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A Barbadian employed in the hospitality sector will have an opportunity to undergo training at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle next year.

During his recent visit to the Caribbean, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales announced that the Royal Household Hospitality Scholarship 2017 would offer nine hospitality placements for Caribbean citizens to be trained at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle from May next year, culminating in Royal Ascot week in June 2017.

The placements will be one each for Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

To qualify, applicants must have between six months and three years’ work experience in the hospitality industry as a chef, or in the front-of-house or housekeeping disciplines.

Applicants should click here for details and complete an application form detailing their motivation for applying for the scholarship, and how it will enhance their professional skills and contribute to their personal development.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Successful applicants will be attached to the Master of the Household’s department in the planning and delivery of all entertaining hosted by The Queen and senior members of The Royal Family.

This includes catering in the Royal Kitchen; housekeeping and caring for artwork and furnishings; and front-of-house duties such as greeting guests and serving food and drinks.

Each scholar will learn new techniques and will receive a certificate of completion from The Royal Household at the end of the six-week placement. They will also undertake a six-week project to advance their skills in their chosen area of expertise.


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