Hostplus and the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival have joined forces to launch a new national scholarship programme for professionals in the food, wine and hospitality industries aged between 18 and 30.
One lucky winner will receive a scholarship that includes work experience at three of the world's best wineries or restaurants (dependent on their focus!). All travel and accomodation expenses will be covered as well as the winner receiving an additional $2000 in spending money.
In addition to this, the winner will also receive a one year mentorship with a Melbourne Food and Wine legend, which will of course be tailored to their area of expertise.
Judges prominent in the Food and Wine industry shall take a range of factors into account when choosing the winner, including :
- A demonstrable ability to influence the future of the hospitality industry
- Level of knowledge and skills about a specific area of the hospitality industry
- Their ambition, drive and passion for the food and wine industry
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
Potential applicants must be currently employed in the hospitality industry and have two or more years experience. Applications close on 23rd April, 2014 and are available on the Melbourne Food and Wine website.