Springboard Barista Training Day
We invited Springboard and a group of their trainees along to our HQ in Liverpool for a full day barista experience. They had a rounded introduction to the coffee industry which included cupping coffee, understanding different brewing methods, making milk-based drinks, developing teamwork and then they went on to design their own coffee shop logos! It was great to see such creativity on the day, and it was a roaring success all round.
When asked how they found the day, Tom from Springboard said:
’Last Wednesday was fantastic! Sean and Patrick did an amazing job at not only showing the trainees the relevant barista skills but also did a great job at engaging them and getting them excited about the industry. I think it was really helpful and at least three of them are now pursuing coffee as their main job role’.
It was fantastic to see the learners engaged in all the activities and the Barfection team were delighted to have been a part of the day.
Springboard is a sector-specific employability charity offering a suite of employability programmes to support young people to overcome barriers, improve their skills and gain employment. An integral element of Springboard’s support is the engagement with employers and the workplace, through industry visits, careers talks and interview preparation. These activities are facilitated by Springboard and delivered by their ambassadors. These are people working in all levels of the industry that are trained by Springboard to engage with participants, promote the industry and their business as a great place to work. They help identify potential talent, mentor participants and recruit for their current vacancies.
After such a triumphant day, we are looking to develop our colloboration with further projects, including a cocktail training day. We look forward to working with Springboard more closely over the coming months.
A massive thanks to our coffee suppliers, Adams and Russell, and to Monkeyboard for their ongoing support and for supplying us with coffee and equipment on the day.
THRIVE & BARFECTION HOST MOCKTAIL MAKING TASTER SESSIONS TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE INTO TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY.
Thursday 24TH March, 2022 – Thrive LCR Careers Hub joined forces with Barfection to host Mocktail and Coffee Making Taster Sessions to help young people access a range of training opportunities in the hospitality industry. The day was arranged to offer people aged 16-24 the chance to gain an insight into the traineeship courses that Barfection offer, and give new opportunities to those who access Thrive.
The event was a great success with 12 young people partaking in the masterclass over the afternoon, and most of them signing up to access the traineeships on offer.
A small team from Barfection were on hand to help the groups with making mocktails and coffee, using a range of specialist equipment. It was great to see the confidence boost these young people experienced when they were able to get hands on, and realise the potential they have.
"Thrive CIC is a unique careers hub that exists to inspire and support young people in Liverpool City Region in to secure and meaningful employment so that they can live happy, safe and fulfilling lives."
The venue is situated in a welcoming coffee shop, recreating the job search experience from a formal, potentially daunting one, in to a relaxed and positive one. It was great to be on hand, and see how many young people walked through the door to a supportive and friendly environment.
Barfection Training is an independent educational institution that aims to support and enhance the lives and careers of those that work or wish to work in the hospitality sector with a sole focus on front of house. The traineeships on offer are aimed at young people aged 16-24 years of age, with little or no experience in hospitality.
Following the event’s success, there are already plans in place to host another event at Thrive, to assist many more young people into training and employment, and provide a stepping stone to those without any experience or qualifications.