loading
Somers Elite Training

Delivering quality, specialised hospitality training

Somers Elite Training is a boutique hospitality training agency, passionate about expertly and personally guiding our students throughout their career development in the industry.

Growing from strong foundations, Somers Elite Training has built a presence upon its reputation for integrity, consistently high quality and personalised training approach, and for its business model which gives back to the community by choosing partners and suppliers with a community conscience. Where possible Somers Elite Training uses local businesses.

We're not another corporate monolith. We love getting close and personal with the needs of our clients and deliver a quality of service that big companies just can't compare with.
Julie Barrett
Julie BarrettCEO

Get to know our team

Highly Qualified and Industry Savvy Trainers

The Somers Elite Training team have decades of direct experience each, working hands on in various areas of hospitality from Gaming to Restaurant and Bar & Café Service.

 

Julie Barrett

Julie Barrett

CEO
Julie Barrett began in hospitality at the age of 14 and has been with Somer...
Simone Johnson

Simone Johnson

Office Manager
Simone is a talented graphic designer with 22 years’ experience, and is h...
Paula Atherton

Paula Atherton

Trainer
Paula brings an adventurous spirit and wealth of experience to the team. S...
Tracey Shugg

Tracey Shugg

Trainer
Tracey’s passion and purpose is to train students who are able to impart ...
George O′Keeffe

George O'Keeffe

Achieve Liquor Licence Compliance & RSA Trainer
George brings excellence in business and training development to the team. ...
We love our clients, big and small! Many of our independent students are women and men returning to the workforce after parenting or whom are looking for a fresh start in a flexible industry to work around their lifestyle.
Julie Barrett
Julie Barrett CEO

Our team has an innate ability to be highly responsive and nimble in adapting to the needs of clients. Being flexible within the current industry climate has let the business grow and become sustainable within this tough and highly changeable sector. Our boutique style lets the team work intimately with clients to develop and hone a customised experience and tailored training service.

The Somers Elite Training extended business network include governance experts for gaming and hospitality which gives our team access to current legislation and lets us take care of the upskilling and speciality development of succession planning for our clients. This places Somers Elite Training in a position to fulfil a unique gap in the marketplace and to continually improve its service delivery to our clients.

The Somers Elite Training client list is extensive and includes individual adult students looking for the best training available, youth and school leavers starting out, schools receiving our VCAL training for year 11 and 12 students, club & hotel organisations, restaurants & cafes, corporates including many major retail liquor clients and tourism operators, plus job placement networks across the state.