Starbucks sets the minimum age requirement for work at 16 years old. In Montana and several other states, the café chain may hire workers as young as 14 years of age. Underage associates often need to work limited hours and hold special work permits. Aside from age restrictions, Starbucks offers few other essential requirements for hiring consideration. Most entry-level store positions typically do not require new associates to hold education certification, though Starbucks prefers to hire workers currently enrolled in school or possessing high school diplomas or GEDs. Some positions with the coffee shop chain set physical requirements, such as the ability to stand for an entire shift and lift over 40 pounds. The majority of Starbucks locations do not require entry-level workers to have prior work experience.
Entry-level Starbucks jobs requiring little or no experience include barista and shift supervisor positions. Job hopefuls with prior work experience may earn additional consideration in the Starbucks hiring process. Any Starbucks applicant should possess strong customer service skills and the ability to work in a team. Starbucks also works with positive, customer-focused attitudes. Workers should show proficiency with POS computers and cash registers, as well.
For more information on age requirements, visit the official Starbucks website: www.starbucks.com