Applications for the Australian Hotelier Future Leaders Scholarship close tonight, at 11:59pm Monday 15 July. Apply now for a boost to your pub career!

In partnership with our Official Training Partner Allara Learning, and leading beverage supplier Carlton & United Beverages, the Future Leaders Scholarship will provide one winner and nine finalists with prizes that will assist in furthering their careers within the pub sector.

The Future Leaders Scholarship is aimed at anyone currently working in an Assistant Venue Manager role, equivalent specialised role or junior group role (eg. Venue marketing manager, sous chef, events coordinator etc), in pubs across Australia, looking to further their career within the sector.

“Our remit at Australian Hotelier is to provide news and insights that help improve industry operations,” explained managing editor Vanessa Cavasinni.

“The Future Leaders Scholarship allows us to make a tangible contribution in developing the next generation of pub leaders who will help to evolve and improve the industry long-term.”

The Scholarship will reward the winning applicant’s drive, commitment and passion for the industry, as well as their initiative, with prizes that will help them to further their career.

Prize pool

The Scholarship recipient will receive an Allara Learning leadership program valued up to $5000, with the nine other finalists to each receive a $1000 Allara Learning training voucher to help them in developing their leadership and operational skills.

 “Fostering our emerging leaders within hospitality and providing them with the skills and education to enhance their career opportunities, is crucial for the future success of our industry,” stated Allara Learning CEO, Andrew Lewis.

“We believe a long-term career in hospitality can be incredibly rewarding with endless opportunities for growth. Leaders can leverage their transferable skills to explore entirely new avenues within the vast hotels landscape. The potential to grow and lead is limitless!”

The Winner and nine finalists will also receive a joint 4 Pines Educational Session from Carlton & United Breweries, which entails:

– A beverage market trends overview presentation
– Beer production process education
– Brewery visit including a visit to the production line
– Tastings and lunch

In total the prize pool for the Future Leader Scholarship program is valued at $18,000.

“We are thrilled to support the Future Leaders Scholarship,” stated Peter Yeomans, general manager sales NSW/ACT for Carlton & United Breweries.

“Working with our pub partners is a foundational part of Carlton and United Breweries’ business, and we are always looking to support the sector. We are proud to assist in finding up-and-coming pub talent who will have long and successful careers within hotels.”

The application process involves a form to fill out, plus a reference from a senior manager. A shortlist of applicants will then advance to the next stage of the judging process, where a short video submission will be required.

The Future Leaders Scholarship winner will be announced at the Pub Leaders Summit conference  in Sydney on Tuesday 10 September.

The Scholarship application form, and more information on the process, can be found here. For any further enquiries, contact Vanessa Cavasinni on

Applications close at 11:59pm on Monday 15 July, so apply now before it’s too late!

Vanessa Cavasinni

Vanessa Cavasinni is the managing editor of Australian Hotelier and Club Management, trade publications for the pub and club sectors respectively. Vanessa has been at the helm of Australian Hotelier since...

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