Glasgow Coffee Festival unveils partnership to help disadvantaged teens

Glasgow Coffee Festival is partnering with Hub International . Hub International works with disadvantaged young people to help them gain skills and training to launch careers in hospitality.

By attending this weekend’s Glasgow Coffee Festival you will help pay for the pioneering project, with profits committed to funding the scheme.

The scholarship is the product of a new long-term partnership between Glasgow Coffee Festival and Hub International. It will offer in-house training at the global social enterprise’s training deli in Glasgow city centre. Hub International provides training and opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds around the world to develop skills to thrive in hospitality roles. 

The Coffee Festival partnership – developed with support from Glasgow-based roaster Dear Green – is the first Hub International programme specifically focused on coffee. 

This scholarship will be awarded to budding baristas who are leaving education and are not in work. They’ll start the programme with employability training at the Hub International which covers confidence building, interview preparation, customer service, barista training and hospitality skills. They can also explore every avenue the coffee industry has to offer, from seeing real roasteries to visiting milk producers.

Once training has completed, scholarship recipients will undertake barista work experience. The Glasgow Coffee Festival will cover paid work placements within the coffee industry, where the trainees can build experience in roasting, marketing, sales and any other key avenues they are keen to develop skills in. 

Scholarship recipients will end their scholarship with the opportunity to deliver their own talk at the Glasgow Coffee Festival in 2024.

For more information on the businesses involved, and to find out more about the people behind them, visit the Glasgow Coffee Festival website here.

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