Café Sobar offers a 12 week structured work experience programme to support people in recovery into education, training, volunteering and employment.

Individuals don’t necessarily have to have ambitions to work in the catering and hospitality industry but through this programme will gain many transferable skills and improve their employability prospects.

Participants will have the opportunity to work in different areas of the social enterprise, including :

Front of House

Food and Drink Preparation

Events and social media

Participants will leave with a wide range of new skills, a completed training package and in-house employability courses, an up to date reference and CV. Additionally participants will be signposted and supported into external volunteer placements and paid job vacancies through Recovery Recruitment.

 If you would like to discuss the opportunities available please contact the Volunteering Coordinator on 0115 8240366 or email

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