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Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland Announces New Scholarship Categories For 2016

  • 30/09/2015

HIT Scotland has announced three new scholarship categories in its 2016 programme ahead of the launch of new scholarship applications on 1st October.

Scholarships are available to all aspiring individuals working within or studying towards a career in Scottish hospitality. They offer recipients opportunities to improve their skills and progress within the industry, throughout their careers.

The new categories cover the customer service area of the industry.

The Customer Services Masterclass gives scholars the opportunity to experience the very best customer service while learning the skills in training courses from Virgin and Gleneagles Hotel.

The four-day course, Capital Gains Scholarship, provides recipients with a range of practical tools for implementing five star customer service in a hospitality setting.

Also new for 2016, the Global Scholarship will take a group of scholars to Goa for site visits to hotels and meetings with a variety of General Managers.

The three new categories join the already successful line up of opportunities including the Lausanne Scholarship, Disney Scholarship, Glion Executive Scholarship and the Green Tourism Scholarship.

Established in 1994, HIT Scotland works to inspire and support the hospitality industry by funding exceptional training experiences for individuals working in the sector. In this time, HIT Scotland has awarded over 1,000 emerging talent scholarships and 10,000 bursaries.

Speaking about the new additions to the HIT scholarship programme, Chief Executive, David Cochrane said:

“HIT strives to make Scotland the best hospitality industry in the world and we know this can be achieved through our once in a lifetime training opportunities and experiences that provide scholars with the opportunity to learn locally, nationally and internationally. We are constantly growing and improving our scholarship offering so adding three new categories to the 2016 programme was a natural step."

“I am hugely proud to be part of a sector that contributes so much to Scotland, and I know that these scholarships will help to shape the future of the Scottish hospitality industry.”

All applications for the 2016 scholarship programme will be launched at the HIT Highland Dinner on 1st October, and the closing date is 27th November 2015. After evaluations and an interview process the Scholarship Awards Presentation will take place at the Emerging Talent Conference at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on 4th February 2016.

For more details on HIT Scholarship Programme click here