For the first time, Scentre Group has launched a nationwide search for a young stylist to join its team of fashion experts.

The winner of New Zealand’s Young Budding Stylist competition will learn the ropes and make a kick-start into the New Zealand fashion industry, showcasing their talents in conjunction with leading stylists Stephanie Rumble, Luke Bettesworth and Leonie Barlow for 12 months. They will also receive the opportunity to style their own wardrobe with $5,000 worth of Westfield Gift Cards.

“We’re so excited to give a young, keen fashion enthusiast the opportunity to work alongside some of the top fashion stylists in the country,” said Westfield national promotions manager, Rochelle Gray.

“The opportunity has the potential to make one aspiring fashion enthusiast realise their greatest career goals. We hope this encourages more young Kiwis to follow their fashion dreams and be inspired by learning from others.”

To qualify, entrants must be a New Zealand citizen between the age of 16 and 24, with entries open until 31 July.