Apprenticeships with St Austell Brewery | St Austell Brewery

St Austell Brewery is a leading provider of beers, wines and spirits across the South West and operates an estate with over 180 pubs, hotels and restaurants from Bristol and Bath to the Isles of Scilly.  These apprenticeship positions provide the opportunity to gain a breadth and depth of  experience, setting the foundation for a successful career in the Hospitality Industry.

Our mission

Simply put, our mission is to ‘Serve Customers with Excellence’. We believe that by developing our own talent across all functions of our business we can offer the best possible experience for our own teams and our guests.

Why St Austell Brewery?

We started way back in 1851 here at our home in St Austell, Cornwall.  We are an independent, family company with family values and we believe that people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether you are a guest or one of our team, you come first.

Our departments

Our company can offer people the opportunity to build a career in the most iconic locations in the country.  From beautiful Cornish coastal locations through to prime city centre locations in Bristol and Bath.

With such a diversity of career opportunities available you truly can pick a career that is right for you.

Chef Scholarship Programme

With over 30 managed pubs and hotels spanning across the South West and over a 130 tenant and leased, we are int he unique position to offer exciting careers for budding chefs. Join us and learn to cook using the freshest locally sourced ingredients in some of the most attractive locations in the country.


It’s where we began and at the heart of what we do. Whether working in our laboratory perfecting our beer or with our manufacturing team to get the beer ready to go, this an exciting part of our business to build a career.

We currently have some exciting opportunities for anyone interested in becoming a professional brewer!



Whether its graphic design, working the digital landscape or out and about at events this team makes sure we shout about our beers and pubs, spreading the word of what we have to offer.


Brewing is manufacturing and we use the latest equipment to ensure the quality of what we produce, with cutting edge technology we need the right people to upgrade and maintain all this specialist equipment.


With so many pubs, hotels, breweries (yes we have more than one!) and depots we need great tradespeople to help us maintain and develop these sites so they provide the best environments for our teams and guests.


Recruiting the best, developing people to be the best and looking after our own is all part of the people function.  Whether it’s Learning & Development, People Resourcing, Team Wellbeing or Payroll, if you’re a people person, there is a career for you here.


Responsible for managing all aspects of finance across the company, whether its ensuring our businesses remain profitable, accounting across our wholesale and retail business or making the most of our data, this dynamic team can open your eyes to the world of finance.


Providing essential hardware and systems support to all areas of the business, this creative team helps everyone deliver in their roles and is always looking for new business solutions fit for purpose.


We wholesale products right across the South West and sell our beer both nationally and internationally. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people to join our high energy teams, ensuring we shout loudest about the great products we have to offer.

Distribution and Logistics

Storing and getting our products where they need to be in time for our customers is a key part of our business, whether working in warehouse logistics or delivering goods to our customers, there are great opportunities to work in one of the largest distribution networks in the south west.