Archway student laps up dream festival beer tester job
PUBLISHED: 12:29 16 September 2011
A lucky student has been paid £10,000 to test beer at major summer festivals.
James Clee, 21, of Hargrave Park, Archway, landed the dream job after he was chosen from more than 5,000 to check the temperature of Budweiser products.
With the official title of “beer executive officer”, he went to the popular Run to the Sun event in Newquay, Cornwall, and Creamfields in Daresbury, Cheshire, and rubbed shoulders with famous DJs including Eddie Halliwell and Grooverider while taking full advantage of his all access pass for the live music and entertainment.
His role was simply to ensure Budwieser’s new brand Bud66 was served at the right temperature and also to complete a video diary.
James said: “I saw the competition through Facebook and you had to explain why you would make the perfect beer executive officer for Budweiser. I wrote that ‘like Budweiser I was quite cool and had a good head on me’.
“I had an amazing time and felt very important. It meant I did not have to get a summer job.”
Iain Newell from Bud66 said: “For many the job spec read like a dream position with sociable hours, excellent day rate and the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people.”
“It has been great to work with James this summer. He’s done an excellent job and we’re really pleased he enjoyed both festivals.”
James, originally from Swansea, used his winnings to pay for a holiday in Crete with his girlfriend.
He has just gained a law degree from University College London in Bloomsbury.
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