The Vintners Company – Vintners Hall

The Vintners' UK Wine Apprentice Award


The purpose of this award is to enable an aspiring winemaker to have the opportunity to learn about winemaking in a UK winery.

Criteria for Eligibility​

Applicants should be under the age of 30, actively employed in the wine trade and looking to retrain in winemaking and be ready to commit to a long- term career in the wine industry. 

The Award

The award is an invaluable 12 month placement in a UK winery where the winner will learn about every aspect of winemaking.  The winner will also be able to study for the WSET level 3 qualification. 

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide a brief CV and brief statement (of no more than 1,000 words) outlining the reasons why they would like to become a winemaker apprentice and what they would hope to gain from the experience.

Application Form

Applications for this award may only be submitted using the form below. 

The uploaded attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

The closing date for applications is the first Friday in October each year

  • You will receive a text confirmation of your application submission
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.