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14th July 2023

Carling brewer to scrap CVs for job interviews

Jobseekers will no longer be asked to provide a CV when applying for certain roles at the brewer of major beer brands including Carling, Coors and Madrí Excepcional.

Molson Coors Beverage Company will no longer require candidates to provide details such as level of education and prior experience for a range of roles including in its HR division and on-trade sales and technical services teams, a department of over 500 people.

The brewer, which employs more than 2,000 people in the UK, said it wanted to recruit people for these roles based solely on potential, rather on specific competencies, to make the recruitment process more inclusive and encourage a more diverse range of people to apply.

Applicants for these roles will undergo gamified, task-based psychometric assessments, developed in partnership with specialists Arctic Shores, that detect natural aptitude for a role and neuroscientific behavioural assessments that chart psychological traits and model how a person will react in different situations.

Phil Whitehead, Managing Director for Western Europe at Molson Coors Beverage Company, said: “CVs simply aren’t necessary for all job roles. They encourage recruiters to focus on details, like the school or university someone went to, that don’t really speak to the person’s true potential. This increases the chances of unconscious bias creeping into the selection process and disadvantages those who didn’t get the opportunity to attend a great school or access internships and work experience.

“We believe in finding people who are the right fit for our business that demonstrate the raw talent, drive and inclusive values that we look for. It’s then up to us to provide them with the training and support they need to reach their full potential.”

The approach launches alongside Molson Coors agreeing a new partnership with Bridge of Hope Careers, a recruitment portal that connects businesses with applicants from less advantaged backgrounds.

Phil Whitehead added: “We’re striving to be a truly inclusive employer. To do that, we must be constantly looking for new ways to remove barriers that prevent people with lots to offer getting into good jobs, when all they need is the right support. There are busloads of talented people out there – it’s our responsibility as employers to go out and find them.”

Molson Coors has already introduced a number of progressive recruitment initiatives as part of its inclusive hiring approach. This includes ensuring an equal number of men and women are shortlisted for roles, and a new pilot across its IT, Sales and Supply Chain teams of sharing interview questions with candidates in advance to accommodate people with learning disabilities or those who have neurodivergent characteristics. After the pilot concludes, the intention is to roll this approach out across the entire UK business.

The brewer has also partnered with Working Mums & Dads to help improve support for parents returning to work.

In 2019, the company launched ‘Life leave’ in the UK, giving employees an extra two weeks of annual leave they can use for significant life moments like moving house or helping a new pet to settle.

One of the first people to benefit from the new CV-less application process was Hannah Butler, who has just joined the HR team as a Junior Talent Acquisition Consultant from a technical services background.

Hannah said: “It can be quite off-putting when you see some roles that ask for a certain number of years’ experience or qualifications. It’s frustrating too when you know you‘d be great at a job but aren’t able to tick certain boxes on the application.

“Taking away some of those requirements gave me the confidence to apply and a belief that I really could get the job. It makes a real difference and I hope it will give others like me the same confidence to apply for a role at Molson Coors.”


About Molson Coors

For over two centuries Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people for all of life’s moments. In the UK and Ireland we now have four breweries, with our UK home in the renowned brewing town, Burton upon Trent, and a nearly 300-year-old cider press in Suffolk.

Molson Coors produces some of the most beloved and iconic beer brands ever made. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle. Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK and Ireland includes Aspall Cyder, Atlantic Pale Ale, Cobra, Madri Excepcional, Pravha, Staropramen and Rekorderlig, alongside popular favourites Coors, Carling – the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale – Doom Bar.

Molson Coors Beverage Company is a publicly traded company that is traded on the New York and Canadian Stock Exchange (TAP). The company’s commitment to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment is reflected in Our ImPrint and our 2025 sustainability targets. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors.

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