Cask Handler Operator Job in Scotland at Diageo –

Job Description :
Cask Handler

Cluny, Scotland

Full time – Permanent

Closing Date – 09/02/2023

Cask Handler – Salary – £37,812 inc. shift allowance, + competitive benefits package including pension, shares scheme and bonus!

About Us

Due to expansion and growth at Diageo we’re able to bring various job opportunities to the market across Fife and, more specifically, at our Cluny site!

As the home of iconic brands such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker, at Diageo we source, produce and deliver 6.5 billion litres of products every year across 180 markets globally. Because of this huge undertaking, we rely on highly advanced systems as well as the very best talent to make sure our businesses continue to run smoothly.

To give you some idea of the scale of our operation, over half of our 30,000 employees work in our supply chains. We have teams in over 100 sites across more than 30 countries, but what matters is that wherever you work, you are part of a diverse and inclusive team, where there are opportunities for everyone.

Whether you work in planning, logistics, technical teams or manufacturing, you’ll be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation. We set ourselves the highest standards, and our practices have earned us international recognition. However, it’s people with energy, dedication and problem-solving skills who’ll help us get even better. In return, we offer a world of opportunities for you to explore, to shape and progress your career.

Champions of Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.

You can read more about our diversity and inclusion values by visiting our website here https://www.diageo.com/en/society-2030/champion-inclusion-and-diversity


This is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time and compressed hours. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.


Join us and you’ll receive a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including…

6 months, fully paid, Family Leave for new/expecting parents – regardless of gender

Contemporary work life balance policies and wellbeing activities

Childcare vouchers

Share options

Contributary pension scheme

Option to opt into private medical cover

Manufacturing Incentive Plan (MIP) annual bonus incentive based on site & individual performance

Salary reviews governed by Union process

Product Allowance

34 days annual leave (fixed into rota)

About The Cask Handler Role

Click here to see our current Operator Vicki in action: Whisky Maturation Operator – A Day in the Life

As a Whisky Maturation Operator within our dedicated teams at Cluny, you’ll play a pivotal role in the whisky supply process and will oversee and control the safe movement of spirit within an established set of process procedures.

You’ll support a range of operator activities on site. At Cluny, our whisky maturation operators are responsible for safely storing casks (barrels) of new make spirit on pallets and preparing casks of mature whisky for blending.

The role holder is required to handle casks using stacker and rotator machines (full training will be provided to the successful candidate). You will be required to band the casks safely and securely for storage, as well as complete all paperwork in relation to HMRC and adhere to HMRC guidelines. Key to this role is to support the growth and safety of the site and push forward new innovative ideas to support improvement projects.

Skills and proficiency are things that matter to Diageo, and so we’d love to hear from candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and experience who are excited about transferring those skills into a Whisky maturation environment.

Shift rota is based on a 3-shift pattern – Dayshift 06.00 – 14.00, Backshift 14.00 – 22.00 and Nightshift 22.00 – 06.00, Monday to Friday. (Nightshift starts on a Sunday night).

What you’ll bring

We’re looking for someone who can work well within a team as well as the ability to make effective decisions and thrive in situations where they can solve problems!

You’ll make this role your own. We want you to push forward your own ideas about improvements to current approaches and appraise new opportunities. The role presents a great opportunity to make a positive difference to manufacturing excellence and to showcase your excellent technical and communication skills.

Sound interesting?

Our roles are the perfect opportunity to join our business without the requirement for any direct previous experience. Instead, we are looking for candidates with the right mindset and a can-do attitude! So, if you, or someone you know, is changing industry/career, returning to work after a period of leave, or you are simply looking for a new fresh challenge and would like to find out more please come and JOIN US at our Virtual Open Day event!

JOIN US on Wednesday 1st February 7pm – https://meetandengage.com/aldabwvud

During the event we aim to cover a multitude of different topics, with the opportunity to ask questions, speak with the Talent Engagement team, find out more about our roles, gain advise on CV structuring, our interview process, and the benefits of joining our business – the aim of the event is for you to leave feeling confident that an operator role at Diageo is the right role for you!

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