Costa has this week launched a four-part video series, going behind the scenes of the company to reveal some personal journeys from the people that have worked there.

Former Union J and I’m A Celebrity contestant George Shelley went back to his favourite Costa, where he got his first job, to meet his old boss and see if he’s still got his barista skills.

Chatting about the experience, Shelley said: "I actually think a lot of people would like to meet their first boss! I'm glad I can thank the team for showing me the ropes at Costa and teaching me the skills that I still use today.

"I learnt a lot in my first job and it did great things for my confidence which helped me get to where I am today."

In a second video in the series, Costa UK & Ireland MD Jason Cotta, went head to head with one of his Barista Maestros in a competition involving a time trial, customer service and Flat White challenge.

Cotta added: "Going back to work in-store for the My First Job series reminded me just how talented our staff are.

"With over half of our employee base consisting of under 25s, we are extremely proud of the fact that every week we give 110 young people the opportunity to start their career.

"I hope through the new series young people will see the long term career opportunities available at Costa and will be encouraged to pursue a career within the business."

To watch more of the series, which also features lifestyle blogger xAmeliax, follow Costa on Facebook or search @costacoffee #myfirstjob.

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