Team Member

  • Job Reference: 00000003-1
  • Date Posted: 11 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Pret
  • Location: London, roles in multiple stores across London!
  • Salary: £11.95 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: free food/drinks, 50% discount in all Pret shops, clothing vouchers
  • Sector: Call Centre / Customer Service, Hospitality & Tourism, Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent, Temporary, Part-Time and Full-Time

Job Description

Have you experienced or are you at risk of homelessness?  Pret, a Centrepoint Partner, are offering a 12 week paid training and work placement, that could lead to a permanent part-time or full-time job, through their Rising Stars programme.

What does it mean to work for a Centrepoint Partner?

  • There are jobs available for Centrepoint residents
  • You are more likely to get an interview
  • You are more likely to get the job
  • No experience required
  • Full training is given
We invite you to apply for this role if you have experienced or are at risk of homelessness.


The Rising Star Programme at Pret is designed to support those experiencing/or at risk of Homelessness.

Please apply for this role only if you are experiencing/or at risk of Homelessness.

When you apply for this role, a Job, Education & Training (JET) Advisor from Centrepoint will contact with you and you will be required to meet with a JET Advisor from Centrepoint to complete the application for the Pret Rising Star Programme. 

If you are not experiencing/at risk of homelessness, but are interested in working at Pret, please see the vacancies at Pret on the Pret website. 

Employer: Pret

Job Title: Rising Star Programme - Team Member

Hours: 12 week Rising Star Programme, with the potential to become a Team Member. Full-time and part-time opportunities available.

Pay: £11.95 per hour

Location: Roles across London

Closing Date: Recruitment open all year

Support: For help applying contact your Job, Education & Training (JET) Advisor or contact

Please note:  When you apply for this role, a Support Worker from Centrepoint will contact you and support you to apply for the Rising Star programme at Pret. 


The Rising Star programme is a 12 week training and work placement at Pret. You will learn all aspects of working in a Pret shop, starting in the kitchen doing food production, progressing on to serving customers and learning what it takes to be a Barista.  After 12 weeks, there is the potential to be offered a permanent part-time or full-time role.  This is considered on a case by case basis and dependent on your engagement on the programme, your availability, location and vacancies available. 

Since 2008, Pret has placed over 600 Rising Stars into Pret shops, with 80% completing the 12-week programme and going on to become Barista's, Hot Chefs, Team Leaders and Managers! Full training is available and no experience is necessary. 

It can be hard work but it's so much fun. There can be early starts, long days on your feet and busy shops, but if you want a challenge and are prepared to work hard then you can go far. We will be there every step of the way with you on your journey, helping you to thrive and succeed.

What we are looking for from our Rising Stars?

  • Excellent time-keeping skills
  • Dedication and commitment to the training programme
  • Willingness to learn
  • A flexible can-do attitude
  • Team Player
  • Open and consistent communication

The Process

Once you've been referred by your Employment Advisor, we'll invite you to an interview where you will have the opportunity to talk about your transferable skills and experience and hear more about the programme.

If we think you are ready for the12 week programme (and you like what you see so far), you will be invited to a two hour shop experience, giving you the opportunity to understand the Pret culture a bit more. After a chat with the Shop Manager, you will shadow the Kitchen and Front of House team.

You will be required to show eligibility to work in the UK before attending your Shop Experience. You can speak to your Employment Advisor or Case Worker for guidance. You will agree your shift patterns for the 12 week programme with your manager when you start.

Benefits of the he 12 week programmme includes:

  • Full training
  • Free food and unlimited hot drinks
  • Opportunity to meet new people whilst on shift and make new friends       
  • Fun working environment with team socials and company wide events
  • Regular chat groups with other Rising Stars on the programme
  • Mentoring opportunities 

We also offer people the opportunity to join the Shooting Stars programme, six months of additional learning and confidence building, supporting those with high potential to take that next step.

What our Rising Stars say

"I was given money to buy work shoes and jeans - it might seem like a small thing but made such a big difference for me." Stefan - Rising Star

''It feels so great knowing that I have achieved something that will have a huge effect on my future and my life." Moe Rising Star

 ''I took a downhill turn because I wasn't sure where I was going with my life, but Pret has helped with that." Ethan Rising Star

"'The Pret Foundation have given me hope. You know that you don't have to stay on the streets, you know that you can have a future." Denis - Rising Star

 ''I like the weekly support groups. Everyone is open minded, respecting other views and nothing goes out of the room. I like that." Dawid Rising Star

We really hope you decide to join us for the 12 week programme, and I can't wait to see what's next for you.

Good luck with your application!