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Title:  Learning and Development Consultant

Learning & Development Consultant

Salary: Up to 45,000 plus flexible benefits including:

  • Double-matched pension (up to 10% of base pay)
  • Comprehensive opportunities to develop via our learning platform and courses
  • A monthly case of our delicious ciders and beers!

Location: Hereford (Covering Hereford, Ledbury and our Orchards)
Function: People / Supply Chain
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date:
Friday 3rd February 2023

Why join HEINEKEN Hereford?

You may not know this but at HEINEKEN we love apples!  We own orchards, a fruit mill, and the world’s largest Cider plant (or Ciderie as we like to call it) in Herefordshire.

We’re famous for beer but we own some of the UK’s most loved Cider brands including Strongbow, Bulmer’s Old Mout, Inch’s and Symonds to name a few.

At our Hereford site we employ just over 300 colleagues, and we pride ourselves in having a fantastic site, with a great safety record, producing great quality cider.

About the role

Do you have a real interest in helping our colleagues be developed to the best of their abilities? We are looking for a Learning & Development Consultant to join the site at Hereford.


‘This is a core role on site, working collaboratively with colleagues, people managers and our site leadership team.  It’s a role where you can significantly impact the quality of what we do and the learning culture on site’ Laura, Hiring Manager

Our L&D Consultant at Hereford is part of the Brewery Operations L&D team, with peers at each of our UK sites, owning the operational capability and development agenda of their site, aligning it to the overall People Plan.

Reporting to the site People Business Partner you’ll have responsibility for embedding the site people development plans. You will coach colleagues in using our Managed Learning Service Partner, Hemsley Fraser. Providing our colleagues with various channels in which to learn to accommodate all learning styles– will be a real driver for you and the uptake of those tools by colleagues will be a measurement of your success.

This is also a great opportunity to get involved in the development of our entry-level talent. We’ve recently hired a significant number of apprentices and graduates so your support in the development and the delivery of apprenticeship programmes will be vital to their success.

About you
To be a success in this role you’ll be able to pull on previous experience in a Learning & Development role with examples of developing and delivering a range of capability interventions from face to face to online solutions, ideally within an environment of high-volume learning. As well as a positive attitude, the ideal candidate may have:


  • Experience of working with senior management teams to design, deliver and embed capability plans
  • Great stakeholder management
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships and “bring the outside in” by implementing industry best practice
  • Qualifications in Learning and Development
  • A continuous improvement mindset that can engage leaders and colleagues


We’re building a future that embraces innovation, sustainability, diversity and, of course, the opportunity for our 2,400 UK colleagues to make the most of their careers.

We encourage all our colleagues to grow and reach their full potential. We’re also well-aware that successful careers seldom run in a straight line, so if you’re in search of fresh opportunities (including global or cross-functional moves), mentoring or simply want to pick up a new skill, you’ll have access to all the support you need.

Caring for people & the planet is one of our core values and we understand that each of our colleagues’ needs and circumstances are different. This is why we have a smarter working policy in place which includes access to hybrid working, flexible start and finish times and condensed hours, to name a few.

Our colleagues love life at HEINEKEN, and we’re confident you’ll feel the same way – but don’t take our word for it. Search the #LifeAtHEINEKENUK hashtag on LinkedIn to hear from our colleagues about what makes HEINEKEN such a special business to be a part of.

The Application
If you like what you’ve read and want to explore this opportunity further, please apply before the closing date listed at the top of the advert.


Please note, we may close vacancies early where we receive significant numbers of applications, so don’t delay!

If you need any adjustments made to support your application, for example if you require information in different formats, or if you have any accessibility issues, then we’re more than happy to review our processes – please feel free to get in touch with us as

In all likelihood the ideal candidate for this role won’t meet every single requirement in this advert, in fact we all need the opportunity to grow and develop in role.  We understand some applicants are less likely to apply to jobs unless they feel they meet every single qualification. The team at HEINEKEN would encourage you to submit an application if the advert has piqued your interest rather than ruling yourself out based on any self-limiting beliefs. You never know, you may be exactly what we’re looking for!




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