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Starting a career in Distillery Management/in the industry

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Re: Starting a career in Distillery Management/in the indust

Postby brummage » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:23 pm

Having just returned from holiday in Scotland and having visited a couple of distilleries, the overriding picture I got was that generally people stay in their positions for a very long time or until retirement in the industry. I would therefore imagine that positions come up rarely. Good luck with your quest though.
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Re: Starting a career in Distillery Management/in the indust

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:03 pm

brummage wrote:Having just returned from holiday in Scotland and having visited a couple of distilleries, the overriding picture I got was that generally people stay in their positions for a very long time or until retirement in the industry. I would therefore imagine that positions come up rarely. Good luck with your quest though.

That's not quite right. There is a significant amount of rotation in distillery management and there are almost 100 distilleries so positions do come up fairly regularly, although they are sought after.

Jonny McM wrote:from what I understand you need a technical, chemical or brewing and distilling degree to get a job in Whisky production... but what about the sales side or management side? How do you get a position as trainee distillery manager?

You seem to be under the impression that distillery management is a non-technical role. That is not accurate. In modern whisky production it is the chemists that are getting the management roles. You should be ok in sales though.
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