SPA ON BOARD

SPA ON BOARD CRUISE SHIPS

Picture yourself working onboard one of the world’s most celebrated Cruise Liners flying international waters in serious style and visiting glamorous destinations! Now doesn’t that sound like a way to see the world? We are about to take you on a journey.
So before we start you have to ask yourself a few questions. What do you want out of life? And what do you want out of a career? We need your skills. You love adventure. So close your eyes and just imagine..;)

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Eligibility

To be accepted onto the SPA Cruise Ships you will need to qualify as outlined below:

  • Aged 21-37 years
  • No criminal record
  • CV / Resume in English
  • full length photo (nice photos / smile – in business suit or working uniform)
  • Valid passport(Unfortunately temporary or student visas do not qualify)
  • Copy of your Diploma or Certificate
  • You MUST be healthy (applicants with back problems, Asthma or anyone on chronic medicine cannot be accepted)
  • Candidates are selected based on the ability to meet various behavioural, attitudinal and technical standards
  • Sufficient funds to pay for trainning program fees, medical examination and visa
  • You will be required to engage pro-actively in the application process
  • No prior SPA experience is required.
    Your level of SPA expertise will determine whether you are required to do 1, 2 or 3 week training program course.
    This will be assessed carefully upon application.

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SPA staff:
– Hairdressers
– Nail Stylists / Nail Technicians
– Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructors
– Massage Therapist
– Beauty Therapists
– Spa Doctor
– Acupuncturist

SPA Training Courses

Training Courses run most months and take place in London, England. The course takes 1-4 weeks depending on your prior experience.
Upon successful completion of the your course, and clear medical, you will be put forward for interview and placement. Placement happens year round and usually take anywhere from 2-12 weeks.

Cruise Ship Placement contracts

Contracts run for 6-8 continuous months followed by six weeks vacation upon successful completion of contract. Further contracts will be reviewed and renewed after your 1st contract. Cruise ships companies are looking for long term committers. Applicants who are simply looking for a gap year will unfortunately not be placed.

Working Environment

The ‘image’ of professionalism and success is often judged by your appearance and attitude. As a representative of the company you are required to maintain a professional appearance at all times. All uniforms must be the correct size, clean, pressed and in pristine condition at all times. Name tags are a mandatory part of your uniform and must be worn at all times when in public areas. You are being assessed from the minute you arrive on cruise ship.. A courteous ‘good morning’ or a smile costs nothing but can gain you rewarding attention. As a SPA representative you will always aim to exceed expectations.

Your Lifestyle at Sea

Your Cabin generally, the cabins are very small and most staff share with one other spa staff member. They are all quite close to each other and have adjoining shower and bathroom facilities. They are generally clean and basic, although the fittings vary cruise line by cruise line. Some cabins have windows and others don’t, but this is something that you do get quite accustomed to. The living area really can be likened to a university dorm room situation. You will definitely know your neighbours within a couple of hours!
Food Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided free of charge throughout your ship contract.

Going Out On Board On most ships

SPA staff can enjoy the ship’s entertainment and visit the various lounges. On some ships there are evening uniforms and on others a color of dress or dress code is established, In public areas, even though you are on your time off, you are still a representative of SPA. You can mingle with the guests and have a great time, but unruly behavior and getting drunk is not permitted in public area. Think of this rule as a driving rule-there is a limit and if you go over the limit your privilege may be taken away by the Spa Manager or Staff Captain.

Ships Cleaning and Laundry Service

Every cabin comes with a cabin steward or stewardess. They will dean the bathroom, keep you stocked up with towels and toilet paper, change yours sheets and make your bed. They are angels and treat them as such! It is customary to tip your cabin steward. Find out the average rate on board and give your tip accordingly. Tips are very important to the stewards as their wage is minimal. So be generous and thankful that for your contract you will not need to know how to make up a bed! You can also leave your laundry for the cabin steward who will return it within two days normally There is a minimal charge for this service. Alternatively you can go to the crew launderette and do it yourself.

