Coffee giant Starbucks is to open a branch in Acton early next year and is now recruiting for staff including a manager and baristas.
The Seattle founded coffee company has taken over a vacant shop left by Boots and will have both a presence in the high street as well as inside The Oaks shopping centre.
Starbucks will be a few stores down from its main UK rival Costa which itself has recently renovated its branch in preparation for the increased competition in the area.
It has also been recruiting for staff for the new branch and as well as a manager it is seeking both part-time and full-time baristas who will be trained at its branches in Ealing Broadway and Hammersmith and will earn £11.70 an hour.
In its recruitment advertisement for baristas on indeed, the coffee giant said: “Training will initially be based in Hammersmith and Ealing Broadway Starbucks stores, for the new Starbucks store opening at Acton The Oaks Shopping Center, 132 High St, London, W3 6RE. Compensation: £11.70 regardless of age. From free coffee to competitive pay, Starbucks is proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to our part-time and full-time baristas.”
For the store manager role which is open to applicants until 10 January 2024 and requires previous retail or hospitality experience, Starbucks said: “We’re looking for leaders at Starbucks. Join us for coffee, stay for the community, connections and opportunities.
We’ve got an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a store manager. Find your place as a leader at Starbucks and help us build the brand’s future. Here your voice is brewed into everything we do. As a leader at Starbucks you will be empowered to treat the store as if it is your own business.
To be successful in the role, you’ll have previous experience in leading a team in a dynamic retail or hospitality environment. You’ll champion our mission and values to create our Starbucks experience for our customers and partners. You’ll understand your market, getting to know the competition and can identify opportunities to drive store profitability and your business forward. You’ll be an ambassador for our partner networks, making sure our partners know, here they belong.”