80 people now work for Bruichladdich on the island of Islay, with a further 23 based in Glasgow. By basing typically ‘mainland’ functions on Islay, we are able to offer varied career opportunities to our workplace. Roles offered in human resources, design, hospitality, customer services, bottling and communications are not the norm on Islay, but they add vibrancy to our distillery.
The benefits we offer also helped us qualify. Living Wage employment, a bonus scheme available to all our staff, annual cost of living adjustments as well as private healthcare, life assurance provisions and 34 days paid annual leave are all standard.
For the fitness fanatics, we offer an optional cycle to work scheme, corporate gym membership, health & wellbeing day and we come together for a staff sports day once a year. During our community day, we committed 500+ hours of working time to voluntary projects and we know it doesn’t really count but our staff Christmas party alone is worth working the year for!
We’re also a diverse employer with a sound training and development program that’s seen 41 of our staff either promoted internally or transferred to departments that better suited their work/life balance. 8 of our 18 senior management are female, and we have an age range represented from 19 to 75 years of age.