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Coffee: It's a career now.


We provide professional training for people who want satisfying jobs in specialty coffee – and who might not normally get a chance.

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Coffee: It's a career now.


We provide professional training for people who want satisfying jobs in specialty coffee – and who might not normally get a chance.

 

cultivating coffee TALENT IS HARD.

In Brighton and London we are pioneering a solution in partnership with some of the finest in specialty coffee. Best of all, it's free for cafés and often free for young people. 

 
 
 
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how it works


We offer different pathways for people to enter speciality coffee. Then, we can match trainees with job openings or provide a selection of CVs to an employer. 

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how it works


We offer different pathways for people to enter speciality coffee. Then, we can match trainees with job openings or provide a selection of CVs to an employer. 

Learn More

specialty coffee: a growing sector with a need for talent

Excellent baristas can be hard to come by — as hard as finding a job without relevant experience. Pro Baristas helps the booming speciality coffee sector hire well-rounded talent while opening pathways for young people in a compelling new field.  

In the drive to make coffee more delicious, speciality coffee shops face a shortage of skilled staff. Training is expensive, turnover is high and social investment is often an afterthought.  

Meanwhile, an alarming number of NEETs (those not in education, employment or training) face adulthood without the leverage to wedge their way into a satisfying occupation — though many are keen to work in coffee. 

Pro Baristas offers a way into professional work for the underemployed, from year-long apprenticeships to SCAE-certified short courses and bespoke, long-term coaching for people lacking confidence and support.  

Recent graduates are already managing coffee shops, training staff and launching businesses throughout speciality coffee. 

Pro Baristas' in-house curriculum covers both industry-leading coffee certificates and a holistic approach to employability. English and maths, business skills, coffee sourcing and hospitality are among the subjects covered. We also train on the latest tech, including Nuova Simonelli Aurelia 2s with T3 technology and temperature-controlled Mythos One grinders.

Above all, Pro Baristas cultivates community and creativity for people at different stages of life looking to find satisfying work.

 

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING


Andrew Tolley Co-Founder of Taylor St. Baristas

Andrew Tolley

Co-Founder of Taylor St. Baristas

Finding the right people for your speciality coffee business is hard. Finding the right people with relevant skills is nigh on impossible. Pro Baristas is changing this. It develops the hard and soft skills that speciality focused coffee businesses need from their people, so that they can deliver the service and quality of coffee that customers want.
Pro Baristas offered highly informative and visual classes with lots of practical hands on experience. Everyone was friendly, passionate and willing to learn which made our classes very interesting and rewarding.
Monique Gilbert Apprenticeship Graduate

Monique Gilbert

Apprenticeship Graduate

Rachel Elliot Apprenticeship Graduate

Rachel Elliot

Apprenticeship Graduate

The apprenticeship scheme allowed me to learn, work and make life-long friends, all while getting a qualification that I can use internationally. The knowledge gained from the course is completely priceless and has given me a career in a field I enjoy.
The support I was given to find a job was amazing. In fact, I got the job I had been put in contact with the day I passed my exam! It was fantastic.
Randa Toko Barista Foundations Graduate

Randa Toko

Barista Foundations Graduate

One of The observer's "50 best things in food"

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get in touch


Are you a coffee employer in need of talent? A young person looking to get started? An event manager in search of pop-up coffee service? Talk to us.

get in touch


Are you a coffee employer in need of talent? A young person looking to get started? An event manager in search of pop-up coffee service? Talk to us.

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Feel free to use the form below or send an email to: info@probaristas.com

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