Programs At Scarf, we run a range of free programs for young people facing barriers to employment, which you can find out more about below. If you're a young person from a protection-seeking, refugee or migrant background who wants to learn about hospitality, you fit Scarf's eligibility criteria, and you're keen to take part in any Scarf program in the future, please take five minutes to share some details with us, and a friendly Scarf team member will be in touch with you soon! Sign me up . If you're a hospitality professional who is keen to be a volunteer mentor with Scarf, you can find out more about mentoring on our website here, where you'll also find a link to apply. . 2019 Scarf Graduate Ngot, now a Duty Manager at Bodriggy Brewing Company, shares his experience of participating in Scarf's 10-week Seasonal Program. Video: Roger That Pictures . . 10-week Seasonal Program Trainee positions: 8 Scarf’s 10-week Seasonal Programs include weekly training sessions and a series of Scarf Dinners (on Wednesday afternoons and evenings) in a partner restaurant, where trainees are supported by hospitality mentors whilst gaining paid work experience. Trainees are paid Restaurant Industry Award wages for their work during weekly Scarf Dinners, allowing for plenty of real work experience which can be added to a resume! After 10 weeks of training, mentoring and work experience, trainees are offered up to six months of post-program support with a focus on Wellbeing and Job-Readiness. Our next 10-week Seasonal Program will be Autumn Scarf '23, running in Kensington (inner west Melbourne) every Wednesday from 15 March - 10 May 2023. Trainee interviews will take place in February/March 2023. Register your interest now. . Find out more about Scarf's 10-week Seasonal Programs. . Skill Up with Scarf Trainee positions: 8 Skill Up with Scarf is a three day program designed so that participants can learn basic hospitality skills, grow their knowledge of the hospitality industry in Melbourne, and get ready to launch into employment thanks to awesome, practical job readiness workshops and valuable certificate training. And because coffee is such an integral part of Melbourne hospitality culture, it includes one session of hands-on espresso coffee training thanks to our partnership with Five Senses Coffee. Our next Skill Up with Scarf program will run in May 2023. Register your interest now. Find out more about Skill Up with Scarf. . Scarf Tasting Plate Trainee positions: 16 Scarf Tasting Plate programs offer participants a “taste” of hospitality and the opportunity to gain paid work experience in a great Melbourne restaurant. Tasting Plate runs for three days and provides 16 trainee positions. It includes a bunch of awesome, hands-on hospitality and job readiness sessions, including basic bar training, and allows participants to grow their knowledge, skills and networks. Find out more about Scarf Tasting Plate. . . .