Pret A Manger workers will receive their third pay rise in year and the average pay has increased by 19% in the year to April.
Pret’s lowest paid staff will now receive a boost of 2.9% from £10.30 an hour to £10.60 an hour and 7,870 of the firms UK shop staff will receive an additional 3% rise from 1 April on top of the 5% in December 2022.
Pret, owned by investment firm JAB and founder Sinclair Beecham, said on Thursday, that barista pay will rise from between £10.85 and £12.50 an hour to between £11.20 and £12.85 and all workers can get a “mystery shopper bonus” of £1.25 an hour.
Pret A Manger UK & Ireland interim managing director, Guy Meakin said, “We’re proud to be making another significant investment in our people’s success and wellbeing.
“Whether it’s paying above the National Minimum Wage, providing career development opportunities, or leading the industry on Barista pay we’re committed to making Pret a rewarding and supportive place to work for all our teams and paying the best we can afford to.
“Our people work incredibly hard to make Pret such a well-loved place on the high street, and we wanted to thank them for their continued energy and commitment.
“As the cost of living continues to rise, we hope this latest increase in pay, and our expanded benefits package, goes some way in providing further support for our hardworking teams.”