International Centre for Brewing Science

Employability and careers

We are proud to have high graduate employment rates for alumni from our brewing programs. Top graduates are in high demand in this field. We have excellent links with a significant number of employers both in the UK and internationally.  Some destination companies who have employed our graduates are depicted below:

 Logos of some companies where ICBS graduates are now employed


How we can enhance your Brewing Career and Employability


Fit for Work

Fit For Work logoGetting a job these days is not straight forward.  Whilst an MSc in Brewing Science and Practice is a splendid foundation, upping our students' employability skills is an important added benefit.  In addition to an appropriate qualification, employers are looking for generic skills and capability (team working, communication, networking etc) and experience of the world of work.

Introductory lectures within the Practical Brewing module focus on developing an impactful cv and the recruitment toolkit (the myriad of interview techniques and the specific challenges of assessment centres).  In addition, there are extracurricular evening events from a diverse mix of industry speakers.  Each season kicks off with a double header from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (the industries global professional organisation) and the University’s Careers and Employability Service.  Subsequent sessions are from brewers large and small.  Recent sessions have been from AB InBev, Holts, BrewDog and Brewster’s with presentations in past years from Molson Coors, SABMiller, Marston’s and Fullers.

Fit for Work sessions are invariably entertaining and illuminating.  Many involve a brewer and a human resources/recruitment specialist. The brewer talking about his or her career path and company stuff about breweries, brands, technology and ambition.  The HR specialist describes their company’s approach to recruitment, career paths and top tips on things to do (and not to do).  Pleasingly, many bring samples of their beers for us all to taste!

Graduate Profiles

Hear from two recent graduates how studying the MSc Brewing Science and Practice helped kick-start their careers, leading to their present roles with Beavertown Brewery:


Read about what a selection of our former students are doing now and how their training prepared them for a career in brewing:

See Profile of Jayne Goater, 2015 (PDF)  

See Profile of Charlie Killeen, 2015 (PDF)

See Profile of Naomi Pallister, 2016 (PDF)


Brewing Science

School of Biosciences
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Loughborough, Leics
LE12 5RD


Brewing Apprenticeship enquiries: +44 (0)115 9516742
All other Brewing Course enquiries: +44 (0)115 9516191
Brewing Research and General enquiries: +44 (0)115 9516245