I was so nervous the night before my first shift. It’s a really busy cafe and I was worried I might just be thrown in at the deep end and told to make a coffee!
When I got there everyone was really friendly and patient. I felt like I might be annoying asking so many questions but no one minded. I had a ‘buddy’ on my first shift who I shadowed and helped me get started. Plus the first few shifts were an ‘induction’, where I learned how to do all the processes, like using the till, setting up for the day, that sort of thing. So don’t worry — no one expects you to know it all straight away!
Freya, age 16
Works part-time at a cafe 10 hours a week