Entries invited to the 2016 HOSPA Scholarship Awards

Win one of 11 HOSPA Career Investment Development prizes this year.

HOSPA – the Association that provides unparalleled support for hospitality’s Finance, Revenue Management and IT professionals with career development, networking and keeping updated with industry trends and developments – is delighted to invite applications for its popular annual HOSPA Career, and Future Career, Investment Development Scholarships 2016, sponsored by BT.

The award is a unique way of recognising upcoming talent in hospitality, finance, revenue management and IT professionals. 11 lucky winners will receive the chance to be publicly acknowledged for outstanding achievements in the work-place, and the classroom.

The prizes include a full day’s attendance at HOSPACE 2016, places at HOSPA’s Conference Gala Awards Dinner where their achievements will be recognised and the chance to be individually featured in the Conference Edition of the monthly HOSPA journal, The Overview.

Following on from last year’s success, the annual HOSPACE 2016 conference and Exhibition will be held on 10 November at the Sofitel London Heathrow, Terminal 5.

For the second year running, HOSPA is teaming up with Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland (HIT Scotland). HIT Scotland, devoted to ‘assisting people to achieve their potential within Scottish hospitality’, is offering one HOSPA Career Development Scholarship of its own to Scotland’s talented 30 year-olds or under on 21st October 2016.

David Cochrane, Chief Executive of HIT Scotland said:

“The HOSPA Career Development Scholarship offers a HIT Scotland scholar an unrivalled opportunity to help further their career.

“We are delighted to be working in collaboration with HOSPA for a second successive year. Both HIT Scotland and HOSPA share similar goals – namely, developing the emerging talent of our industry with the support of the leading experts in their chosen fields. Our HIT Scholar will learn from the best and this, in turn, will prove a boon to their businesses with new and innovative thinking and business practices.”

Jane Pendlebury, HOSPA Chief Executive said:

“We are delighted that HIT Scotland is offering a HOSPA Career Development Scholarship of its own to attend HOSPACE 2016. It is a priority concern of both HIT Scotland and ourselves to attract talented young people from all corners of the UK into the profession.”

Younger rising stars of hospitality industry have not been forgotten. HOSPA’s ‘Career Investment Development Scholarship’ will provide five promising young people (30 years and under on 21st October 2016). Those who have excelled in their studies or are planning to start their hospitality industry careers in working in hospitality finance, revenue management and IT in autumn 2016 can be nominated by senior members of the industry and course leaders.

“We are greatly indebted to BT for their sponsorship,” Jane Pendlebury continues.“The HOSPA Career Development Scholarships provide a great career stepping-stone for networking with, whilst learning and gaining recognition from, current industry leaders in the rewarding key disciplines of hospitality finance, revenue management and IT.

"What is more, HOSPACE2016 will be the first time that the lucky scholarship winners and HOSPACE delegates will be able to benefit from the provision of hospitality marketing expertise, as HOSPA now works hand-in-hand with the Hotel Marketing Association (HMA) – with HOSPA membership now additionally encompassing HMA membership.

“It is also an invaluable opportunity for successful candidates to learn from the conference sessions, and participate in our education workshops on future business best practice. In the evening at the Conference Awards Dinner, they will be able to meet and gain inspiration from the newly crowned Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management and IT Professionals of the Year 2016.

“HOSPACE2016 is the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of like-minded hospitality professionals in the UK – providing information, education and inspiration that will leave a lasting impression on the 11 scholarship winners.”

The closing date for nominations is 21 October 2016.

All candidates will be notified before 28 October 2016.

Download nomination forms for Career Investment Development Scholarships and Future Career Investment Development Scholarships at http://www.hospace.net/delegates/scholarships/.

HOSPACE2016 details can be found here

Criteria for HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship applications:
* Candidates must be 30 years or younger on 21 October 2016
* Candidates must be employed in a hospitality organisation working in finance, revenue management or IT
* Candidates must have been working in the industry for a minimum of twelve months
* Only one application per company
* Applications must be accompanied by a CV and letter outlining why the candidate should be considered
* Candidates must be nominated by senior members of the hospitality industry.
* A course leader can only nominate one student

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