Serving up success
We launched the campaign in June, in the lead up to the summer job-hunting season by commissioning research which revealed that over a third of people (34%) felt that their first job helped them to prepare for future roles.
Respondents agreed that their first job provided a good grounding in the vital skills of communication, teamwork and customer services, which they still use to this day.
It’s incredibly encouraging to hear that so many of us feel that the people we work with make our first job so memorable, with nearly half of Brits (47%) staying in touch with people they first worked with. What’s more, two fifths (39%) of respondents surveyed would love to meet their first boss again and share the successes they’ve achieved over their career.
Our research found that over half (53%) of those surveyed were interested in career advice sessions. This provided us with the opportunity to explore how we could extend our career offering by piloting free workshops in Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester, dedicated to helping young people increase their confidence through coaching programmes to develop and hone the all important skills that employers seek, particularly in the hospitality industry.
It was also a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the varied career paths that Costa offers as well as demonstrating our commitment to training and developing our team members.