Thatchers Business Apprentice - Brand Academy

At Thatchers, we have been making cider with care and expertise since 1904. We are a family owned business in its fourth generation and you will often see Martin and John Thatcher going about their daily work here on Myrtle Farm in Somerset. Each generation has brought their own positive change to Thatchers, whether it was Stan’s commitment to making old-fashioned draught farmhouse cider, or Martin and John’s innovations with single variety ciders. Each generation also passing on their secrets, from how to encourage bees to pollinate apple blossom and looking after the 150-year-old oak vats where the cider matures, to the art of cider making itself. Our cidermakers love to marry traditional techniques with state of the art technology to create ciders that are smooth, fresh and full of flavour.

  This is an opportunity to work as an apprentice within the commercial side of the business, supporting marketing, sales, retail and customer service.


As part of the role you will complete the L3 business administration apprenticeship as well as additional training specific to Thatchers.

The apprenticeship has been designed to give you the specific skills and knowledge to become a confident member of the commercial team.

This role will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience within our highly successful and creative sales and marketing teams. It will be your job to support these departments and gain commercial experience that can progress your career within sales and marketing.


– A people person, good at building relationships and work well in a team

– A self starter with a pro-active attitude who always delivers

– Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

– The ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and results driven

-Willing to go above and beyond to provide world class customer service

– Customer focused


Thatchers is committed to the development and training of its employees. As a graduate recruit you will complete a training programme that is bespoke to your role and Thatchers. This could consist of a higher apprenticeship programme, masters level qualification, industry training and our own inhouse training and development. We would aim to develop not only your technical skills, but your commercial awareness and personal development.


To be successful here, you need to be a remarkable person who gets stuff done and will share the same enthusiasm and passion for our cider and business as we do. You will be pro-active, have a passion to learn and relish operating in a fast paced, demanding and high tech environment.

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