Two new jobs as brewery is set to expand

Taking on apprentivces -   Sue Cooper and Wim van der Spek of Little Valley Brewery, Cragg Vale
Taking on apprentivces - Sue Cooper and Wim van der Spek of Little Valley Brewery, Cragg Vale

Little Valley Brewery in Cragg Vale is to create two new full-time jobs this autumn as part of its ongoing expansion plan in order to meet demands from customers in the UK and overseas.

Earlier this year the brewery expanded its production facilities, increasing its fermentation and maturation capacity to produce 17,000 additional pints per week.

Further investment will be needed to reach that output but the brewery hopes to achieve this within the next two years.

Master brewer Wim van der Spek is looking for an assistant brewer to help him grow the brewery’s production capacity, and also an office manager to support co-founder Sue Cooper in the running of the business.

The brewery produces an award-winning range of eight premium quality cask and bottle-conditioned organic English, Continental Style and Speciality beers, including the only Fair Trade Ginger Pale Ale in the world.

The full-time assistant brewer’s job requires someone ideally to have had previous brewing or food manufacturing experience and people management skills.

“We are proud to be creating two new jobs this year as we grow the business to meet current demand and find new business opportunities in the UK retail and foodservice sectors as well as new overseas markets,” said Wim.

Anyone interested in joining the brewery should contact Little Valley by telephone and speak directly to Sue Cooper on 01422 883 888 for more details.