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Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Country and localization
Australia, Melbourne
Supported people
66 socially vulnerable young people
Project helped in
Amount of the support
31,500 euros

Training and insertion of young people in difficulty of service career

Scarf is an Australian not-for-profit social enterprise founded in 2010 to help marginalized young people to enter the world of work. It offers the opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills required to work in the service industry. Scarf works with migrants recently arrived in the country, refugees, asylum seekers and young people aged between 18 and 28 who are no longer in the education system.

Since 2010, Scarf has been conducting a professional training program in the service sector for disadvantaged young persons, allowing the training of 28 young apprentices each year. Scarf leases 2 restaurants every Monday in which theoretical lessons are given in the afternoon and practical training takes place in the evening (serving dinners). The employees of the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins participate in the training of young persons, organize hotel visits and receive certain young apprentices for internships.

Since 2013, Solidarity AccorHotels has supported 3 short training programmes organised every year by Scarf, covering a proportion of costs covering the purchase of ingredients to prepare dinners.

The project holder
Holly Johnson
Human Resources Officer Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

The Scarf Community combines both theory and operational training to assist in obtaining employment within the hospitality industry. Through the program the participants develop confidence and many skills.
We are proud to be able to provide the participants with their first work experience within the hospitality industry by proposing internships.