Well Grounded’s vision is of a society where people are thriving socially and economically in a diverse, dynamic and nurturing coffee industry.
Well Grounded runs a series of Specialty Coffee Training Academies for adults facing barriers to employment. We empower people with the skills, training, mentorship and qualifications they need to access work in the specialty coffee industry. Our aftercare programme transitions over 70% of our Graduates into work, further training and education and provides ongoing free wellbeing and coffee training.
We support unemployed beneficiaries who have a range of complex needs (including neurodiversity, mental health issues, refugee status). We are a pan-London service, welcoming trainees to our virtual and face to face programmes from across the Capita with two Coffee Training Academies, in Camden and Tower Hamlets.
We know unemployment is rising, and those particularly impacted are the young, from lower social and economic backgrounds and the BAME community (Institute of Unemployment, 2021). Over 70% of our trainees are BAME people, and under 35, empowering a diverse talent pipeline. Well Grounded has an ambitious strategy to ensure systemic change in hiring and recruitment practices for the specialty hospitality industry, linking those impacted hardest by the pandemic to emerging jobs.