The Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland awarded 213 scholarships to the class of 2017 at the sold out Emerging Talent Conference at Glasgow Central Hotel on today (9th February).
The annual conference, that celebrates the year’s scholars, was well attended by over 400 industry representatives, hospitality & catering students and top hospitality industry names.
The scholarships offer aspiring individuals working within or studying towards a career in hospitality once in a lifetime training opportunities.
This year the scholars will be given the opportunity to learn and develop within the hospitality industry while experiencing trips around the world and meeting some of the industry’s top names.
Keynote speakers and workshop hosts at the event included Fraser Doherty MBE, Edinburgh Napier Student’s Association President Rojan Subramani, young entrepreneur Bruce Walker and Pastry Chef and winner of the BBC’s Bake Off Crème De La Crème Helen Vass who spoke on a number of inspiring topics surrounding the hospitality industry.
Speaking about the conference HIT Scotland’s Chief Executive David Cochrane said: “Since its inception in 2005 the Emerging Talent Conference has grown from strength to strength, attracting high profile speakers, students and industry professionals alike.
“The application process for this years set of scholarships was our busiest yet resulting in some hard decisions. We are excited for these 213 scholars to embark on their scholarship opportunities over the next year and positively shape the future of the booming hospitality industry in Scotland.”