Hospitality NZ / SKY Future Leaders Scholarships

Future Leaders Scholarships - Hospitality New Zealand

2018 Future Leaders Scholarships are now closed!

Keep an eye out here and we will announce the winners soon.




Do you currently work in the hospitality industry, and want to get a qualification without leaving your job
to study? Are you serious about a career in one of New Zealand’s most exciting and fast-paced industries,
and want to make a difference in it? Then we want to help you achieve that goal.

Hospitality New Zealand is the largest organisation representing all segments of the hospitality
industry - everything from cafes to bars and restaurants right through to commercial accommodation,
like hotels. We’re here to help make hospitality businesses and their staff more successful. As part of
this commitment, we’re investing in the people who choose hospitality as a career.

If you’re currently working in hospitality or have a staff member who you believe has what it takes
to be successful then check out our Hospitality NZ/SKY Future Leaders Scholarships.

What do the scholarships offer?

Eight Hospitality NZ/SKY Future Leaders Scholarships valued up to $3000 each, include $2000
towards fees* for studying the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5
and up to $1000 reimbursement of costs to attend the 2019 Future Leaders Day as part of the
Hospitality New Zealand Annual Conference.

Scholarship winners will receive peer and industry recognition and their employers will be seen
as supporting the up-skilling of the industry.


Applicants must currently be working in the hospitality industry and have their employer’s support
to commence study for the Diploma in 2019. All applicants must be New Zealand citizens or
permanent residents.

Application process

Applicants should submit the following by 16 November 2018:

  • A fully completed application form that is on the other side of this page.
  • A copy of your latest CV and a 300 word statement outlining your career aspirations.
  • A letter of recommendation from your current employer approving your application, committing to
    support you with the on-the-job training required for the Diploma and allowing you to attend the
    2019 Future Leaders Day at Hospitality New Zealand’s Annual Conference.

Selection criteria

Shortlisted applicants will be required for a 30 minute Skype interview, which will be conducted
by Artisan Consulting, to assess their suitability and motivation for completing the Diploma.

Closing date – applications will close 16 November 2018 with winners
announced at the end of November 2018

* Balance of fee for the Diploma is to be paid by the winner or their employer