Aimed at both general managers and heads of departments working in the UK hospitality sector, the sought-after scholarships are worth up to £10,000 each and enable successful applicants to learn from industry leaders about market evolution, future challenges, managerial skills and global demands.
Funded by the Worshipful Company of Innholders, the Savoy Educational Trust, the Lord Forte Foundation and the Master Innholders Charitable Trust, the scholarships have been designed to give management-level professionals access to further training which is not always readily available in the work place. Priority is given to those who are in the greatest need of financial support, recognising that small, independent businesses can lack the resources required to offer comprehensive training opportunities.
The scholarships offer hospitality professionals the chance to undergo invaluable training at three world-class universities providing hospitality and business qualifications. Successful candidates will learn to analyse their own long-term strategic objectives and take a wider perspective on hospitality management and business tactics.
Master Innholder Scholarships available:
- The Lausanne Executive Education Programme – École Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Cranfield Talent Development Programme – Cranfield University, Buckinghamshire
- The Professional Development Programme – Cornell University, New York, USA
- The General Managers Programme – Cornell University, New York, USA
Graduates of the Master Innholder Scholarships will go on to join the St. Julian Scholars, the alumni that works alongside the Master Innholders and with other hospitality organisations. The St. Julian Scholars provides mentoring to hospitality professionals, supports the works of industry charities and continues to strive for excellence within hospitality by organising training and networking events throughout the year.
Managing director of The Ned Hotel and chairman of the St. Julian Scholars, Gareth Banner FIH MI, took part in the General Managers Programme at Cornell University in 2012 and feels that the scholarship supported his career progression, saying: “My time spent at Cornell was rich in content and I refer to different aspects of the programme at different times.
Depending on market conditions, the type of business, the macro-environment or the competitive landscape, I draw on all the various topics covered on the General Managers Programme at some point. Creating sustainable competitive advantage is something that is in sharp focus currently!”
Successful candidates must demonstrate clear management potential and show dedication to maintaining and driving professional standards across the industry.
Deadline for applications: 14 July 2017.
For more information and details of how to apply, please visit www.masterinnholders.co.uk/scholarship.