Name: Julia Scales
Job title: Senior account manager, sales division
Company: The Antique Wine Company
Number of employees: 25
What’s it like to work for your company? Every day is different there are new challenges ahead every morning.
Why is it a good employer? Your loyalty and hard work never go unnoticed.
What’s the best thing about working there? The extraordinary people we meet along the way, who share our passion for wine.
Does the company offer any unusual benefits? Tasting some of the world’s greatest wines!
How does the company differ from its rivals? We provide exceptional service to our clients. We are also able to source rare vintages as we have excellent relationships with producers.
Is there a definable company culture? The company is adaptable, energetic, creative and forever evolving.
If the company were a car what would it be and why? A Bentley classic, but progressive, and luxurious.
What’s the training like and what qualifications can I earn? Wine and Spirit Educational Trust courses are available at all levels, and we offer bespoke management and sales training from Rightrack.
Has the company won any awards or been recognised in the last few years as an employer? We have set a new Guinness world record for the sale of the most valuable bottle of white wine in the world an 1811 Chateau d’Yquem, which sold for £75,000.
What has been your proudest achievement of the past 12 months? Adapting quickly to the immense growth the company has experienced, which has led us to move to our wonderful new offices in fashionable Marylebone.
Are you looking for any people right now? We are always looking for charismatic, skilled sales people who have a genuine interest in wine. We are expanding our office in Hong Kong, so we are looking for highly qualified, experienced staff members to join the team there.
How does one go about applying for a job? Contact Nicholas Connell, our HR manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What tips would you offer job seekers? My tip would be to learn to prioritise and multitask. As we are a small company and expanding constantly, it is always busy! You would also need a genuine interest in fine wine. A friendly professional demeanour is crucial, as is an ability to manage top-tier clientele so make sure you hone your social skills. Finally, obtain formal qualifications to bolster experience and work hard!
How do I find out more about the company? Visit http://www.antique-wine.com.
Are you, or is the company, working on anything exciting right now that you can tell us about? Yes, we are launching our AWC Wine Academy. It is very different to any wine school currently in the marketplace you can find out how by checking it out on our website!