Hit Scotland


Leaders of the Future

  • 13/06/2017

Another group of HIT scholars are now successfully on their way to becoming leaders of the future, after their two day "Essential Skills for Aspiring Managers" course at Cameron House.

The course, run by Rob Moore of The Career Management Organisation and Jackie Cannon of The Way Ahead People, was designed especially for the hospitality and tourism industry, and involved practical workshops to ensure scholars recognise the importance of positive and consistent management styles and their role in delivering customer, team and business excellence.

Rob said: “The enthusiasm to learn and passion for hospitality was incredible from this group, all keen to gain new skills and build their knowledge and networks for the future, each and every attendee developed and took away positive plans for themselves and their business.”

Scholar Naomi Stevenson from Auchrannie Resort said: “The course was very motivating and inspiring, and of great benefit to myself as I’m a new manager. It helped me understand what I was good at and where I can improve.”

The scholars also got to enjoy a fantastic dinner at Cameron House, with an inspirational talk from the hotel's Resort Director Andy Roger.

Our Chief Executive David Cochrane said: “The speech after dinner from Andy summed up all that is great about the development possibilities within our industry. He spoke of mentors, opportunities, self belief and getting the best out of individuals, and this was very much in keeping with the lessons learnt on the scholarship. Andy was a shining example of how you can be successful and learn from all manner of people along the way. He also reminded us to keep on learning!”

If you are working in hospitality and are looking at taking the first step towards becoming a leader, apply for next year’s Supervisory scholarship. More information can be found at our website.