Budding hotel managers and heads of departments are being encouraged to apply for a coveted Master Innholder Scholarship as the process opens for 2019.
The Master Innholders Scholarships offer the opportunity to attend universities such as Cornell in New York and École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland providing hospitality and business qualifications.
Worth £10,000 each, the Master Innholders Scholarships are 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 developed to provide management-level hospitality professionals training on managerial skills, market evolution, future challenges and the change in global demands.
2019 Master Innholder Scholarships available:
- The Lausanne Executive Education Programme –
- 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 scholarships will become a St. Julian Scholar, the alumni of over 300 hotel managers that have benefitted from the courses.
Adam Dyke, operations director at Chewton Glen, said: “I attended Cornell in June 2017 to complete the General Managers Programme which is renowned to be the best learning experience of its kind worldwide.
“There were 25 general managers from 20 different countries on my course and we quickly struck up a close rapport and support network, which we continue to use. I felt on my return from Cornell a much stronger manager, particularly in change management and best practice. In the past 12 months I have taken my learnings and used so many practically in my role. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone.”
The application process consists of a 1,000-word essay on an industry topic and a background on the candidate’s career to date.
Successful applicants will be invited to an interview at Innholder’s Hall before the final selection is awarded. 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.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 31 July 2018.