Plumpton offers free wine industry course

Plumpton College, in partnership with The Drinks Trust and Wines of Great Britain, is offering a free, four-week Entry to the Wine Industry Academy course aimed at helping jobseekers gain entry-level skills and knowledge to achieve employment in this sector. With an estimated 40,000 new employees required in the next 10 years, the industry is one of the fastest-growing in the UK. 

The course starts on 6th June. To be eligible, candidates must be aged 19 and over, currently seeking work and receiving Universal Credit, and have lived in the UK for the last three years and/or have leave to remain. No qualifications are required but candidates must have basic written and verbal English skills and IT know-how. The course involves studying in the college during weeks one and four; the other two weeks are delivered online. Candidates can expect to complete the course with a knowledge of grape cultivation, harvesting and wine-making, a WSET Level 1 qualification and a certificate from the college, as well as  a guaranteed interview with a recruiting employer or support in finding a job in the industry.

Financial support for travel and accommodation costs, laptops and IT equipment are available to ensure candidates can fully participate in the course. 

For full eligibility criteria or to register your interest, please click on this link.