Australian Hotelier has launched a scholarship program to help develop the next generation of leaders within the pubs sector.

In partnership with our Official Training Partner, Allara Learning, the Future Leaders Scholarship will provide one winner and nine finalists with prizes that will assist in furthering their careers within the pub sector.

The Future Leaders Scholarship is aimed at anyone currently working in an Assistant Venue Manager role, equivalent specialised role or junior group role (eg. Venue marketing manager, sous chef, events coordinator etc), in pubs across Australia, looking to further their career within the sector.

“Our remit at Australian Hotelier is to provide news and insights that help improve industry operations,” explained managing editor Vanessa Cavasinni.

“The Future Leaders Scholarship allows us to make a tangible contribution in developing the next generation of pub leaders who will help to evolve and improve the industry long-term.”

The Scholarship will reward the winning applicant’s drive, commitment and passion for the industry, as well as their initiative, with prizes that will help them to further their career.

The Scholarship recipient will receive an Allara Learning leadership program valued up to $5000, with the nine other finalists to each receive a $1000 Allara Learning training voucher to help them in developing their leadership and operational skills.

 “Fostering our emerging leaders within hospitality and providing them with the skills and education to enhance their career opportunities, is crucial for the future success of our industry,” stated Allara Learning CEO, Andrew Lewis.

“We believe a long-term career in hospitality can be incredibly rewarding with endless opportunities for growth. Leaders can leverage their transferable skills to explore entirely new avenues within the vast hotels landscape. The potential to grow and lead is limitless!”

Applications for the Scholarship are now open, and will close at 11:59pm on Monday 15 July 2024. The process involves an application form to fill out, plus a reference from a senior manager. A shortlist of applicants will then advance to the next stage of the judging process, where a short video submission will be required.

The Future Leaders Scholarship winner will be announced at the Pub Leaders Summit conference  in Sydney on Tuesday 10 September.

“Not only is this a fantastic opportunity for pub personnel looking for their next big break, but this also gives senior leadership the chance to show their faith in talent coming through the ranks,” states Food and Beverage Media managing director Paul Wootton.

“Myself and the team at Australian Hotelier are proud to play a small role in helping nurture new talent within the industry.”

The Scholarship application form, and more information on the process, can be found here. For any further enquiries, contact Vanessa Cavasinni on vcavasinni@intermedia.com.au