De’Longhi teams up with Well Grounded for jobs initiative

Coffee maker De’Longhi has teamed up with social enterprise Well Grounded on an initiative to offer the UK’s unemployed a chance to work in the coffee industry.

The move comes as the coffee industry faces a number of challenges, including a shortage of talent and employers struggling to fill vacancies.

Well Grounded runs a series of coffee training academies for adults facing barriers to employment.

In partnership with De’Longh, it will provide training and employment opportunities, which it says will “ultimately contributing to the industry’s growth and resilience”.

This unique partnership showcases what can be achieved when we work together to ignite a passion for coffee in people”, said Well Grounded chief commercial officer, Sonja Wittenberg.

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“We are excited to start this new collaboration with De’Longhi, helping us transform more lives through our employability programmes and launch the careers of a new generation of coffee professionals.”

Founded in 1902, De’Longhi is an Italian appliance manufacturer known for its expresso machines.

In May this year,  Starbucks expanded its partnership with coffee pod recycling scheme, Podback, running across all of its 1,250 UK coffee shops.

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