Main trade charity, Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland is encouraging purposes from Scottish hospitality staff and college students for its 2024 scholarship programme.
2024 will see the charity rejoice its 30th anniversary and award its 7000th scholarship – it awards over 200 scholarships yearly. A HIT Scotland scholarship is a studying expertise designed to offer new abilities and information, stimulate greatest apply and contemporary methods of considering. Scholarships range yr to yr relying on what the trade is searching for – this yr, it should supply a mixture of scholarships throughout three classes: enterprise, operational and inspirational.
To rejoice the 30th anniversary milestone, the charity is presenting three new bespoke inspirational scholarships – these will broaden on their normal inspirational scholarships, providing an even bigger and extra prestigious expertise for the recipients.
This yr additionally sees HIT Scotland honouring the reminiscence of nice service to the trade with the brand new Lisa Wishart scholarship. Introduced to somebody within the licensed commerce, this improvement alternative has been kindly funded by donations from the current Scottish Bar & Pub Awards, and will likely be awarded to somebody who reveals the identical ardour for the trade as Lisa did. HIT Scotland can be spearheading the inaugural Müller Milk & Elements scholarships, that are recognising the large expertise inside the Scottish council catering providers.
Functions shut midnight on Sunday 19th November 2023, with candidates invited to decide on one scholarship that can assist help their private improvement inside their hospitality position. Anybody working in or learning in direction of a profession in Scottish hospitality can apply.
David Cochrane, HIT Scotland Chief Government, commented:
“We would like candidates to essentially present us their ardour for our trade and show how the expertise will assist them. For a few years now, our scholarships have been empowering inspirational improvement in Scottish hospitality, serving to each people and the sector at massive develop.
“I’d prefer to thank our sponsors for his or her continued assist of the fundraising occasions that enable us to maintain offering these improvement alternatives for the trade. Thanks additionally go to The Savoy Instructional Belief, The Crerar Belief, The MacRobert Belief, Diageo Studying for Life, and Hickory for his or her beneficiant assist of our scholarship programme.”
Angela Vickers, chair of HIT Scotland and CEO of Apex Lodges, added:
“It’s thrilling to offer three inspirational scholarships to rejoice HIT Scotland’s 30th yr – these will supply a one-of-a-kind studying alternative for the recipients.
“We can’t wait to listen to from the bold, passionate people working and studying in Scottish hospitality and assist them obtain their targets.”
To search out out extra in regards to the scholarships HIT Scotland supply and apply, go to the web site: hitscotland.co.uk/scholarships-hit