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As drinks sector gains momentum, T&J is looking for new engineers

In response to a hospitality industry getting back to business, and demand for cocktail machines, T&J is recruiting drinks dispense engineers once again. 

Based in Tamworth in the West Midlands, T&J Installations, the drinks field service division of Celli AMUK (Asset Management UK), is seeing rapid growth in demand for its services. This follows an understandably quieter period of business during national lockdowns. However, as on-trade venues have opened back up, Celli is quickly becoming a new force in drinks dispense and cellar services in the UK.

To meet demand, T&J is now recruiting 18 drinks dispense technician roles. These positions are available right across the country – from Greater London, and the East and West Midlands, up through to Manchester and into Scotland.

This recruitment drive began with vacancies in Durham, which have already been filled. The new positions are needed to also help deliver an extensive rollout of T&J’s cocktail dispenser. 

T&J HQ image 

Open to many, training provided

Drinks dispense technicians are a rare breed, and that’s why T&J is offering all the necessary training. The vacancies are suitable for people in a technical profession, such as a plumber, electrician or mechanic – perhaps with NVQ Level 2 or 3. They’re also open to those that are non-skilled who have a knack for technical tasks, a basic background in DIY or simply an interest in the industry.

Ian Jones, Managing Director of T&J Installations, said: “These positions are open to a wide range of people, and we particularly want to attract those early on in their professional life – aged around 19-21, as the profession has a lot to offer young people in search of a career in a technical role.  

“We know that younger generations have been hard hit professionally by the pandemic. With the drinks industry returning to form quicker than expected, we think it’s important to focus on young people and welcome them into the sector.  

“We’re going to provide all the training over a 6-month period, and we’ll be equipping these new recruits with everything they need to begin their career in this industry. It really is an excellent opportunity for someone starting out in their professional life.” 

Mechanically shaken, not stirred

These new engineers will also be vital in providing installation work within T&J’s rollout of its cocktail machine in a wide range of venues. Working on this innovative product makes the prospect of the opportunity even more exciting.

Ian Jones continued: “T&J has always been keen to embrace innovative drinks dispense solutions that deliver better efficiencies and higher quality products. Since becoming part of the Celli Group, this has been made all the more possible, with the development of a UK Centre of Excellence and Innovation.

“Our cocktail dispenser delivers a range of benefits to licensed premises. It enables them to offer cocktails without the costly, and sometimes complex, process of training staff on mixing. With quick dispense, cocktail orders no longer stunt serving rhythm – reducing queues at the bar. It also ensures cocktails are made with the correct measures – no overpours, making for low wastage – and easy stocktaking too.

T&J cocktail machine 2

Powering a vibrant industry 

T&J-trained drinks dispense engineers get involved in all aspects of drinks dispense, from surveying and specifying dispense systems, to installing and maintaining them. They work on both single-tap and multi-tap installations, and even the innovative volume dispense and FastPour systems, as well as temporary and mobile bars.

There’s variety in the customer base too – spanning the full range of hospitality sites, including high-profile stadium venues and outdoor events.
Interested applicants are encouraged to get in touch via T&J’s recruitment page or to send their CV to info@tjinstall.co.uk.

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