Want to set yourself apart with some FREE hospitality education? You can get free learning with the help of HIT Scotland’s excellent scholarships and bursaries. So what’s the catch? There is none! The HIT Scotland Scholarship programme exists to provide learning experiences as well as the chance to study at some of the world’s finest hospitality schools. HIT Scotland’s aim is to nurture local Scottish talent and develop their international and hospitality business awareness. Well-educated hospitality staff at every level – from senior manager to patisserie chef – can help make Scotland the greatest hospitality nation in the world.
What makes this opportunity even better is the variety of scholarships on offer for ALL levels in hospitality:
Senior managers can apply for opportunities:
Global scholarship location (Goa was 2015’s location)
Middle and junior managers have the chance to learn at:
London, the Capital Gains scholarship
Outward Bound leadership scholarship
Specialist and All Levels scholarships are available for:
Green Tourism Scholarship
Frank Mullen (bespoke) Scholarship
Social Media Scholarship
Patisserie and Sugar Craft Scholarship
HIT Scotland’s programme is now OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FROM ALL LEVELS AND SECTORS of the hospitality industry including Further and Higher Education. The closing date for applications for 2016 scholarships is Friday, the 27th November 2015, so you still have time to apply. To learn more and apply for a scholarship that suits your aspirations, go to HIT Scotland Scholarships and Bursariesnow to start building your future in hospitality today.
Issues don’t get much hotter than the upcoming Scottish referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. In the autumn of 2013, the Institute’s Scotland Branch held a well-attended debate between Beppo Buchanan-Smith, FIH MI, owner of the Isle of Eriska hotel and Michelin-starred chef Andrew Fairlie (Gleneagles). To read more about their positions and the outcome of their debate on the referendum for independence (Andrew was for independence, Beppo was against) go to Scottish Referendum Debate 2013.
But for the very latest on the Referendum, attend the Institute’s Scotland Branch forthcoming event called “Beyond the Referendum“, scheduled for Tuesday, 20th May 2014 at Glasgow Caledonian University, where a panel of hospitality and tourism experts will take the issue further and discuss the ramifications of independence for Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Ray Lorimer FIH, chairman of the Institute’s Scotland Branch, said: “The discussion provides a much needed platform to look objectively beyond current debate and address the key implications both for and against independence from a Scottish food, drink, tourism and leisure perspective.
“Members of the audience will have the opportunity to put their questions to the panellists, across five areas – the relationship with the rest of the UK, the economy, fiscal autonomy, Bureaucracy-Regulation or Deregulation and Devo Max / Status Quo?
“It promises to be a stirring discussion. I’m confident all panellists will justly execute their viewpoint with the energy and enthusiasm you would expect from those passionate about an industry that makes a substantial contribution to Scotland.”
Book now for what promises to be an scintillating and informative event for anyone with an interest in hospitality, leisure and tourism on either side of the border!