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

   

Adam Long

Seeking: Front of House 

Looking for an entry level hospitality role after recently completing high school.  I’m a punctual worker who’s able to handle stress and improvise, as well as being able to work together with people towards a common goal

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Courtney Puckett

Seeking: Front of House

I am a confident, driven woman looking to earn my way into a management position within the hospitality industry. I have a genuine love of meeting new people and take pride in my ability to go the extra mile to ensure all clients have an outstanding experience.
My previous roles within the hotel industry, Front of house, food and beverage attendant as well as taking on the role of a hostess at the restaurant desk when unattended with ready to pay customers proves I am experienced all-rounder and am able to successfully adapt to various roles, which I believe will be an asset to my employer

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Dayna Williams

Seeking: Bar Back position

Good sense of humour, bubbly, easy to get along with, looking for an entry level bar position with a mature team that I can learn from. I love being busy and talking to customers. With good all- round experience I am confident the skills I have gained so far will be valuable to my next employer

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Anjelika Victor

Seeking: Kitchen hand position

A reliable, motivated and fast paced individual. I have loved cooking and been in a kitchen from an early age, I love to do home baking and cooking in my spare time and believe food is what brings us together. I am very enthusiastic about gaining more skills, knowledge and experience in the kitchen and would love to eventually become a chef.

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Damien Leavai

Seeking:  Bar Back position

Having worked for an agency doing construction, factory and warehousing, it was not until I travelled to Samoa where my family owns a bar that I had the opportunity to serve drinks to family and friends. It felt so good to serve drinks in a happy environment and I decided that I would like to be a bar tender and maybe own a bar of my own someday

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David Turcich

Seeking: Kitchen Hand position

A highly motivated and hardworking young man looking to establish a career in hospitality. I have had some experience in kitchen work and would love to get into a full-time kitchen role. I have a keen interest in health and nutrition. I have good time management skills when it comes to preparing and serving food. In the future I would like to become a chef but I am willing to start at an entry level.

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Eileen Hohepa

Seeking : Bar Back position

A very social individual who loves to be around people. I am looking for my first role in the workforce. I have recently completed a four-week hospitality course and really enjoyed the bar training. I would love to get an entry level position in a bar and one day in the future become a bar manager and even own my own bar

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Dominic Sherriffs

Seeking: Kitchen Hand position

I have commercial kitchen experience and I am eager to learn. I work well and communicate easily with other team members. I am dedicated and take pride in my work from prep to plating and feel happy when everything I do is of a high standard. I am keen to gain experience in the kitchen and gradually rise through the ranks as I learn more and develop my skills

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Jade Ratahi

Seeking: Bar Back position

I am currently looking for a job as a bartender. I love the environment of bars and nightclubs and I am eager to learn more about liquor and how a bar operates. I have good communication skills, stamina, strength and customer skills with a desire to learn. With experience in waitressing and stocktaking I am ready to start immediately

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Fiona Evans-Freke

Seeking: Entry level kitchen or cafe position

I am looking to secure an entry level kitchen or café position that is both challenging and rewarding. I would bring with me skills, knowledge and experience that I have gained from previous roles. I am hard working and reliable and would welcome the opportunity to prove that I would be an asset to any prospective employer

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Michael Metcalfe-Hancock

Seeking: Bar Back position

Well organized, driven and reliable to carry out tasks that are required of me. With a varied work history, I have just completed a hospitality course and am looking for an entry level bar or café position where I can become a skilled barista/bar tender in a business with a pathway to management

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Peterasp Kershaw

Seeking: Front of house position

I am a passionate young man looking for an entry level front of house position in a café, restaurant or hotel to get my foot in the door In Kiwi hospitality. I have a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management and have spent the last 2 and a half years gaining experience across various 3- and 5-star hotels in Singapore on a restricted visa where I could only work for any employer for 3 months at a time. I am seeking to further my food and beverage skills and knowledge so that in the future I could become a duty manager.

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Ricci Stanley

Seeking: Front of House/ Bar Back

Recently returned home to New Zealand from Australia where I was working in hospitality roles. I am a positive and supporting person who is committed to everything I do. I am looking to stay in hospitality and to upskill my customer service skills, in the future I would like the opportunity to move into a supervisory role.

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Sarah Campbell

Seeking: Front of house position

Looking for a more permanent role after having a lot of experience temping in various establishments. I have had experience in customer service and back of house. I am very keen to get into an entry level position and learn more about the hospitality industry. I would love to work front of house dealing with customers.

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Harlen Stewart

Seeking: Front of House

A positive attitude, striving to learn new things to develop into the best version of me that I can. A hard worker, looking for opportunities to grow and work through challenges to gain new insight

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Irfan Hafeez

Seeking: Entry Level Bar

A motivated individual able to work in a busy environment and produce high standards of work. An excellent team worker able to take instructions from all levels and build up good working relationships with all colleagues.  I have recently completed a hospitality course, and have developed a great interest in bar tending, and I would really enjoy working in an upbeat environment. With a lot of experience in customer service and hospitality, I think it will be a smooth transition. A future goal I would like to achieve would be running a bar of my own

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Kahurangi Winikerei

Seeking: Front of House

Over the years I have worked for manufacturing industries, hospitality and retail industries. I have studied travel and tourism and travelled overseas working for a non-profit organisation. I was recently in a busy customer service role, demonstrating verbal communication skills, a high level of customer service, trustworthiness and reliability. I pride myself on my professional manner and take on any challenges that I face with a positive, can do attitude.

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Max Bassett

Seeking: Kitchen Hand position

Friendly, courteous and I enjoy helping others. I have a positive attitude, am a quick learner with a good sense of humor. Having worked in fast food service and recently completed a hospitality course with The Restaurant Association, I am looking to move into an entry level role in the hospitality industry where I can continue to learn and up-skill. Ready to start work immediately and flexible with working hours

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Mere Pomare

Seeking: Kitchen Hand position

After refreshing my culinary arts knowledge with the Restaurant Association, I am looking forward to getting back into the flow of hospitality and use my skills to pursue a career in the kitchen. I am energetic, hard working and great at multi- tasking. I love being part of a friendly team, where we can enjoy our time in the kitchen together

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Timothy Soh

Seeking: Back Back position

As an up-and-coming, eager, event staff worker, I have enjoyed a variety of experiences in the hospitality industry. However, I am currently seeking stable work as I look to advance my hospitality career. In particular I have an interest in Bar tending, due to the endless varieties of beverages and recipes to learn about and apply. My openness to learning and ability to empathise and relate to people would be an asset as I transition into my new role and work environment. 

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Tracey Hill

Seeking: Front of House position

I am a highly motivated and hardworking person with a passion for food and manaakitanga. I work well in a team setting and thrive in a busy environment. I am enthusiastic and determined to develop and gain new skills to establish a career in the hospitality industry. In the future I hope to establish a sustainable whanau food truck business that celebrates and show cases the food of the Kaipara

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