Starbucks offers barista apprenticeships in Croydon

Although one branch of Starbucks in central Croydon is set for closure, the company is recruiting apprentice baristas in the area.Redesigned logo used from 2011-present.

Apprentices will have paid employment, training in an artisan skill and customer service while gaining Level 2 qualifications in barista mastery and customer service. The apprenticeship is a full time job so you will work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Doing a real job, getting paid while learning, you will start earning from day one at the same rate as our baristas (£6.53 per hour). As your skills develop your pay will increase accordingly. You’ll also get additional benefits such as free products and stock options.

No two days are the same. You’ll play a key role and show off your talent in providing world class service, delivering the perfect hand crafted beverage, sharing coffee knowledge, cash handling, stock control and maintaining your store.

Working flexibly, so you can have a social life, the apprenticeship will take 12 months with a combination of on the job, classroom and webinar training. You’ll build up your knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications at the same time.

To really master your new skills you will learn mostly through mentoring from your store manager and buddy. The majority of your learning will come from “real” Starbucks activities such as store projects that develop/use your new skills.

Starbucks will ensure you have support. Our job is to ensure that your training fits your personal needs, offer the skills for the job and help you through any times of struggle.

The apprenticeship will be demanding and rewarding. It will give you transferable skills to help you make choices about your future.

We are seeking optimistic candidates that show strong initiative and are looking to gain a variety of transferable skills while building a retail management career.

Candidates do not need any specific skills or qualifications.

Personal Qualities

  • Strong sense of pride
  • Sense of responsibility & initiative
  • The urge to learn & help others
  • Optimistic & positive attitude
  • Strong caring nature
  • Desire to be part of & contribute to a supportive team
  • Strong need to connect with others

Benefits and rewards: discounts, free products, competitive salary, Bean Stock: be a shareholder, pension scheme and rewards for length of service & great performance

Reality check: The role involves a lot of standing/moving on one’s feet for the majority of the day. Working in an environment that serves hot beverages it can get very warm behind the espresso bar

Starbucks stores can open early (6am) & close late (11pm). Baristas need to be able to get to work & home safely and on time when occasionally working at these times.

Your career doesn’t have to stop at the Barista Apprenticeship there’s opportunity to progress to the supervisor role & higher level apprenticeships. Grow your career with Starbucks with our training programmes:

  1. World Class Barista training
  2. Coffee Master Programme
  3. Starbucks University: apprenticeships
  4. Leadership training
  5. Retail business management training

To apply for the apprenticeship please send your CV to or call 01623410032 and ask to speak to Jon. Please mention that you saw the ad on Inside Croydon.

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2 Responses to Starbucks offers barista apprenticeships in Croydon

  1. Which Starbucks is going to close?

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