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. Find out more about the Hospo Start programme here.

If you’re 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

SAVINGS & VALUES

Alexander Grant 

Seeking: FOH/Bar

A friendly kind person who enjoys meeting new people and being able to grow by learning new skills and gaining experiences. I enjoy communicating with people achieving great service. I am interested in a FOH position or behind the bar where I can start gaining experience.

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North 

Alexis Hepana

Seeking: Bar

A humble, down to earth person who is keen and eager to gain an entry-level role behind the bar, where I can contribute and learn in a team environment. Able to overcome any challenges to develop and excel within this role.

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East

Anahera Pareanga

Seeking: Bar

I’m a positive and happy person and am looking for a role behind the bar. I’m fit and friendly, wanting to learn the basics. Once I have accomplished that stage I would like to challenge myself by working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. I will bring positive energy and build my confidence up whilst being calm and collected.

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South

Aleki Sisifa

Seeking: Bar

I am a hard-working person who is trustworthy and reliable. I am committed and dedicated to whatever task I am assigned to do especially when I am learning. I believe I have what it takes to become a professional bartender and am looking for an entry-level position to help me achieve this career goal.

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Central 

Folitau Aupaau

Seeking: Kitchen Hand

A motivated and enthusiastic individual with supervisory experience looking to secure full-time entry-level employment as a kitchen hand. I work well as part of a team and am comfortable working under pressure. I’m open to further my professional development and gain more experience in the hospitality industry

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Central 

Gloria Wijesinghe

Seeking: Front of House

A hard- working individual with a positive attitude and friendly personality. Understanding the value of a team, possessing excellent communication skills I am committed to ensuring all guests are well looked after.  Currently looking for a suitable front of house position where I can develop both my skills and career in hospitality.

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East

Jaanvi Pal 

Seeking: Kitchen Hand

A passionate individual, very keen to work with food, I would love to work in a kitchen at an entry level as a kitchen hand/assistant to gain more experience and hopefully progress in to the kitchen. I’m keen to learn and develop my skills alongside hospitality professionals. I work well as part of a team and enjoy working with others

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West

Jacob Scully

Seeking: Bar

A chill and funny guy looking to get back into bar tending and develop my skills. I’m great at preparing drinks and being a supportive team member. I will bring a good energy to the team and have experience in changing kegs, serving customers to great standards.

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Central

Jay Monroe

Seeking: Front of House

I am a motivated, young individual looking for a front of house position. I enjoy working in a team, but also have no problem working without supervision. My passion lies in music, but I am also interested in film and fashion.

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Central

Kirstiarn Rore

Seeking: Front of House

I am looking for a full-time front of house position in an establishment with a great atmosphere. A friendly fast learner that enjoys meeting customers needs. With a passion for customer service and working in team environments I am looking for a new customer facing role that will help me expand my knowledge.

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West

Maryann White

Seeking: Front of house/ Bar 

After learning the basics, I am ready to start my career in hospitality. As an easy going, friendly person I get on well with all types of people and work well in a team. With strong time management skills as well as a flexible schedule. I am not only reliable but dedicated to making sure I get the job done to the best of my ability every time.

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West

Michaela Maka-Galloway

Seeking: FOH/ Bar

A bubbly and outgoing individual with a passion for hospitality seeking an entry-level bar position/ FOH to gain experience and knowledge to further my skills. Reliable with excellent customer service skills, I look forward to being a part of a professional team

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Central

Raymond Tran

Seeking: Front of House

I am a friendly adaptable person with a professional attitude. I have a love for food and I hope I can carry that passion when delivering service to customers. I am looking to work in an exceptional establishment that prides itself on exceptional food and service.

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Central 

Liam Weller

Seeking: Bar 

With a genuine interest in bartending, I’d love the opportunity to learn everything involved with this position. I come with minimal experience in hospitality, but my previous employment has taught me many skills that can be carried through to any industry. It is a life goal of mine to own my own bar/ night club, so I come into this industry determined perseverant and ready to learn.

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West

Tayla Burt

Seeking: FOH/Barista

I am an artistic and creative person seeking a full-time job as a barista. I think that coffee is in many ways a form of art and I enjoy the challenge of learning latte art. I would bring a very artistic outlook to the job as I think outside of the box. I would be a good fit for this role because I am optimistic and wiling to learn more every day

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Central

Te Harihari Emery

Seeking: Kitchen Hand 

Passionate about food, quiet but curious individual, looking for an entry level kitchen position with an employer who offers training and development opportunities. In return I will offer full-time commitment, a willingness to learn and a great attitude. I know the basics in the kitchen, adapt quickly to situations and am keen to learn more

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 Central

Theresa Asiasiau

Seeking: Front of House

As a person who has a passion for the hospitality industry, I am seeking a new role as a waitress. I am organised, have a great work ethic and love to work in a team environment where I can showcase my leadership skills.  Your guests will find me a positive person who is respectful towards everyone.

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 North 

Vaughn Casey

Seeking: Bar

A smart, hard- working individual with a strong commitment to customer service and teamwork. I’m friendly, open and eager to learn with a varied background in hospitality and retail. Currently seeking an entry level bar position where I can learn and develop myself both professionally and personally.

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 North

Zia Eramiha

Seeking: Barista

I have a passion for the hospitality industry and keen to pursue a career as a barista. I enjoy working as part of a team alongside other professionals, I have a great work ethic and take pride in the work I’m doing. I am keen to learn and develop my skills while gaining new experiences.

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Central