Drinks dispense technician apprenticeship

Install and maintain drinks dispensing systems

A drinks dispense technician works in a variety of venues that serve soft drinks and alcoholic beverages to the public on a daily basis, including pubs, retail outlets, cinemas and many more. Drinks dispense technicians may work directly for a brand owner or brewery, or contractors that provide engineering services work on their behalf. In this role, you’ll install and maintain drinks dispense systems. During the drinks dispense technician apprenticeship you’ll install, maintain and repair complex drinks dispensing equipment to ensure that their customer can, in turn, deliver drinks of the right specification and quality to their customers. Some drinks dispense technicians will specialise in certain types of drinks or brands, while others will work across a wide spectrum. The role involves the application of a broad range of knowledge and skills, including fault-finding, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, gas pressure systems and pipework. Tasks are often complex and non-routine, requiring you to identify and initiate the appropriate solution. An essential part of the role is informing, educating and providing guidance to the customer in equipment use, beverage quality and delivery of the perfect pour.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements for the drinks dispense technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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