Fair Shot Café celebrates first trainees’ graduation

This social enterprise and café fosters employment opportunities for young adults with learning difficulties.
Amy Dignon
Jul 2022
4 min read

Trail partner Fair Shot Café is a social enterprise eatery that focuses on delicious food, speciality coffee and addressing the 93% unemployment rate among young adults with learning difficulties.

The Mayfair haunt operates as a busy Central London café everyday of the week, using Trail predominantly to stay on top of opening checks and compliance. Alongside their foodie and coffee offering, they also run a unique programme for trainees seeking permanent employment.

Trainees experience on-the-job training as well as support in finding apprenticeships and paid employment opportunities with the Café’s network of employers.

Last week - their first cohort of trainees graduated from the programme! Here’s what Fair Shot Café’s founder and CEO, Bianca Tavella, had to say about the news:

“Our 12 trainees have officially proven that with the right training and support anyone can flourish into resilient, hardworking employees while achieving their true potential. They just needed to be given... a Fair Shot!”

A huge congratulations to all the graduates and team. You can find out more about the programme and how to support Fair Shot Café via Instagram.

What customers are saying

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Josh Paterson
"We rarely provide training to our guys, they just bought into the idea straight away. I love that I have a full visual of everyone's activity in front of me."
Katrin Toots
Compliance Manager
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Jay Brown
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Jay Brown
Operations Chef
"We turned our Costa Checks and various compliance forms into regular tasks on Trail, which has contributed to some of the best scores we have had."
Delroy Daniels
Operations Director
"Our teams love it, it gives our managers of all levels absolute clarity on what they need to achieve every day."
James Brown
Operations Director

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