HITO Next Generation Talent Awards
The HITO Next Generation Talent Awards are open to anyone who is involved with HITO.
This includes HITO apprentices, businesses who train HITO trainees, and those who provide off-job training for HITO.
The awards celebrate the importance of training in ensuring the future of the barbering, beauty, and hair industries and growing our future talent through apprenticeships. You can apply for an award by yourself, or you can nominate a tutor or trainer. HITO is looking for the best in New Zealand in the following categories.
We're excited to announced that we've changed the name of these awards from the HITO Training Awards to the HITO Next Generation Talent Awards. This name better reflects the role of training in growing our industries and nurturing our future talent.
The Apprentice of the Year award goes to the best “all-round” hairdressing, barbering, or beauty therapy apprentice. The apprentice should show commitment to their training and the desire to improve in all areas. Each of the HITO regions will have their own regional winner. One national winner will be picked from the regional winners.
The Trainer of the Year award goes to an exceptional industry trainer who trains HITO trainees. This Award is open to trainers in hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses, including commercial product company trainers who have worked with HITO trainees. This award acknowledges an individual who offers excellent training.
The Training Workplace of the Year goes to a hairdressing, barbering, or beauty business that offers exceptional training to HITO trainees. The business must show a strong commitment to training and qualifications and have an excellent record of training success in their business. This award acknowledges a business’ commitment to training.
The Tutor of the Year Award goes to a tutor in hairdressing, barbering, or beauty involved in training HITO trainees. The award recognises the tutor’s exceptional industry knowledge, commitment to training and qualifications, and their personal achievements in their industry.
HITO and the Jasmine McBeth family set up this scholarship to recognise Jasmine’s passion, motivation and dedication to the hairdressing industry before she passed away in 2007. The scholarship is offered annually to someone with the drive, passion, motivation and dedication to succeed in their apprenticeship and hairdressing career. This scholarship is only available to those in a hairdressing apprenticeship.
The scholarship recipient receives $3750 towards training, and up to two runners-up receive $750 each.
01 May 2017
31 August 2017
19 November 2017
HITO Apprentice of the Year
Machaela Robbins, Pamper Me
HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year
HITO Northern Apprentice of the Year: Callum Senior, Zurri Hairdressing
HITO Midland Apprentice of the Year: Machaela Robbins, Pamper Me
HITO MidCentral Apprentice of the Year: Gracie Nisbet, MPhosis Hair Studio
HITO Central Apprentice of the Year: Jade Scott, VIVO Hair and Beauty – Tory Street
HITO Northern South Apprentice of the Year: Jared Kirk, Cuts @ Once
HITO Southern Apprentice of the Year: Jordan Carlton, Head Rush Hair Salon
HITO Trainer of the Year
Janine Simons, Mane Salon
HITO Training Workplace of the Year
Head Rush Hair Salon
Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Benfell, Biba