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The number of jobs in the beer and cider industries open for application linked to digitalisation more than doubled in the first half of the year compared to the second six months of 2022, data shows.

Between 1 January and 30 June, 1,154 “active” positions related to digitalisation were listed by the brewers and cider makers monitored by GlobalData, Just Drinks’ parent. In the second half of last year, 562 roles were advertised. “Active” jobs are roles open for application.

GlobalData’s Job Analytics database tracks daily job postings across multiple industries, including consumer goods. As part of the research and intelligence company’s analysis, it groups jobs by theme, providing an indication of where businesses are focusing their hiring efforts.

Open digitalisation jobs in beer and cider categories, H1 2023. Credit: GlobalData
Open digitalisation jobs in beer and cider categories, H1 2023. Credit: GlobalData

The database lists jobs by company and the top five companies in beer and cider hiring for in the field of digitalisation were: Anheuser-Busch; Diageo; US-based Granite City Food & Brewery; UK brewer Adnams; and Molson Coors Beverage Co.

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In absolute terms, the most common theme of open jobs in the beer and cider categories combined was ‘global macro outlook’, GlobalData suggested. The research and intelligence group classified 9,161 roles in that area, up 12% on the second half of 2022.