Entry-level Recruitment

The Hospo Start programme is committed to assisting employers with the challenge of finding people with the right skill set to enter the hospitality industry.

In partnership with the Ministry of Social Development we are part of changing people’s lives, seeing them equipped with entry level skills and mentoring support to gain and maintain employment in hospitality.

“It’s great to see young people being introduced to the industry as a profession. Through Hospo Start, they receive current, interesting, exciting knowledge that is relevant to the hospitality industry today. We have been lucky enough to have had some hard-working and dedicated team members come to us through Hospo Start.”
DISTINCTION HOTEL, HAMILTON

The below candidates have enrolled and graduated from Restaurant Association’s Hospo Start programme and are now actively seeking entry-level positions in hospitality (Auckland Region). Find out more about the Hospo Start programme here.

If you’re in Auckland and interested in hiring a Hospo Start graduate or have reached out to them through their CV information please call us on 0800 737 827 to discuss or email hospostart@restaurantnz.co.nz.


Current Job Seekers

Amelia Tearoa Seumanu

Seeking: Back of house

About me: A friendly individual who is searching for an entry level position in the hospitality industry either in the kitchen or as a barista. I can easily adapt to different situations and can keep calm under pressure. I work well as part of a team and like to help teammates to achieve their goals.

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West

Azaan Virk 

Seeking: Food and beverage attendant, bar

About me: Proactive learner who is passionate about engaging empathetically with all types of people. I want to make a lasting impression with the quality of service I can provide, especially behind the bar. Seeking mentorship that will push me forwards and help me further develop my skills as a new bartender.

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Central

Bella Card 

Seeking: Food and beverage attendant, bar

About me: A reliable, friendly, fast learner looking for an entry level position in a food and beverage role. I am wanting to work towards achieving my long-term goal of becoming a flight attendant. I would like to further develop the skills I have gained from my experience in retail, customer service and stock handling.

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South

Catharina Coppell 

Seeking: Back of house, barista

About me: Hospitality is a passion of mine. I’m a quick thinker who is adaptable to different situations. I like being part of a team, especially when we work together to improve customer’s day. In the future I hope to become a café manager, but for now am looking for a suitable role in a café to help me improve my skills.

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West

Christopher Horridge 

Seeking: Barista

About me: A friendly reliable person with an eagerness to learn. I am seeking a position as an entry level Barista to further my passion and knowledge of coffee and the hospitality industry in general. I hope in the future to one day open my own establishment. I am very adaptable and can be moulded to suit the needs of your business. I bring a fun, friendly yet professional approach and attitude.

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West

Chyna Ropata 

Seeking: Bar

About me: An adaptable, reliable and fun individual seeking an entry level bar position. I have an eye for detail and cope well under pressure. You will find me flexible with rosters and friendly with customers. I would like to be a bar manager one day so hope to be able to learn and gain great skills along the way.

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South

Frances Moon 

Seeking: Front of house, bar

About me: A recent high school leaver with a friendly and eager attitude to learning new things. I’d like to consider myself a humble, hardworking team player who is confident working in a fast-paced customer service role.  Having learned the basics of hospitality, I am seeking an entry level role in a bar, because I’m interested in making drinks as well as providing a great experience for customers.

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Central

Jemima Grundy 

Seeking: Bar, front of house

About me: I like to bring an enthusiastic approach to any organization of which I am involved.
This has taught me patience and perseverance. I enjoy working collectively with others, as well as independently. I adapt quickly to most working environments, and I work well under pressure.

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Wellington

Jeremy Campbell-Dean

Seeking: Barista, bar

About me: A recent school leaver with a willingness and passion to extend my knowledge as a barista and behind the bar. With a keen eye for detail, having learned the basics, I am looking for an entry level position that will challenge me to perfect my skills and prepare me for a manager’s position within a high achieving team.

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North Shore

Jessie Rotheram

Seeking: Back of House

About me: From a very young age I have been hard worker, and as a passionate mother, I have a lot of experience in general cooking, baking, cleaning and problem solving. I work well under pressure and am looking to re-join the workforce, particularly hospitality which I feel well suited to.

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West

Jubilee Toparaea Katia 

Seeking: Bar

About me: A friendly and positive person seeking an entry level position in bartending/ food and beverage. It interests me greatly to apply myself and learn new skills. I am striving for success, ready to start work, with my goal in mind, to eventually become a duty manager.

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Central

Linda Taiaroa 

Seeking: Catering assistant

About me: Easy going, friendly and hardworking, I am seeking a position behind the bar. Having had extensive experience with people in both early childhood and those with special needs, I have a wide range of skills that would make me a great asset to the hospitality industry.

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Central West

Moana Wilson- Uleautuli

Seeking: Bar

About me: As an energetic, friendly and honest individual I enjoy working with people form all different backgrounds and cultures. I am a good communicator and work well as a part of a team or individually. I pride myself on being adaptable to most situations and learning new skills quickly to complete tasks. I am excited to gain some experience as a bartender and hope one day to become a bar manager.

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Central West

Paul Mitchell

Seeking: Back of house

About me: I would very much like to gain the skills necessary to become a barista/ bartender. I’m hard working, reliable, punctual and friendly. I have recently been learning about coffee making, through the Restaurant Association, and I feel like I’m getting the hang of it, and in the right hands I feel I could become a great barista.

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Birkdale, North Shore

Reuben Jackson 

Seeking: Back of house

About me: Having recently returned from a working holiday, I am seeking a position where I can expand my skills and use my previous restaurant and café experience. I have excellent communication skills and enjoy working in fast paced environments. I worked in various dynamic workplaces around Europe and have developed sound customer service and food service knowledge. I am looking to become part of a tight knit team, who pride themselves on professionalism and efficiency.

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Central

Ruth Solomona 

Seeking: Food and Beverage Attendant

About me: Friendly, reliable and ambitious person, with a background in customer service. My previous experience shows that I complete tasks with all my effort, am willing to work hard and commit to an employer who offers training and progression.

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Central

Te Paea Rangi-nui 

Seeking- Front of House

About me: A recent high school graduate with a friendly personality. I am seeking an entry level job in the F&B industry; I would be keen to learn more about the bar, but I am just looking for some all-round experience. I am a quick learner who can think on their feet. In the future I hope to become a duty manager.

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West

Tyrone Buckingham 

Seeking: Bar

About me: New to the hospitality industry, I am looking for an entry level bar position, to progress into my dream job of being a bartender. I am currently in a course with the Restaurant Association, to help train me in the skills I need to be able to get there. I am friendly, loyal, and a reliable person, who can get the task done.

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Central West

Waimarie Jenkins

Seeking: Front of house

About me: Adaptable, reliable and a fast learner, who understands the value of customer service. Having some previous experience, I am seeking an entry level position behind the bar, to put my skills to use, and further develop my knowledge and career.

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Waiheke

 Yokona Temoana 

Seeking: Bar, back of house

About me: A friendly, unique person, looking for a customer facing role as a food and beverage attendant. I am looking for a position where I can take pride in my work. I thrive in fast paced environments and am diligent and hard working. I have a dedicated and mature attitude and my confident approach would make me an asset in the workplace.

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Central West