Vineyard Apprentice

Plumpton, Lewes
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01 Nov 2017
29 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Plumpton College is an international centre of excellence in wine training, teaching and research, delivering programmes from WSET level 2 to degree level. Our high-calibre graduates gain positions of responsibility not just in the UK, but throughout the world of wine. With sound finances, and a commitment to achieve excellence in all areas, the College is entering a significant phase of ambitious growth and quality enhancement.

We are therefore seeking someone with a keen interest in vinegrowing for the following role:

Vineyard apprentice who will, through attending a City and Guilds qualification on a day-release basis, and with the support of the Vineyard Instructor and Vineyard and Winery Operative, learn to establish and maintain vineyards and carry out basic winery tasks. The candidate must have ambitions to start a career in viticulture and be able to work outdoors in challenging weather.

The new post-holder will join a strong international team at Plumpton Wine Centre, a modern specialist facility with its own vineyard and winery. Through completing a two-year apprenticeship and relevant qualification, we would expect the successful candidate to be able to secure a skilled and responsible job in a vineyard, not just in the UK, but anywhere where vines are grown commercially.

Rates of pay:

Year 1: Under 18 years old - £4.05 per hour, over 18 years old - £5.60 per hour

Year 2: Minimum wage 

As well as a competitive salary, an opportunity to gained a recognised qualification, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, child care voucher scheme and free on-site parking.

If you believe you have the right skills and are looking for your next career opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

To apply please complete an application form and return it to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2017 at 9.00am

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 4th December 

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