Well Grounded Jobs CIC
Well Grounded is a specialty coffee training academy that offers skills development and work experience placements to the long-term unemployed, refugees and asylum seekers, people with mental health challenges and young people not in education, employment or training. It runs 6-day to 8-week bespoke training and work experience programmes with partnering employers, which deliver technical coffee skills, an industry-recognised qualification, and the underpinning knowledge needed in the sector, as well as a support curriculum that focuses on the barriers to employment faced by trainees, such as low levels of confidence, gaps in employability skills, and a lack of self-esteem. Since Well Grounded?s inception in 2016, 116 trainees have been through the programme with over 80% transitioning into work. Funding from The Fore will allow Well Grounded to develop and market a branded coffee bean product, which will generate the revenue necessary to launch additional coffee training academies throughout the UK.
Funding programme:COVID-19 Response: RAFT
Funding round:2020 Summer
Sector: Economic development and employability