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Brewers and distillers – feeling a bit stuck in your career or just not sure where to start?

In our quest to find the optimum support that would really make the difference to your career prospects, the IBD is running focus groups with Early and Mid-career brewers and distillers. 

If you are interested in helping shape the future of your career by participating in these support initiatives, then we would like to hear from you. Places are very limited. The deadline to register is Monday 17th May. If you are selected to be part of the Focus Groups, we will get in touch with you. 

Initial sessions will take place on Thursday 20th May 2021 as follows:

Early Career

Recent Diploma or Graduate plus c. 3 years of experience in brewing or distilling


10 – 15 years’ experience post your diploma or graduation

20th May, 8:00 BST (UTC+1)

20th May, 16:00 BST (UTC+1)

The data gathered will be used to inform a wider and more general survey centred around career support provision by The IBD.Sessions will be held on zoom, will last an hour and be facilitated, recorded and confidential. 

Want to Get Involved?

If so, please register your interest by filling this form. If you are selected, we will get in touch with more details.

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Early Careers Members Network

The Early Careers Members Network aims to give students and those starting out in the industry the chance to make vitally useful contacts, develop skills and knowledge and kick-start their professional and personal development.

Each geographical section has an Early Career Representative who organises events and activities specifically tailored for members beginning their careers such as competitions, field trips, technical visits, evening lectures and networking events. They also act as a liaison with section coordinators and the IBD, representing the views of the members.

Benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Peer support
  • Careers advice
  • Opportunities to attend conferences
  • Opportunities to meet employers and senior-level staff in the industry

Get in touch with your local Early Career Representative – contact your Section Secretary for details.