Career Investment Scholarships

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BAHA – the UK’s leading educational organisation for professionals involved in financial management, revenue management and IT within the hospitality industry – is inviting senior hospitality industry practitioners to nominate outstanding young employees – working in Finance, Revenue Management or IT – for a ‘BAHA Career Investment Scholarship’, designed to provide career development for upcoming young people currently working in the hospitality industry.

The new BAHA educational initiative involves the awarding of a total of five ‘Career Investment Scholarships’. The scholarships will afford the five lucky winners – who must be 25 years-old or under, and do not need to be BAHA members – an unique opportunity to learn from, be noticed and publicly recognised at, the forthcoming one-day BAHA Annual Conference and IT Exhibition, to be held on 25 November 2010 at the Sofitel Hotel, London Heathrow at Terminal 5.

Commenting on the new awards, BAHA Chief Executive Carl Weldon said: “The ‘BAHA Career Investment Scholarships’ offer the winning candidates an unrivalled chance to enhance their continuing professional development (CPD) at the Conference through attending a comprehensive programme of highly topical ‘best-practice’ educational workshops and presentations led by a distinguished array of speakers – all experts in their own fields – who will be addressing the most pressing current issues in hospitality finance, revenue management and IT.

“The prize for winning each of the five Scholarships comprises full-day attendance at the Conference and IT Exhibition; as well as a place that evening at the BAHA Conference Gala Dinner – one of the traditional social networking highlights of the hospitality industry year – where the candidates’ outstanding achievements will be officially and publicly recognised. And that’s not all – each scholarship recipient will be featured in BAHA’s monthly magazine ‘BAHA Times’!”

The criteria for application are that:

  • Candidates must be 25 years-old or younger on 11 November 2010
  • Candidates must be employed in a hospitality organisation and working in Finance, Revenue Management or IT
  • Candidates must have been working in the hospitality industry for a minimum of 12 months
  • Nominators must be senior members of staff and understand that there is only ONE application allowed per company/independently owned business
  • Nominators must accompany their candidate’s application with a CV and letter outlining why the candidate should be considered.

To make the entry procedure as fair as possible, BAHA is asking all scholarship nominators to make their nominations online – for the nomination form, visit: www.bahaconference.co.uk. The closing date for entries is 4 November 2010, with judging taking place on 11 November. Further information can be obtained from BAHA head office on telephone: 01202 8894 30; or BAHA Chief Executive Carl Weldon on email: carl.weldon@baha-uk.org

About BAHA | BAHA is a non-profit educational organisation, formed in 1969 with the aim of bringing together those hospitality industry professionals involved in financial management, revenue management and IT. Since its inception, the membership has expanded to over 800 members and is recognised as the United Kingdom’s authoritative voice in the hospitality industry on financial management, technical accounting issues, taxation, and hotel valuation. BAHA is also the leading arena for debate on hotel systems and Revenue Management topics through their annual Conference and meetings programmes. BAHA provides the only industry specific Hospitality Finance qualification and is currently developing similar qualifications for Revenue Management and IT within Hospitality. For more information, visit www.baha.co.uk