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Category Archives: Jobseeker Info

Client in Focus: The Massage Company

The Massage Company Camberley

4 Leisure Recruitment has been working with The Massage Company since before their launch in 2016. We have helped with recruiting the professional staff that The Massage Company need to fulfil their aim of helping more people to realise the benefits of massage. By changing people’s beliefs that massage should only be done as and when it is needed, they aim to improve their customers’ wellbeing through regular, routine treatments.

The Massage Company are bringing massage to the mainstream. From their location in Camberley, Surrey, their aim is to grow across the UK and open more and more branches, making their monthly subscription model available to more people.

Who are The Massage Company?

The Massage Company was started by Charlie Thompson and Elliot Walker back in 2016. Both have a solid background in the spa and leisure industry – Thompson’s previous roles include a stint as the head of Virgin Active’s 80 spas, while Walker previously launched, built and ran Murad Cosmetics. Both are committed to providing a professional and accessible massage service. The quality of staff is paramount – they have even developed their own certified training programme for their staff.

Their flagship location in Camberley is in a prime location, a stone’s throw from the train station. You can have a look around with Charlie Thompson on their 360 video

The Massage Company won the award for Best New Business of the Year 2016 in the Collectively Camberley Business Awards – see more at http://www.spa-life.co.uk/news/article/the-massage-company-scoops-new-business-award/

Work at The Massage Company

Jobs at The Massage Company

Here are the jobs we are currently helping The Massage Company to fill. If you’d like to have an informal, no-obligation discussion in confidence about any of these roles, please do get in touch with us at 4 Leisure Recruitment – it’s james@4LeisureRecruitment.co.uk or call us on 01895 450640

The Massage Company™ is looking for an ambitious Assistant Manager for our “getting busy” flagship centre in Camberley.  It is expected that this role will progress into either a Centre Manager position, or a more flexible operational position working with new opening sites, or a combination of both.

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Batten down the hatches – the new year is coming!

New year leisure recruitment

We are fast approaching the end of the year and beginning of 2018. With that in mind in the world of leisure recruitment, our minds turn from staffing luxury fragrance counters for the madness of the festive period to preparing for the stampede of new members in gyms and fitness centres across the UK.

While shops and restaurants are taking a well-earned breather in the month after Christmas, gyms and health and fitness providers see a massive upturn in business. Starting new year’s resolutions and fighting to work off the thousands of extra calories consumed over the Christmas period sees an increased demand for health and fitness services. In the leisure industry, we call it ‘the Golden Quarter’, and as leisure professionals, we have witnessed it ourselves, year after year.

With rises in total membership and reports of the growth of the industry, fitness operators nationwide are bracing themselves. Temporary skilled recruits are vital at this time of year. Whether it be membership sales consultants or temporary personal trainers to help with the influx, here at 4 Leisure we have an experienced team on hand to fill those gaps.

Looking for a new leisure job?

Likewise, if one of your resolutions is to get a new leisure job then now would be a good time to try out a new role on a temporary basis. Temporary work not only gives the chance for a trial for both the employer and the employee, but it can give vital training and experience for those who are trying to break into the industry. Or it could simply be a good way of getting a few more paid hours in while you can.

Do you need extra staff for your leisure business?

If you are a leisure business and are currently planning for January then get in touch we have a dedicated team who can tailor a recruitment package specific to your needs.

Here are some of the challenges involved in managing members of your health club.

Research from Mintel has shown that spending on fitness remains strong, despite a credible threat from fitness technology. Member retention can be an issue, however, with some members citing unfriendly staff as a problem. It is imperative that the staff you hire are aware of the impact that they can personally have on your gym’s success.

Read this article for more information – http://www.healthclubmanagement.co.uk/health-club-management-features/Mintel-UK-Health-and-Fitness-Club-Report-2017/32014

Recent intervention into gym membership deals by the CMA has made it harder for gym operators to lock clients into long-term contracts. This is a good thing for the client and makes gym membership an easier option, however, it does mean that gym brands can no longer rely on long-term commitment from clients and it will be necessary to find other ways to keep clients happy and paying for longer. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gym-users-to-get-better-deal-in-2017

The idea that you can take advantage of someone’s good intentions in the new year and keep them paying for two years or longer has all but disappeared, and gyms are now having to work harder at client retention. The result should be happier clients whose needs are being met continuously and not just until they sign the membership contract.

