Coffee#1 is a chain of coffee shops with a difference. The company was founded by James Shapland who began investing in stocks with his pocket money at the age of 12. He invested in his own company, Coffee#1, in 2001. Opening its first store in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff the company has continued to expand rapidly and there are now almost 50 stores around Wales, the west of England and the south of England. Coffe#1 is an award winning company, having won ‘Best UK Coffee Chain’ on numerous occasions and it is now owned by fellow Cardiff-based company, Brains, a famous brewing company in the city.
Coffee#1 is a company specialising in serving fine coffees to its customers so students and young people looking for full time jobs and part time jobs with Coffee#1 will be working as part of a team of people who are passionate about coffee and who are passionate about serving coffee to customers. Those are the three requirements for Coffee#1 jobs: friendly and enthusiastic, great customer service and teamwork skills and a love of great coffee.
Coffee#1 jobs should especially suit those of you looking to forge a full time career in the coffee industry. Coffee#1 is an ethical company, using ethical coffee beans and sourcing their milk from local dairy farmers. People who work at Coffee#1 can also find themselves working in some of England and Wales most characterful buildings where exposed brickwork and original features make each store individual.
For those of you who do manage to land Coffee#1 jobs, you will be trained in the art of coffee by professional coffee trainers so that you can give customers an excellent coffee experience in a confident and cheerful manner. Entry level jobs will see you trained up to barista standards and then for those of you who want to progress through the Coffee#1 company, other positions could be as Head Barista, supervisory roles, management positions and above.
Coffee#1 are expanding fast. With a head office in Cardiff, there are a handful of outlets in this city as well as Bristol. Student jobs and roles for school leavers with Coffee#1 are going to suit those of you who are based in South and West Wales, the west of England and the south. There are also plans for the company to expand to the southwest. With around 50 stores in this small area of the United Kingdom, there could well be a store local to where you are studying or living. If you are unsure where your nearest Coffee#1 coffee shop is, take a look at their store locator, here.
Coffee#1 recruit their staff on a rolling basis and interview people for roles whenever a job vacancy arises. You can view current vacancies via the careers section of the Coffee#1 website or download an application form. Coffee#1 jobs will vary between store as each store has its own individual opening hours (although all of them are open 7 days a week). Part time hours could be good for students looking for weekend jobs.
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