June 2014

All aboard the Ruby Princess

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Six students from Further Education Hair and Beauty courses recently travelled to Southampton docks to visit the spa facilities on board the cruise ship Ruby Princess. 

Four Beauty Therapy and two Hairdressing students boarded the luxury liner with lecturer Kirsty Tudor and were given a tour of the ship before being shown around the Ruby Princess’ spa. The facilities are owned by Steiner Leisure Limited, a company renowned for operating spas at sea and have spa facilities on over 150 luxury cruise ships. 

Four students from UCB courses, Leanne Sutor, Lisa Fanthom, Nadia Parvez (Beauty Therapy), and Lucy Bennett (Hairdressing) have been offered jobs with Steiner Leisure. They will be working in Steiner’s sea spas when they complete their course and will start their training at the end of August this year. 

Steiner’s Onboard Spas employ over 2,000 spa, salon and fitness. They invest heavily in training and recruiting and have multiple training centres and academies in both Europe and Asia.

These visits are a good opportunity for students to take a look at the wide variety of working environments available in the industry. It gives them a flavour of the type of careers on offer and the opportunities available on completion of their course.

Kirsty Tudor UCB lecturer

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