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Coffee training academy in King’s Cross offering free barista courses

PUBLISHED: 15:25 15 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:33 19 August 2019

One student gets to grip with the coffee machine. Picture: Liz Gregg

One student gets to grip with the coffee machine. Picture: Liz Gregg

Liz Gregg

A barista training academy hopes to cut unemployment in Kings Cross by opening a new training centre in the area.

Eve Wagg, CEO of Well Grounded. Picture: Liz GreggEve Wagg, CEO of Well Grounded. Picture: Liz Gregg

Well Grounded is offering anyone seeking work free barista training by qualified coffee chefs through two- to nine-week courses at its new centre in Camley St this September.

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Students will leave with industry-approved qualifications, work experience, and have assistance finding a job in local cafés.

A spokesperson said: "By positioning our academies in areas of high deprivation, we want to give those furthest away from the job market the opportunities to develop a new craft and match them to vacancies in their local area."

One student gets to grip with the coffee machine. Picture: Liz GreggOne student gets to grip with the coffee machine. Picture: Liz Gregg

The NGO is helping anyone aged between 18 and 60 actively seeking employment or on zero hours contracts with a right to work in the UK.

Applications have opened and anyone interested can contact info@wellgroundedjobs.co.uk.


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