Costa General Management Graduate Scheme - £25,000

Salary: £25,000 plus benefits plus Bonus
Location: Nationwide
Start date: Various
Sectors: Customer Service, Management, Retail, Travel & Hospitality, Food & Drink & Catering

Kick Start your career with a shot of Costa Coffee

• Training tailored to you

• Real responsibility and challenges

• Genuine opportunity to join one of our teams

We're Costa, the nation's favourite coffee shop brand*, pouring our heart and soul into everything we do and creating moments to remember for our customers, our communities and for each other. Together we turn sips into smiles, choices into opportunities and passions into careers. Help us spread a little happiness!

Who we're looking for

You're on track for a 2:1 degree (in any discipline) and are in possession of 280 UCAS points, have a full, clean driving licence are able to travel across the UK and have a passion for and experience of retail and/or hospitality and you're eagerly exploring this brilliant opportunity to cultivate your future career path. You have a strong step in your stride and a twinkle in your eye, your flexible approach ensures you'll seamlessly move around different areas of our business as you get up close and personal with real life responsibilities and challenges. You'll craft your management and leadership skills with passion and positively perfect your communication and analytical abilities preparing you for your fun and fruitful career with Costa Coffee.

A bit about the Graduate Scheme

You'll start at the heart of our business, learning what it really takes to run successful stores and keep our customers smiling. Once you've become a smooth operator training is tailored to you and will reflect your interests, goals and ambitions. You'll have meaningful tasks to complete, be learning on the job whilst being supported by a Buddy, Mentor and Senior Sponsor. You'll enjoy moving around the UK as you embark on 4 rotations over 2 years giving you a genuine feel and flavour of the different areas of our business and we'll continue to strengthen your development by including you on our "Future Stars" programme, enabling you to have the ideal platform to launch you career with us.

So bring us your unique blend, together with ambition and drive and in return we'll give you a competitive salary, a very achievable yearly bonus, plenty of rewards and more coffee then you could dream of to enjoy in a supportive environment.

Costa benefits from being part of Whitbread; a Times Top 100 Company and so could you, enjoying some great perks along the way;

• Bonus Scheme

• 25 days holiday

• Whitbread Privilege Card (25% discount at all Whitbread Brands)

• Private Bupa Healthcare

• Sharesave Scheme (SAYE)

• Contributory Pension Scheme (never too young to start saving)

*Independent survey of 5000 people published in December 2014 by Allegra Strategies. For further details see