The prestigious Scholarship offers the next generation of Australian hospitality workers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work across the world in three internationally acclaimed hospitality businesses.
The Scholarship prize will be facilitated by Melbourne Food and Wine Festival through its extensive global network and the winner's international work experience will be specially tailored to their career interests - from the paddock, the cellar, the kitchen, front-of-house and everywhere in between.
Upon their return to Australia, the Scholarship winner will be partnered with a local industry leader for a year-long mentorship to expand their industry experience and connections in their chosen field.
This year, three shortlisted finalists will also be invited to participate in an exclusive development day with Hostplus ambassador and acclaimed Melbourne chef, Shane Delia. In addition, the three finalists will join international and local hospitality stars at the 2019 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
The winner’s international work experience includes flights, accommodation and spending money.
Applications are open to Australian residents aged between 22 years and 35 years who are employed and working in any area of hospitality: from the paddock, the cellar, the kitchen, front-of-house, and everywhere in between.
Stage One - Applications
Simply complete the online submission form (addressing the below selection criteria) and upload your resume;
30 shortlisted applicants will then be asked to submit a short 2 minute video introducing themselves and explaining why they have applied for the scholarship.
Stage two - Interviews
From the 30 shortlisted applications, 10 candidates will be selected for a first round digital interview with the judging panel. Five applicants will then be invited to host 2 members of the Judging Panel in their work environment as part of the second and final interview process.
Three finalists will attend the Scholarship Announcement in Melbourne in June.