Diploma Travel Bursary 2011 July 17th 2011
James Busby Travel – Bursary for Diploma students and graduates
UK based company James Busby Travel is offering a bursary for it’s next educational trip to Australia this October to WSET Diploma students or graduates working full time in the wine trade based anywhere in the world. The cost of the two week trip normally stands at £3000 inclusive of flights to and from the UK plus all travel and accommodation.
The successful applicant will receive a £1500 bursary towards this cost, bringing the total cost of the two week trip down to just £1500 inclusive of flights to and from the UK plus all travel and accommodation.
The trip will take place from 20.10.11 to 05.11.11. Flights depart and return to Heathrow, but can be arranged from other international airports subject to availability
Information regarding the trip and a map of the route can be found at
A copy of the itinerary can be found at
James Busby Travel is working in association with some of Australia’s leading family owned and independent wineries and specialises in providing high quality, bespoke trips to Australia for wine trade professionals. Their two week educational trips take in not only Australia’s classic estates but also the best of it’s up-and-coming young winemakers.
The two week itinerary for October includes visits and tastings at Tyrrells, Henschke, Yalumba, De Bortoli, Tahbilk, Spinifex, Mac Forbes, Bests, Paxton, d’Arenberg, Howard Park and Cape Mentelle.
Director Tim Wildman MW says” Our small group trips of just twelve travellers offer a very personal experience; you get to meet the winemakers face to face, walk the vineyards and taste some incredible wines. We take our time when visiting each winery, and place a strong emphasis on tasting, education and getting to learn the terroir story. This trip is the ideal opportunity for Diploma students looking to build on their knowledge and gain real life experience and examples for their exams. For Diploma Graduates, it is another step in their education and personal development and is a great opportunity to develop their network”
To apply for the bursary place students are asked to submit an application essay of between 750 and 1000 words on the following title
“How important is regionality to the sales and marketing of Australian wine?”
Applicants must be working full time in the wine trade
Applications should be sent via email to Tim Wildman MW directly at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before July 31st 2011. Please note that the trip itinerary and costs are based on travellers departing from and returning to London Heathrow
Applicants not based in Europe may choose to travel to Australia from their nearest international airport, subject to prior arrangement and flight cost and availability
Travellers have the option to extend their time in Australia by changing their flights up to 30 days either side of the trip dates at no extra cost, subject to availability
Bursary terms and conditions
Applications are restricted to one entry per person
The successful applicant must have a valid passport to travel to Australia and arrange their own Visa and travel insurance
The successful applicant will be contacted via email before 15.08.11
The Judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into
James Busby Travel is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent
You must be either a WSET Diploma graduate or currently a WSET Diploma student to qualify and be currently working full time in the wine trade
Applications must be accompanied by an email with name, contact phone number, career resume and contact details for two industry referees to email@example.com
The successful applicant must comply with and sign the full terms and conditions of the trip before being accepted. These are available on request
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