During the Covid-19 lockdown, Wine Cellar has thankfully experienced buoyant trading and a jolt forward in SA’s new digital economy. Many of our fine wine clients are content to wait…

During the Covid-19 lockdown, Wine Cellar has thankfully experienced buoyant trading and a jolt forward in SA’s new digital economy.

Many of our fine wine clients are content to wait for delivery, as wines require time to mature or are purchased for a special occasion. We are however extremely concerned about the state of our economy and especially our closely-connected hospitality industry.

We are hosting a series of #SkillsChallenge video workshops before offering 4 paid apprenticeships at Wine Cellar post-lockdown.

We invite all hospitality industry job-seekers who have an interest in wine to join us for a series of Zoom webinars. The Wine Cellar team, along with industry experts, will offer insight into the SA wine industry, its various positions and the skills required to succeed.

Post-lockdown, we are offering FOUR 3-month paid apprenticeships to unemployed hospitality industry workers. Successful candidates will be considered for full-time positions.

THREE WEEKLY SESSIONS


Each week we will assemble a panel of professionals and introduce a new skill set for discussion. To join the workshop, visit Zoom here and join us using the meeting ID: 896 5427 7902

SESSION 1: Professional fine wine sales (Friday, 22 May at 6 pm)
Our sales team will discuss the skills behind selling fine wine. We will explain our personal positions, daily activities and career paths so you can learn more about the industry and what it takes to be a fine wine professional.

SESSION 2: Wine marketing & logistics (Friday, 29 May at 6 pm)
We will delve into the world of wine marketing in SA, with a strong focus on e-commerce and digital marketing. Further, we discuss the logistics and administration skills required in the world of fine wine.

SESSION 3: Winemaking & viticulture (Friday, 5 June at 6 pm)
In our final webinar, we will host a panel of local winemakers and winegrowers to talk us through their journeys in the industry and the skills that are required to be successful.

 

AVAILABLE APPRENTICESHIPS


TWO WAREHOUSE APPRENTICESHIPS

  • 3-month contract post-lockdown
  • Entry-level position
  • Cape Town-based

TWO FINE WINE SALES APPRENTICESHIPS

  • 3-month contract post-lockdown
  • Mid-level position
  • Cape Town-based

Please send your CV and a short motivational letter to apprenticeship@winecellar.co.za.

 

ACCEPT THE #SKILLSCHALLENGE


Wine Cellar CEO, Roland Peens, would like to challenge all CEOs across SA and around the world to consider similar initiatives. Which industry can YOU assist? What skills can YOU transfer to the market?

View more information, including a Q&A with Roland Peens, here.

 

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