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Barista Apprenticeship Pret A Manger

The Barista role ensures excellent Barista prepared drinks quality, knowledge, understanding and amazing service with Pret “Buzz”. The Barista ensures efficient back counter operation, cleanliness, maintenance and team training. The role guarantees that customers always receive the drink they expect.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per working week; shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    03 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

At Pret A Manger you will be working towards a Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship - Barista over the course of 15 months.

A Pret Barista works as part of a team in a Pret shop to ensure all Barista prepared drinks are served to the required Pret standard. A Barista should be available during all coffee trading peaks. At other trading times the coffee area should be covered by either a Barista or Team Member Star Coffee to ensure that Barista prepared drinks are always delivered to a consistent standard.

Key responsibilities:

Right Pret People: Barista prepared drink Training

  • To coach and train Team Member Star Coffee and Baristas in Training on Barista prepared drinks and standards
  • To liaise with the TMT to ensure all Barista prepared drink training is planned and carried out as appropriate
  • To carry out Coffee team briefs and attend any relevant meetings, courses and conferences relating to Barista Prepared Drinks when appropriate
  • To ensure all hot drink training material is available and up to date
  • To follow Pret’s dress code and be immaculately presented, wearing the correct Barista uniform at all times

Amazing Service: Creating Pret Buzz

  • To positively engage with customers and the team about Pret’s Coffee story and Coffee menu to ensure Pret Buzz. To call down the queue to bust queues
  • To serve Barista prepared drinks to the 60 second standard, communicating to customers and the team when this is not possible
  • To ensure Coffee calling is clear, appropriate and consistent to the customers and team
  • To “wow” customers with latte art

Delicious Food & Drink: Excellent Barista prepared drinks quality & knowledge

  • To make all Barista prepared drinks to Pret standards
  • To role model Coffee knowledge and to maintain an understanding about Pret’s Barista prepared drinks and standards
  • To be able to communicate with confidence key messages about Pret Barista prepared drinks and standards
  • To maintain milk quality and Coffee quality through tasting and weighing relevant Barista prepared drinks
  • To be responsible for the results of Coffee Confidence visits and the coffee sections of the Mystery Shopper and 3D Review
  • To role model Barista prepared drink standard updates and new product launches
  • To report any Barista prepared drink ingredient quality issues to your Manager
  • To role model an understanding of Barista prepared drinks in other retailers to be familiar with the different product names

Well Loved Shop: Barista prepared drink counter operation, cleanliness & maintenance

  • To maintain the Barista prepared drinks equipment, Barista box and daily & weekly checks to Pret standards 
  • To view the Barista prepared drinks counter through a customer’s eyes and clean as you go!
  • To role model the 5 point check to ensure you are set for success
  • To carry out log checks, thermometer calibrations and dribble tests in line with Pret standards
  • To role model all aspects of ‘health & safety’ in accordance with the law and Pret standards 
  • To role model aspects of ‘food safety’ in accordance with the law and Pret standards

Shop Profitability: Barista prepared drinks waste control

  • To manage the waste levels of Barista prepared drink ingredients
  • To action any issues relating to stock variances and waste for Barista Prepared Drinks as required by your Manager

Growing Sales: Maximising Barista prepared drinks Sales

  • To have a weekly sales target and share this with the team
  • To know your shop Barista prepared drinks sales versus total sales and the mix
  • To ensure sufficient stocks of Barista prepared drink ingredients, packaging and small equipment
  • To use promotional waste to sample and recognise customers with appropriate volume of drinks via Joy of Pret

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

None! We’re just looking for your passion, personality and desire to learn and progress in the industry!

Personal qualities

  • Passion
  • Great execution 
  • Team working 
  • Retail savvy
  • Clear talking 
  • Open to change

Desired qualifications

No Qualifications Required!

Future prospects

Ongoing Support and development!

Things to consider

The vacancy close date is a guide, if a successful candidate is found the vacancy will be closed early.

About the employer

Since opening our first shop in 1986, Pret's mission has been simple. To serve freshly made food and good organic coffee, whilst also trying to do the right thing. That's why our food is handmade in our shop kitchens throughout the day and anything we don't sell, goes to charity. That's also why our coffee is 100% organic (and always will be) and our Coffee Fund is supporting the next generation of farmers. It's (partly) what we think makes Pret special.


Pret A Manger


Unit 1


Euston Road


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

  • Hospitality Team Member Barista Level 2 
  • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality team member

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Dec 2021