Sommelier Jobs

With sparkling wine sales up 76% in the past five years and wine growing in popularity across the country, a career in the wine industry is increasingly attractive. Sommelier jobs involve work in licensed premises including restaurants, wine bars, hotels, private clubs, overseas resorts and on-board ships to manage the wine service. 

A Sommelier will be responsible for compiling the wine list in liaison with management and/or the head chef.  They will also be on hand to guide diners in their choice of wine to accompany their food, and will often be able to advise on other accompaniments to a meal such as aperitifs, cocktails, cigars, digestifs and liqueurs. 

Most sommelier jobs develop strong links with suppliers and travel abroad regularly to sample new vintages for inclusion on the ‘carte'.

A respected sommelier will often employ his own staff that he/she will train alongside the front of house brigade. 

Sommelier jobs may have to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends in busy and demanding restaurant environments and will spend a lot of time speaking to customers and colleagues and visiting the kitchens and cellar.

Job requirements for wine Sommelier jobs

Sommeliers will have extensive training in all aspects of wine growing, harvesting and bottling and will have achieved qualifications from either WSET or another industry body. 

Sommeliers will be communicative and sociable individuals who are passionate and knowledgeable of wine and the wine industry and are professional and customer orientated.

As at January 2019, the UK average salary of a Sommelier is £26,400, however this will vary greatly dependant on role and experience.

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  1. front of house rep

    Location: Dunoon

    Salary: £8.72 p/h

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    We are recruiting staff for temporary live-in roles in the argyll area.
    Jobs are starting immediatley and we can offer free accomodation and discounted meals whilst on site.
    The position requires one year experience minimum in a hotel or restaurant.

    For more information please call Calum at Stafffinders Paisley for ...

  2. front of house

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: £8.72 p/h

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    We are recruiting staff for temporary live-in roles in the Argyll and Bute area.
    This could be in Dunoon or Drimsynie Holiday Village.
    Jobs are starting immediately, We would require a minimum of 1 year experience and 1 recent employment reference.
    This role is Live-in and would require you to ...

  3. Food and Beverage Manager

    Location: Perthshire

    Salary: £26000 to £28000 p/a

    Category: Restaurant Management

    Stafffinders are currently looking for an eager Food and Beverage Manager to lead a team at a luxury Perthshire Hotel. 

    To find out more about the role contact Pawel on pawel.kukulka@stafffinders.co.uk. 

    Thanks! 

  4. Chef De Partie

    Location: Perthshire

    Salary: £20000 to £22000 p/a

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are currently looking for a motivated Chef de Partie to join a team in at a luxury property based in Perthshire. 

    If you would like to hear more - contact Pawel at pawel.kukulka@stafffinders.co.uk or call 07779031414

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  5. Junior Sous

    Location: Inverness

    Salary: £22000 to £25000 p/a

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    Stafffinders are currently looking for a Junior Sous ready to step up his game. The property is a luxurious town house is located in the city centre of Inverness. 

    To find out more about the role - contact Pawel on pawel.kukulka@stafffinders.co.uk 

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