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

Deepa Gurung

Seeking: Cafe/ Barista 

I have 7 years experience in the hospitality industry and I am a solo parent. I believe this has given me the strength to deal with working under pressure while also staying organized and level headed. I am currently looking for a position as a barista where I can add to my skill set and learn enough to one day open my own café.

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Lineti Miracle Kitiona

Seeking: Bar

Motivated and seeking a career as a bartender. After many years of working in call centres, with a strong customer service background I am confident that with the training I have received from The Restaurant Association I am ready to take on a challenging and busy role as a bar back or entry level bar person. What I might lack in experience I will make up for with hard work and commitment and I have completed my LCQ.

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Lomalita Heilikutonga

Seeking: Front of House

When I’m not singing and writing music I enjoy helping people who need of support. I am headstrong, fearless, patient and dedicated. I believe these are skills that showcase my ability to provide good service. I am willing to look at life from a different perspective to help me pursue my front of house career and work up to the expectations given.

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Nally Koonwaiyou

Seeking: Kitchen hand position

If I am not making music or spending time with my loved ones, I often help at family events where I will prepare and help cook and bake in the kitchen. I am passionate about cooking and I love to cook for my friends and family. I do not have experience in the kitchen, but I have completed a hospitality course to further my knowledge.

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Aileen Siu

Seeking: Bar back position

With the experience that I have gained in helping at social events, I have found an interest in bartending. I love meeting new people and would like to one day manage a bar. I am a flexible and coachable and am a fast learner.

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Amanda Fletcher

Seeking: Food and Beverage position

With a love for language and culture, and several years’ experience in the food and beverage industry, I am an outgoing and adaptable individual with a passion for new experiences. I am seeking a suitable role in a hotel where I can use my customer relations and communication skills and eye for detail.

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Binatoro Prathisto

Seeking: Front of House position 

When I am not singing or researching about astrology and psychology, I like to spend my time  interacting with different people. I am empathetic with customers,an effective team player and looking for a role in the hospitality industry in front of house.

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Caitlin McKenzie

Seeking: Barista/ Cafe role

I am interested in an entry level barista job as I have worked in hospitality industry before, but this has always appealed to me. I am a creative and artistic person and coffee art is something I would like to learn. Through my previous job as a kitchen hand, I strengthened my multi-tasking and time management skills and I learnt the value of working smarter not harder. I would love the opportunity to work and learn there is everything to know about making coffee and bring my skills to the workplace

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Oliver Ingle

Seeking: Bar role

From working at different bars across Auckland City, I have learned to work in busy environments under pressure. I have a great interest in making and drinking coffee and would like to travel around the world with this skill one day. I believe I would be a great asset as I adapt well to my surroundings and enjoy socialising and meeting new people and am generally enthusiastic about working in hospitality.

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Rocky Mak 

Seeking: Food & Beverage Assistant role 

Well-mannered and polite, organised and reliable, seeking a position as a food and beverage assistant. Currently volunteering at a nursing home, I am interested in securing a position where I could assist with serving food and beverages in a similar situation.

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Vaoahi Fifita

Seeking: Kitchen hand role

I have always had a passion for food, both cooking and eating it. My motivation comes from seeing guests enjoy my cooking, to me, that is priceless. With previous experience in catering, my passion to become a chef is only growing. I always have a can do attitude and enjoy working in a team. My long term goal is to become head chef and one day run my own restaurant.

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Maria Kaneri

Seeking: Bar/ Functions and events role 

I am a very reliable, compassionate and dedicated person, who has a creative mind and is eager to work for a business with career progression and opportunities to upskill. I have been placed in leadership roles in the past, working with management in various improvement projects as well as working along side those I have trained. I am very passionate about working in a bar and interacting with different people as well as organising functions and events. I would love to learn how to make various drinks and cocktails and perfect my customer service skills.

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Sharelle Matthews

Seeking: Front of house role

Having worked in the hospitality industry for four years I am very passionate about working in front of house, whether I am waiting tables, serving in the bar or making coffee. I would like to be considered for a front of house role to help me gain the skills needed to further my career in the hospitality industry. I am a passionate and career focused individual and always up for a challenge.

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Mele Fakatava

Seeking: Front of house/ Bar role

Being the sociable and fun-loving person that I am, I feel that I would be the perfect candidate for a front of house bar role because I have a passion for working with people, meeting, greeting, and providing an awesome experience for customers. One day I would like to run my own bar, so this role would help me to gain experience and work towards my goal.

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Elliott Henare

Seeking: Barista/ Bar role 

Since my return from Melbourne, I have significantly grown my skills as a bartender and barista. I enjoy experimenting in the field of mixology, creating my own special cocktail which sell out. I have also acted as Bar Manager dealing with stocktake, orders and shift management. Recently, I have found gigs to be a great release for my musical passion and help me to keep focused on my career.

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