Search for new scholars begins

HIT Scotland and SLTN link up to foster emerging talent


HOSPITALITY charity HIT Scotland and SLTN have joined forces for the third year running to offer readers a further two highly sought after industry scholarships.

Launched at HIT Scotland’s POETS Lunch at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu, the enhanced SLTN scholarships cover entrepreneurialism and revenue.
The SLTN Entrepreneurial Scholarship will be awarded to an up and coming individual in Scotland’s hospitality industry who has the passion and ambition to create a new business.
The recipient will spend a week in London with entrepreneur Jillian Maclean, who established London-based pub group Drake and Morgan in 2008 and has since grown it into a multi-million pound operation.
Meanwhile, the recipient of the Revenue scholarship will be taken under the wing of Heather Hart – an expert in helping businesses, teams and individuals enhance their revenue and commercial success – and Beverly Payne, head of HIT Scotland’s scholarship committee and a director of hospitality management consultancy The Collection Ltd.
The scholarships are part of HIT Scotland’s annual Emerging Talent scholarship programme, which seeks to recognise talented individuals working in the tourism and hospitality industries with a “money can’t buy” experience or learning opportunity.
The programme also aims to raise standards across Scotland’s hospitality industry
More than 800 scholarships have been awarded over the past eight years, including a range of local, national and international placements, from stints with Michelin-star chefs to courses at the esteemed Swiss hotel school Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.
“The scholarships are seen as high value opportunities and it is vital that we keep providing great experiences so people can learn from the best and bring back ideas and innovations to help move Scottish hospitality forward,” Beverley Payne said.
To apply for a HIT Scotland scholarship visit and follow the link.
For the SLTN scholarships, apply in the usual way on the website but add the words ‘SLTN Scholar’ to the section asking for additional information. Applications close on November 30.

Image: Left to right: Lorna Jackson (Radisson), Fred MacAulay, Tamara Kobiolke (Missoni) and Simon Magnus (Gleneagles) at the Emerging Talent launch earlier this year.