Plumpton College

Vineyard Apprentice (28 month contract)

Plumpton, Lewes
Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage*
17 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are seeking a Vineyard Apprentice with a keen interest in vinegrowing who, with the support of the Vineyard Instructor and Vineyard and Winery Operative, will learn to establish and maintain vineyards and carry out basic winery tasks. As part of this role you will undertake a City and Guilds Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Horticulture on a day-release basis. The ideal candidate will have ambitions to start a career in viticulture and be willing and able to work outdoors in challenging weather.

The Vineyard operative will be part of a strong international team at Plumpton Wine Centre, a modern specialist facility with its own vineyard and winery. Through completing this 28 month apprenticeship, 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.

As well as the apprenticeship salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 day’s holiday plus bank holidays, membership of the local government pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme and free on-site parking. This is a fixed term contract role for 2 years.

Plumpton College is an international centre of excellence in wine training, teaching and research, delivering programmes from WSET Level 2 to degree level. We are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do. If you share our values and believe you have the right skills for this role, we would like to hear from you.

Interviews will be held: Week beginning 4th or 11th February 2019.

Completed application forms should be returned via the apply link. 



*The pay rates for this role are based on the National Minimum Wage for apprenticeships:

Year 1 £4.00 per hour

Year 2 (based on age):

16-17yrs £4.20 per hour

18-20yrs £5.90 per hour

21-24yrs £7.38 per hour

25+yrs £7.83 per hour