulatory compliance and accountability related to beer manufacturing, logistics and retail operation.
  • Steady Enchancment (CI) processes, for instance data of 5 S, and Plan, Motion, Evaluation.
  • The heritage and construction of the beer business, in addition to the importance of adjusting market tendencies and drivers of shopper preferences.


Brewers display the next abilities:

  • Management and protected operation of automated and/or guide plant and tools required for brewing, fermentation, processing and packaging of beer taking acceptable private and operational accountability for well being and security to guard self and others always.
  • Maintains correct data for present beer recipes and as a part of each day brewhouse and manufacturing necessities.
  • Design and adjustment of beer recipes and specs the place needed.
  • Planning to make sure manufacturing schedules are met, with changes made in a well timed manner the place needed.
  • High quality and security management checks (microbiological, chemical, bodily, sensory) and maintains data required for traceability.
  • Monitoring high quality management and consistency of components, uncooked supplies and product inside the course of and at last package deal and to display compliance with specification and laws.
  • Implementation and monitoring of cleansing and sanitation processes supposed to make sure plant and course of hygiene.
  • Monitoring and upkeep of yeast hygiene, vitality and viability.
  • Use of pc phrase processing and knowledge manipulation packages.
  • Contribution to CI actions to enhance and optimise manufacturing processes and troubleshoot/drawback resolve operational points.
  • Promotion of the brewery and attributes and traits of key manufacturers and types, when internet hosting or attending non-public and/or public occasions.


Brewers display the next behaviours:

  • Leads by instance in behaviour and strategy to working safely.
  • Ardour for the business and the product; acts as a task mannequin and ambassador for model and brewery.
  • Demonstrates integrity and confidence in day by day actions.
  • Curiosity and need to innovate and increase data and expertise of brewing.
  • Calmly and persistently reacts to info.
  • Dedicated to delivering and sustaining high-quality product and work place requirements.
  • Demonstrates accountability, private accountability and professionalism in all facets of the function.
  • Versatile and adaptable to working setting.
  • Confidently and competently communicates related info to staff members and others in an acceptable method.
  • Works collaboratively as a part of a staff.

SECTION 3. Extra Data


Usually, 18-24 months

English and arithmetic:

Apprentices with out stage 2 English and arithmetic might want to obtain this stage previous to taking the end-point evaluation for this apprenticeship. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeships English and arithmetic minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3. A British Signal Language qualification is a substitute for English {qualifications} for these whom that is their main language.  




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