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Careers at
Laithwaites

Join a winning team

Careers at
Laithwaites

Join a winning team

There are a lot of great reasons to love working at Laithwaites ...

... not least that we're the most successful wine merchant on the planet. A family run business for over 50 years we sell more wine, to more people, than anyone else.

Our secret? We realised that not only did we need to get out there, meet the winemakers and discover the world's best wines for ourselves ... we had to take the customer on the journey with us.

We do that with great communication, un-stuffy writing and tastings for the customers to meet the winemakers themselves. You too, could be part of that journey.

There's a great working culture at Laithwaites. Our customer events are run entirely by in-house staff, we have opportunities for wine education, regular staff tastings and more. You'll even get a chance to visit our own château in Bordeaux and help with harvest at our own, award-winning Wyfold Vineyard in Oxfordshire.

You'll find plenty of opportunities for career development, too – as you'll discover if you check out the biographies below. So if you'd like to be a part of our winning team, we'd like to hear from you.


Retail Wine Advisor

Love talking to people? Love wine? Get a kick out of selling?

  • Role: Temporary for Xmas (16 hours per week - hours flexible)
  • Location: Alderley Edge
  • Posted: 15/10/2021
  • Expires: 29/10/2021

Tractor Driver and Labour Supervisor

We are looking for a tractor driver & labour supervisor for two of our English vineyards to be hands-on involved in the spraying, pruning, harvest and upkeep of each vineyard The role will include many aspects of the hands on running of a vineyard. This role provides a unique opportunity to work for the UKs leading wine company based in two vineyards; one of which is owned the company’s President.

Due to the seasonal demands of agricultural work the role will require flexibility in working hours which may include weekends / outside normal working hours eg early morning / evenings.

  • Role: Permanent Full Time (40 hrs per week)
  • Location: Split location: Windsor (SL4) and Near Henley (RG4)
  • Posted: 08/10/2021
  • Expires: 29/10/2021

Retail Wine Advisor

To work as a team with the rest of the store, Area Managers and Ops to focus on achieving weekly, monthly and yearly sales, margin and stock targets. To deliver exception customer service to all customers at all times.

  • Role: Permanent, Part-Time (24hrs per week)
  • Location: Beaconsfield
  • Posted: 23/09/2021
  • Expires: 08/10/2021

Customer Service and Sales Advisor

Laithwaites are currently looking to recruit people who are enthusiastic, hardworking, and passionate customer service advisors to join our Inbound Call Centre team. Based near Gloucester on a long-term basis with permanency available for those who excel in this busy and ever-growing company. No experience necessary as full training will be provided with on-going progression goals for motivated individuals who would like to thrive in their professional growth.

To apply please email Omega Resource at Martyna.Fajkowska@omegaresource.co.uk or Damien.Anderson@omegaresource.co.uk

  • Role: Agency - Full or Part time
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Posted: 27/09/2021
  • Expires: Ongoing

Multi-Skilled Warehouse Operative

Join the warehouse team at the UK’s No.1 wine retailer. In exchange for hard work and commitment you can expect prompt pay, opportunities for bonuses, plus the chance to progress your career if desired. Whilst previous experience in warehouse, factory, logistics or FLT is an advantage, we do provide full training where necessary to candidates who are self-motivating and have good organisational skills, common sense and attention to detail.

Please email your interest and CV, to Omega Resource at either Jade.Moore@omegaresource.co.uk, Cody.Henstock@omegaresource.co.uk or Bianca.Long@staffline.co.uk

  • Role: Christmas Temporary Positions - Full or Part time
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Posted: 27/09/2021
  • Expires: Ongoing

Shop Manager

Love talking to people? Love wine? Get a kick out of selling?

  • Role: Permanent, Full-Time
  • Location: Alderly Edge
  • Posted: 01/10/2021
  • Expires: 08/10/2021

Retail Wine Advisor

Laithwaites are currently looking for a full time Retail Wine Adviser to support over our busy Christmas period. Laithwaites are looking to give exceptional levels of customer service by providing advice and assistance on selecting wine in a pleasant and efficient manner. To maximise sales revenue in person and on the telephone through up-selling, adding on and using targeted, personal recommendations. To maintain the highest standards of conduct and personal appearance whilst representing Laithwaites.

  • Role: 3-month Fixed Term Contract - Full time (40hrs p/w)
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Posted: 01/10/2021
  • Expires: 15/10/2021

Find us

Head Office
One Waterside Drive
Arlington Business Park
Theale, Berkshire
RG7 4SW

Phone: 03330 148 168

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Core benefits

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Rewarding and fully inclusive company bonus
  • Expansive choice of flexible benefits
  • Company pension scheme
  • Wine education (WSET)
  • Generous staff discount
  • Staff visits to Bordeaux
  • Life assurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Nudge financial education

Catherine Ryder

I work as part of The Wine Buying Team to ensure our wines look as great as they taste and the labels meet legal requirements. I get to speak with colleagues and suppliers all over the world (occasionally visit them) and also try lots of new wines on a regular basis - it's really not a bad job at all!

(Editor's note - Catherine also organises the popular office 'cake club'!)

Daisy Shepherdson

It's been over 10 years since I nervously started my first job in the wine world. In that time I've moved through the ranks, from call centre to Marketing and eventually Merchandising where I lead our promotional merchandising team. My personal highlight so far? Being part of the team that won Best Wine Retailer and Best Online Retailer at the International Wine Challenge. Oh and you really can't beat our weekly Friday tastings. Why work anywhere else?

Richard Ollerenshaw

I started work at Laithwaites back in 1998. Since then I've seen the company grow and develop in all kinds of ways, many of which I would like to think have helped shaped and develop me. In fact, I met my wife through Laithwaites and we've gained many good friends along the way. The company continues to be family led and to this day still retains its passion for delivering great wine - in every sense of the word.

Stephanie Voisin

I started out at Laithwaites as a summer temp 16 years ago and since then I've been a Wine Advisor, Wine Advisor Team Manager, Wine Advisor Campaign Planner and now I am a Business Analyst within IT. I consider myself really fortunate to have worked at Laithwaites for so long - I've been able to progress my career at the same time as growing my family and have made some great friends along the way.

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