Skip to content

Jul 05, 2023

Café Thanks a Latte at Julia Reserve Youth Precinct

News Work & Study

What is Café Thanks a Latte?

Café Thanks a Latte is a specialised service that aims at building the employability skills and confidence of participants completing Northcott’s Vocational Skills and Employment service. During the initiative the customers learn how to prepare food and various beverages. They also have the opportunity to learn how to communicate and navigate challenges in a real simulated work environment.

Why is work experience important?

Gabrielle is 19 and dreams of working in a bakery someday. She has been participating in Northcott Work + Study service since 2019. Gabrielle hopes the skills she gains through Northcott’s Café Thanks a Latte work experience initiative will secure her dream someday.

I want to bake cakes and breads. I hope this experience with Northcott will help me a real job at a bakery.


19-year-old Bryson was referred to Northcott by educators after he finished school. While he wants to be a labourer, he believes the communications skills and hospitality skills he is learning through Northcott will be valuable to his future. “I am excited to be here today and I like the new youth centre in Camden. I am learning basic food skills and how to communicate. This will help me get a job someday”, says Bryson.

Ismail, Northcott Area Manager says this partnership with the Youth Centre adds a level of realism to the work experience opportunity. He says, “The vibe is great. Our customers seem genuinely excited to work in a commercial kitchen with state of the art equipment. It gives them the opportunity to get out of the Northcott offices and imagine themselves working in a professional environment.”

Accessibility and Inclusivity

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

Read more about our commitment to reconciliation

Montrose is now part of Northcott!

Welcome to our new website.

If you have any questions, please speak to your Service Manager, Service Coordinator or call us on 1800 818 286.