SWA Jobs Report Jan 2012
15 Feb 2012
It only takes three ingredients to make Scotch Whisky - water,
yeast and cereal. Behind that simple recipe are thousands of highly
trained and dedicated people who make Scotch Whisky, the world's
leading international spirit.
Across Scotland, 10,000 people are directly employed and over
35,000 jobs are supported by the industry. This report provides a
snapshot of the many people employed in the industry. It gives a
flavour of the diversity of skills and highlights the importance of
the industry to local communities.
The jobs range from Maltsters and Stillmen through to jobs in
packaging, distribution and marketing. Every one of them is crucial
to the industry's success. Training them and developing their
skills is one of our priorities.
We never cease to be amazed by the passion of people employed in
the Scotch Whisky industry, many of whom dedicate their entire
working lives to it. We hope that you enjoy reading our report and
discovering the people behind the brands. With their endeavour and
your support Scotch Whisky can continue to be both an iconic
Scottish export and a major employer at home.