Retail Careers

Working in a Starbucks store is different from any other job. You are creating genuine moments of connection with our customers and making a difference in their day. You will handcraft delicious beverages, and build relationships with our customers (getting to know their favourite drink), and with your fellow partners.  We offer great benefits and an environment that is truly welcoming. You will also have opportunities to volunteer in the community, to help out and give back to the neighbourhoods we are a part of.

Take a look at the positions we hire for below.

  1. Baristas

    Baristas really are the face of Starbucks. They are an important part of our customers’ day, and experts in handcrafting delicious, perfect beverages. Connecting and creating the moments that make a difference in each person’s day.

  2. Shift Supervisors

    Shift Supervisors help direct work on the floor. They run shifts, lead the store team and make decisions that impact store operations. This role is a great way to develop leadership skills and expand your responsibility. They also help create great experiences for partners and customers alike.

  3. Assistant Store Managers

    Assistant Store Managers inspire our customers while developing their management skills on their journey to running a great store on their own. You will support the managing of a P&L, building schedules, leading a team and nurturing talent — allowing those partners to become the very best they can.

  4. Store Managers

    Store Managers run their store as if it belongs to them – from managing daily operations to taking responsibility for financial results. This is not a back room management position, but focusses on the front line connecting with customers and partners. The role provides the opportunity to develop your own team, hiring and welcoming new partners and future leaders for your store.

  5. District Managers

    District Managers develop store managers and help them learn to solve problems and achieve business results. District managers are accountable for having all stores in their district meet Starbucks' standard of quality. They are also responsible for building local strategies to manage their district’s performance, by knowing their markets, their communities and their customers.

  6. Regional Directors

    Regional Directors are leaders with ownership and responsibility for all the Starbucks in their area of the country – usually 90-100 stores. They coach and develop district managers, set direction, drive financial and sales goals, connect across geographies and nurture talent.

To apply, you will need to complete an application form. To make this easy, you will find this either in one of our stores or download online.

Once you have filled out the form, take it to the store you would like to work in and talk to the Store Manager. If they have a vacancy and you meet our criteria, you will have an interview (this might include a quick telephone interview prior to your face-to-face interview). If they are not recruiting at the moment, don’t worry – with your permission we will share your details with other stores in the area in case they are looking for new partners.

The next stage is a key part of the recruitment process: an invitation to spend time in-store to complete an ‘on the job experience’. You will spend two to three hours with the store team, carrying out the type of duties you may face daily in the role, to make sure you are absolutely comfortable with all that you may need to do.

If you enjoy this session and we like what we see, you will be offered a job – and your career at Starbucks will begin.

All these vacancies are on our website. If you see something of interest, you will need to complete the online application form and attach your CV (don’t worry, it is all really user friendly).

If we like what we see, you will be asked to complete our innovative Virtual Job Tryout®. This is an easy to use online tool that allows you to find out more about Starbucks and understand what it’s really like to take on a management role for us.

If you show us that you have got the skills to do the job, and if you want to proceed to the next stage, you will have an interview with one of our resourcing specialists and the specific manager hiring for the role. And if we’re both agreed you’re a good fit, you’ll get the chance to show your skills in-store – our ‘on the job experience’ really gives you the chance to see how you like us and vice versa.