Some of the team have been working on some very tough roles for the Scottish beer manufacture BrewDog!
Martin and James were bored with industrially brewed lager and they decided the best way to fix this undesirable predicament was to brew their own. They started in 2005 then around 2007 entered the Tesco craft beer competition and won first, second, third and fourth place….and got awarded the contract!
Both guys only 24 at the time, leased a building in Fraserburgh, got some scary bank loans, spent all their money on stainless steel and started making some hardcore craft beers. Martin and James brewed tiny batches, filled bottles by hand and sold their beers at local markets and out of the back of their beat up old van. The biggest mission when they set up BrewDog was to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as they truly are.
Solutions Driven started talking to BrewDog last year, we’ve always been a fan of the company so it was an exciting day when we were given some roles to source internationally! We are currently on searching and finding them some real quality candidates. The working relationship is only just beginning but we already feel like a part of their team!
On Friday afternoon we got a delivery around 3ish….we thought someone in the team’s usual Amazon delivery was at the door…but to our surprise it turned out to be 48 tins of beers from our new pals BrewDog! So at 4 O’clock we joined their team virally on their 4pm Friday beers! So again, Thanks BrewDog for bringing an awesome end to our working week!
A couple of our TalentSource team were invited along to the brewery for a tour on Monday. A really nice way to welcome us into the BrewDog team so we jumped at the chance! When SD arrived, we were treated to lunch in their canteen, this lunch included delicious pizza wraps and German lemonade/cokes. #TASTY
They have a fantastic relaxed working environment like no other, we even got to meet some of the 4 (real) dogs that their team bring to work. Our host had some samples at the ready! We tasted their blitz strawberry beer and 32% tactical nuclear penguin in the brewery, now that was lovely!
The team also had a full tour around the site, labs, brewery, distillery, warehouse, offices and gym! It was amazing! What a fantastic place to work. Nearly as cool as our office! The team even got to taste some of the raw ingredients!
Our guys were there for a full briefing of their current recruitment process as well as some other current/future focus roles and SD experienced the culture first hand.
It’s a totally innovate process that very much aligns to our thinking on how recruitment should be done and we’re looking forward to working with them very much so!
BrewDog kindly offered our team to stay on for a bit in the brew tap for pizzas and beers but as time was getting on past 4 o’clock and we had a three hour drive ahead, we politely declined and they sent us on our way with a 6 pack of Punk IPA! Nice one guys!
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