Pernod Ricard UK is rolling out its Jameson bursary to bartenders across the UK, offering them a chance to tap into a fund to support them in their careers in the on-trade.
It is seeking applications for any amount of money from £100 to £2,000 from bartenders to support their education and new projects and ideas – with a focus on “craft”.
It is part of The Jameson Works, a digital hub for stories about craft, developed to reflect the craft that goes into the Irish whiskey. Details of the bursary and past winners can be found at http://thejamesonworks.com/Bartenders.
Vicky Hoey, head of marketing at Pernod Ricard UK, said: “It doesn’t matter if you’re established or just starting out, we want to support those who have good ideas and good stories to tell.
“Whether you’re looking for funding for a training course, want to learn how to barrel-age a cocktail or in need of some of the finest tools of the trade, we’re here to help with our bartender bursary.
“Just tell us how much you need and what you need it for. You can apply for any amount of money from £100 to £2,000 – we want to support projects and ideas of all shapes and sizes and all we ask is that you share your story.
“We’re excited to see innovative, creative and craft-focused submissions.”
The James Works is designed as a collaborative environment that toasts great craft work and reveals the process behind the making of craft products.
Bartenders can apply on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jamesonambassadorcentraluk/ or by emailing their entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday April 10, 2016.
Entries must include a name, contact email and place of work. They need to include an explanation about what you want to create, or what you need funding for, what tools you need and the amount of money needed to achieve it, in no more than 300 words.
If possible, include photographs or a short video to help the Jameson team to visualise your work. You can submit more than one entry so keep the ideas coming. You must submit only entries that are your own work.
Entries aimed at or featuring people under the legal drinking age of 18 will not be accepted. Applicants need to live in the UK and be over 18.