Cafe Assistant Traineeship - Olive Community Project (16-24)

Catering & Hospitality
Course Types
Apprenticeship, Traineeship or Study Programme
Study method
In Person
Student Type
College Leaver (19+), School Leaver (16+)
Training Level
Entry Level / Skills for Life

At Olive ROC Cafe you will undertake a traineeship that will provide you with the opportunity to learn valuable skills in customer service and food hygiene. Working as part of a friendly team you will experience gaining work skills in a front facing, customer service role. You will also learn basic cooking skills and barista skills.

Closing date:  30 Jan 2022


Traineeship details

Working in what can be a fast-paced cafe environment you will employ customer service skills and will gain the ability to work with a variety of people in a front facing role.

You will learn the skills required to work to a high level regarding the preparation and service of food to the highest standard.  You will also learn the importance of health and hygiene in this working environment on a practical level. 

Tasks may include:

  • Taking customer orders and payments
  • Preparing and serving sandwiches and cakes
  • Cleaning and tidying work areas, equipment, and coffee machines
  • Preparing and service hot beverages 

This Traineeship work experience is part of an education and training programme that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core is the Work Preparation training, English, and maths for those who need it, and a high-quality work experience placement.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and give you the work preparation training, maths, English, Digital Skills, and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.

This Traineeship Opportunity is unwaged.

Are you eligible?   

Are you currently not in a job? Do you have little or no work experience?
Are you aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4?

No formal qualifications required but an interest to learn new skills.

Training to be provided

This Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, Functional Skills maths, and English support for those who require it and a high-quality work experience placement.

  • Customer service skills 
  • In-house barista training 
  • Food hygiene (could include level 2 food hygiene qualification)
  • Food preparation 
  • Basic cooking skills 
  • Safety in the workplace 
  • Professional development 
  • Understanding the importance of PPE 


What this will lead to

After successful completion of the Traineeship course, you will receive a certificate of completion and a letter of reference as a minimum, to support future job applications.

You will gain essential work skills, customer service and hygiene skills essential to