Time to Swim in the Ocean

All SPA staff will receive equivalent of one and a half days off per seven day week, or 3 days depending on cruise and itinerary. Working days will not exceed 14 hours including 1 hour for lunch and dinner. Your time is only scheduled when the ship is docked and so we cannot stress enough that you should make good use of the time. Make friends with other department staff and always plan your “play” time, so that your contract does not just become completely work focused. Your time off is a chance to really reap the benefits of your hard work and have some fun. On a world cruise you could go to see the Taj Mahal in India or the Hidden Valley in the Philippines. In Europe, perhaps you will cruise through the Norwegian Fjords. Ships will visit places that you have not even heard of, so be prepared to take full advantage of this exciting time in your life.

JOB OPPORTUNITY-INTERVIEW September2016

SPA staff wanted for a job on luxurious cruise line ships!
Knowledge of English is required.
Candidates min-max age: 21-37
Photography knowledge is required.
Some Company pays Air Tickets (some are not paying) food, accommodation, uniform, medical insurance its paid.

Opened positions:

Hairdresser

– Basic knowledge is required.(high school, training program, or 1 year experience in similar jobs)
– English speaking
– Estimated salary: 1000-3000 USD (everything depends on company for who you will work for )
– Sell commission (some companies have fixed salary but you receive sell comission)
– Contract length: 6-10 months
– Cabin: shared (for 2 person with bathroom inside)

Apply and send us your CV. Do not miss the opportunity for a great job ! apply here

Nail Stylist

– Basic knowledge is required.(high school, training program, or 1 year experience in similar jobs)
– English speaking
– Estimated salary: 1000-3000 USD (everything depends on company for who you will work for )
– Sell commission (some companies have fixed salary but you receive sell comission)
– Contract length: 6-10 months
– Cabin: shared (for 2 person with bathroom inside)

Apply and send us your CV. Do not miss the opportunity for a great job ! apply here

Fitness Instructor

– Basic knowledge is required.(high school, training program, or 1 year experience in similar jobs)
– English speaking
– Estimated salary: 1000-3000 USD (everything depends on company for who you will work for )
– Sell commission (some companies have fixed salary but you receive sell comission)
– Contract length: 6-10 months
– Cabin: shared (for 2 person with bathroom inside)

Apply and send us your CV. Do not miss the opportunity for a great job ! apply here

Massage Therapist

– Basic knowledge is required.(high school, training program, or 1 year experience in similar jobs)
– English speaking
– Estimated salary: 1000-3000 USD (everything depends on company for who you will work for )
– Sell commission (some companies have fixed salary but you receive sell comission)
– Contract length: 6-10 months
– Cabin: shared (for 2 person with bathroom inside)

Apply and send us your CV. Do not miss the opportunity for a great job ! apply here

Beauty Therapist

– Basic knowledge is required.(high school, training program, or 1 year experience in similar jobs)
– English speaking
– Estimated salary: 1000-3000 USD (everything depends on company for who you will work for )
– Sell commission (some companies have fixed salary but you receive sell comission)
– Contract length: 6-10 months
– Cabin: shared (for 2 person with bathroom inside)

Apply and send us your CV. Do not miss the opportunity for a great job ! apply here

Spa Doctor

– Basic knowledge is required.(high school, training program, or 1 year experience in similar jobs)
– English speaking
– Estimated salary: 1000-3000 USD (everything depends on company for who you will work for )
– Sell commission (some companies have fixed salary but you receive sell comission)
– Contract length: 6-10 months
– Cabin: shared (for 2 person with bathroom inside)

Apply and send us your CV. Do not miss the opportunity for a great job ! apply here

Acupuncturist

– Basic knowledge is required.(high school, training program, or 1 year experience in similar jobs)
– English speaking
– Estimated salary: 1000-3000 USD (everything depends on company for who you will work for )
– Sell commission (some companies have fixed salary but you receive sell comission)
– Contract length: 6-10 months
– Cabin: shared (for 2 person with bathroom inside)

Apply and send us your CV. Do not miss the opportunity for a great job ! apply here