THE OPEN WATERS PAID TRAINING PROGRAM
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Sloop is committed to equipping our Open Waters trainees with technical knowledge, valuable connections, & the expertise to empower them as future industry professionals. We hope to dismantle barriers in the craft beverage industry, & pave the way for positive change in the world of brewing & craft beer by creating a more inclusive, welcoming industry.
The training program is open to anyone over 21, with no prior experience or brewing knowledge required. Trainees must commit to at least 20 paid hours a week over a three month period, & applications are being accepted now for Q3 beginning in July 2022. We collect applications year round & apply them to the applicant pool of the closest upcoming quarter for consideration.
We have completed our first successful year of the internship program & are moving on to welcome a new group of trainees for 2022. Our 2021 trainees have gone on to begin careers at Talea Beer Co., Industrial Arts, & Arrowood Farm Brewery. Each trainee has left their time here at Sloop with a skill set thoughtfully tailored to meet their unique, individual goals. These long term goals include brewery ownership, full-time careers in production, industry consultation & beyond.
The Open Waters Training Program seeks to provide our paid trainees with a full, well-rounded curriculum encompassing all aspects of craft beer production.
Packaging: Brite tank cleaning and maintenance, canning and kegging operations, product inventory, quality control.
Cellar: Fermenter cleaning and maintenance, yeast addition, dry hopping, centrifuge operation, fermentation monitoring.
Brewing: Recipe comprehension, mill operation, raw material inventory, wort production, hop additions, brewing vessel cleaning and maintenance, off-flavors training.
/// HOW TO APPLY
Our application involves a three-step process: an initial application, an exam covering basic knowledge of non-brewing specific skills & tools, & an in-person interview. If you have a preference for which quarter you’d like to apply for, please include that in your application. Program periods take place January, April, July, & October.
We’re looking forward to meeting you.