For distillers based in the UK

The Worshipful Company of Distillers Scholarship and Bursaries

 


 

Scholarship for the highest  achiever in the Diploma in Distilling exam 

This scholarship managed by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), has been made possible through funding by The Worshipful Company of Distillers and supports eligible candidates through the qualification with training for the IBD Diploma in Distilling. One scholarship is awarded annually.

The scholarship represents a significant accolade for the awardee, signaling excellence in academic attainment and heralding career success. The awardee will receive funding worth £1500 to contribute towards funding additional experience or education to further their career in the industry.

Eligibility & Criteria for Selection

Funds will be allocated with primary emphasis on the individual although it must also be clear that there will be benefits to the industry. Applicants for this scholarship must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Be over the age of 18 years

  2. Achieved the highest aggregate mark for the three modules of the IBD Diploma in Distilling in the year of attaining the Diploma.

  3. Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the distilled spirits industry and a desire to build a career within it.

  4. Able to demonstrate a reasonable level of inter-personal skills and an aptitude for learning

  5. Willing to be identified as an awardee from the Worshipful Company of Distillers

Deadline for applications

30th November in the year the Diploma is achieved.

Once you have taken your Diploma in Distilling exam, we will let you know that you are eligible to apply. We will send you a form that you will need to fill and send back to: ibdawards@ibd.org.uk 

Notes

Selectors have the discretion to make awards to very gifted applicants who may excel in knowledge and motivation but need support in the enabling skills such as, but not limited, to communicating.

Candidates of any background, religion or belief, race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability are welcome to apply.  We take care to make the application procedure encouraging to those of any background especially those with promise, but from groups who have not sought to apply in the past.


Bursaries for distillers based in the UK taking the Diploma in Distilling

This bursary, managed by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), has been made possible through funding by The Worshipful Company of Distillers who are supporting less advantaged and promising students from a wide range of backgrounds. The bursary supports eligible candidates through a three-year qualification with training for the IBD Diploma in Distilling. Two are available for 2022.

These bursaries support eligible candidates through a three-year qualification worth over £5,000 each for their qualification and access to the Tutor Guided Learning programme to support the in-depth preparation for the Diploma in Distilling exam. Candidates will benefit from additional opportunities for mentoring and career support from experts from the WCD.

Eligibility & Criteria for Selection

Funds will be allocated with primary emphasis on the individual although it must also be clear that there will be benefits to the industry. Applicants for this bursary must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Normally resident in the UK, able to speak English and over the age of 18 years.

  2. Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the distilled spirits industry and a desire to build a career within it.

  3. Able to demonstrate a reasonable level of inter-personal skills and an aptitude for learning although selectors have discretion to accept exceptional but less formally trained applicants,

  4. Willing to be identified as an awardee from the Worshipful Company of Distillers

  5. Able to demonstrate educational attainment at a level appropriate to the category of award, course and qualification for which they are being considered.

Deadline for applications

  • 30 September for the following year’s June examinations

Notes

Selectors have the discretion to make awards to very gifted applicants who may excel in knowledge and motivation but need support in the enabling skills such as, but not limited, to communicating.

Candidates of any background, religion or belief, race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability are welcome to apply.  We take care to make the application procedure encouraging to those of any background especially those with promise, but from groups who have not sought to apply in the past.


Bursaries for all distillers taking the General Certificate in Distilling

This bursary, managed by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), has been made possible through funding by The Worshipful Company of Distillers who are supporting less advantaged and promising students from a wide range of backgrounds. The bursary supports eligible candidates through one year qualification with training for the IBD General Certificate in Distilling. Two are available for 2022.

The awardees will each receive exams and access to Set for Success, expert-led exam preparation sessions, worth over £1,000 for their qualification with mentoring, and career advice from experts in the WCD.

Eligibility & Criteria for Selection

Funds will be allocated with primary emphasis on the individual although it must also be clear that there will be benefits to the industry. Applicants for this bursary must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Be over the age of 18 years.
  2. Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the distilled spirits industry and a desire to build a career within it.
  3. Able to demonstrate a reasonable level of inter-personal skills and an aptitude for learning.
  4. Willing to be identified as an awardee from the Worshipful Company of Distillers
  5. Able to demonstrate educational attainment at a level appropriate to the category of award, course and qualification for which they are being considered, although selectors have the discretion to accept exceptional but less formally trained applicants.

Deadline for applications

  • 31 May  for the same year’s November examinations
  • 30 September for the following year’s May examinations

 Notes

Selectors have the discretion to make awards to very gifted applicants who may excel in knowledge and motivation but need support in the enabling skills such as, but not limited, to communicating.

Candidates of any background, religion or belief, race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability are welcome to apply.  We take care to make the application procedure encouraging to those of any background especially those with promise, but from groups who have not sought to apply in the past.


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