Wine Mind Apprentice

As part of our commitment to developing the hospitality and drinks industry stars of the future, we recruit new Wine Minds apprentices every year.

The apprenticeship lasts 12 months, during which time our apprentices will be welcomed into the Bibendum family, with the opportunity to undergo formal wine training, complete a harvest internship, attend exclusive masterclasses and go on wine producer visits.

It is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested to grow their career in hospitality and a chance to learn first-hand from some of the world's best winemakers and industry professionals.

What's in it for you?

As a Wine Minds apprentice, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Study for your WSET Level 2 or Level 3
  • Attend exclusive masterclasses with visiting winemakers
  • Take part in a harvest internship with one of our producers*
  • Join a customer trip to visit one of our winemakers*
  • Regularly attend Bibendum tasting events 

What do you have to do?

Social media is a great way to network within the drinks industry, so this will play a key part in the apprenticeship. We would like our apprentices to be a 'Bibendum ambassador' for the duration of the apprenticeship, using social media to document all the exciting experiences they are having, including 'Instagram takeovers' during trips and the harvest internship.

You will also need the support of your employer to take time off for tastings, trips and WSET training, and be available to travel abroad for the harvest internship and producer visit.

How do you sign up?

Applications for the 2019/20 programme have now closed, but keep an eye out for the 2022 apprenticeship!

*Travel and accommodation will be covered for any trips, including the harvest internship. Candidates will be required to organise and pay for any visas required to visit relevant countries.

We have now selected our 2020 apprentices!

Find out how 2019's apprentice Roman de Courcy got on during his harvest internship with Argento in Argentina.