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

   

Alianna Brahne

Seeking: Front of House, Bar

A recent high school graduate and determined individual who is looking to step into Hospitality and into your team. With a long-term goal of becoming a bar manager I am excited to learn and expand my skillset.

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North Shore 

Charlene Tan

Seeking: Front of House, Junior Barista

A Highly motivated team player. I am organized with very good customer
service skills. With two years of customer service behind me, I come across as a kind
and caring individual who focuses on people, willing to help with any questions or
concerns they may have. I am looking for a junior barista or café attendant position
where I can learn more about coffee and front of house.

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Central Auckland 

Hamiora Ngaheu

Seeking: Bar back 

Flexible, with a good sense of humour and friendly approach. Seeking a bar position where personal and professional growth are obtainable. I have great initiative and proactivity as well as having a positive attitude. I am adaptable and willing to be trained to help get the job done effectively

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Pokeno / Hamilton 

Christian Strickland

Seeking: Bar back 

I am gaining a basic knowledge and understanding of what is essential to prepare myself for a future in hospitality whilst training at the Restaurant Association. My hope is to pursue a career in hospitality which is where my interests are. I would love to work
behind the bar and learn more about the role whilst developing my skills.

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South Auckland

Chloe Brown

Seeking: Bar back

I am a very social person looking for an entry level position in the hospitality industry. I’d like to be a glassie or bar-back initially so I can learn the trade, my goal is to become a full-fledged bartender. I really love social environments and feel
comfortable and, in my element, when I’m in social environments such as bars/live music venues. I work well under pressure and perform at my best and enjoy my work
when I’m under pressure. I have good people skills. I would like to learn more about bartending and my knowledge of alcohol.

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Central Auckland 

Jessica Hill

Seeking: Kitchen

My personal strengths include determination, generosity consideration for others and the ability to work on my own initiative. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience of maintaining high standards of service and
production within the kitchen and other food areas. Professional, organised, detail orientated and have the ability to provide support, motivation and guidance to other staff. I have a great attitude personal hygiene and a smart appearance. Seeking
customer focused employment opportunities to build a career within this field.

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Auckland Central

Joanna Lim

Seeking: Junior Barista, Front of House

A Korean-Kiwi university student. Recently I completed a Hospo training course where I developed an interest in making coffee, particularly when it comes to latte art. As a resilient, optimistic person who desires the best results in presentation, I am seeking a entry level position to perfect my coffee-making skills and give back to the community.

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East Auckland

Kalolaine Uluaki

Seeking: Front Of House

A fun loving social butterfly who always has her motor on, ready for learning. My goal is to own a bar and restaurant- I lack the fundamentals but have the passion and motivation to get them. This is why I would love to work front of house or behind the bar where I can digest as much learning as possible.

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Central Auckland

K-Lyn Stanley

Seeking: Front Of House

I am looking for an entry level front of house role. I am a trustworthy and friendly individual who can follow instructions. I am motivated and willing to learn new skills. You will find I am honest, responsible and can work unsupervised. I also work
effectively within a team environment and am adaptable. I perform to the best of my ability as I am determined to achieve my goals in life.

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West Auckland

Leon Nuske

Seeking: Kitchen Hand

Passionate aspiring Chef who can produce good food with pride. I consider myself an adaptive person who is willing to familiarise myself with my kitchen and coworkers. My main goal is to create a holistic unique experience to the customer with a focus on their perspective. Seeking a chance to learn, grow and broaden my
knowledge of how to prepare and serve excellent food.

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North Shore

Luke Dickens

Seeking: Bar Back

I am looking for full/part time FOH work in a bar/venue/café in West Auckland or Auckland Central. I write and record music in my spare time in a band and with friends, and if I’m not doing that, I’m outside skateboarding or running. I just finished
a Hospo start course with the restaurant Association of New Zealand where I gained valuable skills and qualifications for the hospitality industry (LCQ, Food Safety certificate and my First Aid certificate.) I want to get started on my career in the hospitality industry whilst advancing my music career in my spare time.

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Central / West Auckland

Mikala Bancroft

Seeking: Front Of House, Bar 

Always friendly, upbeat, approachable and driven. My attitude is attentive, eager, and helpful. Looking for a bar /front of house position with an exciting business where I can be part of an experienced team and expand my skills.

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North Shore

Molimoli Tamale

Seeking: Front of House

I’m a flexible person seeking employment which will allow development, growth and make use of my existing skills. I’m quick to learn and willing to adapt to any job. I always seek to achieve a high standard in all work I undertake. I’m able to motivate and direct my talents and skills to meet objectives. I have a positive approach to employment and am willing train to suit my next working environment.

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Central Auckland

Nancy Crichton-Gafa

Seeking: Front Of House

Positive with a can-do attitude, fast learner and adapts quickly. As an ambassador and pourer at Spark Arena I move between different areas working beside people of varied backgrounds and personalities. I take pride in making people feel welcome and included which is reflected in my customer service.

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Central Auckland

Newaye Tesfaye

Seeking : Front of House, Bar Back

I am an honest, caring, and cheerful person. I am responsible, on time and good at listening, which make me a reliable team member. I am a friendly person who loves to meet other people. I am a hard worker and careful with equipment.

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Central West Auckland

Renee Macdermott

Seeking: Kitchen/ Front of House 

I am looking for an entry level role that will give me the opportunity for personal and professional growth. I am looking to expand my kitchen knowledge and open to learn front of house.

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Central Auckland

Reshaan (Shaan) Fa’agutu

Seeking: Front of House 

With previous hospo experience in the kitchen I am now looking for an entry level front of house role where I can develop my customer service skills and learn from an
experienced team.

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West Auckland

Rizwan Khalid

Seeking: Front of House

Passionate about providing the best experience to customers, you will find me empathetic and supportive to colleagues and customers. Comfortable working in
demanding environments, I am organized and able to plan to minimise the potential for any mistakes and can adapt quickly. Success oriented and striving for excellence in
all that I do, I am seeking a customer facing role where I can work to my strengths and contribute to a high performing team.

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Central Auckland

Ronaldo Chen

Seeking: Junior Barista, Front Of House

I have recently completed a short hospitality training course. My goal is to get into barista work, I would love to know and learn about the art of coffee making. I have had experience interacting with customers. This would be a new, entry level role for me but I am a quick learner, always listening to people and am always aware of my
surroundings.

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Central Auckland
   

Sharntel Kelekolio

Seeking: Bar Back

Having just completed a hospitality course at The Restaurant Association, I am looking for an entry level bar position where I will have the opportunity to learn the basics and work my way to creating drinks for happy customers. I like the bar environment and enjoy to talking to people and hearing their stories. I enjoy learning and follow systems well. Hoping to find a team where I can contribute and gain important skills.

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West Auckland

Victoria Hana

Seeking: Bar Back

I am looking for an entry level position into the hospitality industry, I would love to get into bar work as a glassie or barback. I am outgoing, I love food and exploring new things. I am excited and passionate to work in the hospitality industry. I am friendly, reliable and love to learn new skills and knowledge.

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Central Auckland

Wisealei Hope

Seeking: Front of House, Bar

A self-employed singer/songwriter currently participating in a hospitality course with Hospo Start at Restaurant Association to gain hospitality qualifications, skills, and training. My ambition is to one day become the owner of a bar and/or cafe that prides itself on being an experience-driven company. Looking to utilize my passion for food and hospitality to gain a career as FOH and/or bartender.

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Central / West Auckland