That doesn’t mean that people will not be looking to join a gym after Christmas. However the government intervene in membership business models, people are still human and will be making all the right intentions to change their behaviour and health habits throughout January and into February.

If you need staff to plug a few holes and get those paying customers on board and happy for as long as possible, get in touch with our temporary division now.

temp gym recruitment

Photo by Martin Barák on Unsplash

Don’t get caught out by recruitment scams

A recent episode of Rip off Britain got us talking in the office about employment scams. The episode, in particular, involved a scam where a course was sold to a man who wanted to be qualified to take on a position on an off-shore oil rig.

The ‘sellers’ of the course – a ‘recruitment agency’ had in fact over charged by hundreds of pounds and then promptly disappeared by the end of it and were of no help in sourcing work for him.

You can watch the full episode at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09bctzl/rip-off-britain-2017-live-episode-8# 

Recruitment scams

Like ‘modelling job’ scams, where hopefuls are asked to pay out hundreds of pounds for a portfolio of photographs, only to never get a single modelling job, we recommend you stay away from any sort of job that asks for up-front payments. If these recruiters were sure you’d secure work with them, they’d be the ones paying for your portfolio or essential training.

Beware the ‘recruiters’ too which promise to refund your expenses once they’ve found you a job. What incentive do they have to find you work if it means not only would they need to pay you for the job but also refund your expenses? Think about not only what’s in for you, but also what’s in it for them before you start down a path with any recruiter.

These aren’t the only way in which a recruiter (fake or otherwise) can make money from you to your detriment.

Beware umbrella payment companies

A recent complication in the world of recruitment is the reform of the IR35 regulations. These reforms have seen an upsurge in Umbrella payment companies. There has been much concern in the media about what some of these companies actually do

http://www.recruiter.co.uk/news/2017/08/unite-urges-nhs-ban-umbrella-companies

Some firms were reported to be offering payment via contractor loan schemes and suggesting this would reduce taxable income. However, the government clearly explains how this method of payment can result in penalties, interest and additional taxes.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/contractor-tax-loan-schemes-can-cost-you-more

Umbrella payment companies are not illegal, and not immoral in themselves. However, we often find that people blindly trust an umbrella payment company without questioning some of the deductions they make. While pay rates for temporary staff may tend to be more attractive on the face of it, the take-home pay can often be less than they would expect, and even less than if they were on a PAYE scheme.

For information about off-payroll working rules, the government provides some guidance here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ir35-find-out-if-it-applies

Whilst some Umbrella companies are fully compliant with regulations, many charge workers for their payroll services.

How then is it possible to avoid some of the scammers that are out there in the world of recruitment, temporary work and umbrella companies?

  • Stick to well-known and respected well-established recruitment agencies.
  • If you use an Umbrella company ensure it is fully compliant and ASK what those deductions are on your payslip.
  • If you are offered a course with a job at the end of it, check the ‘recruitment’ company out; if someone offers you something that appears to be too good to be true, chances are it may well be.

There are also schemes called PAYE Umbrella which gives the impression that people are being paid PAYE but actually it’s just a version of an Umbrella scheme being sold under a different name.

Protect yourself by arming yourself with knowledge.

We are always available for help and guidance in your leisure job seeking. Your consultant can answer all your questions about your pay. Not sure if a company is reputable? Then stick with us!

 

 

 

What did you do for your work experience?

This week, we have been entertained by the wonderful Eddie, a young man who decided to do his two weeks’ work experience with the disarray that is Southern Rail. In a move that could be either madness or genius, 15-year old Eddie was tasked with manning their Twitter feed, and although it could have turned out pretty badly, the result was awesome, with Eddie and the obliging public creating a welcome break from all the complaints and attacks that Southern Rail has inevitably experienced.

You didn’t see it? Learn more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40580704

Southern Rail

© Southern Rail

His story has got us talking about how we spent our work experience weeks. Were they two weeks of valuable insight into the world of work? Or were we just glad to get out of school for a while?

We asked around the 4 Leisure Recruitment team to see if our work experience experiences were anywhere near as good as Eddie’s.

Martyn Senior spent 4 weeks in the Microbiology Department of Hope Children’s Hospital in the summer of ‘83.  He said “A rare heat wave in Manchester at a time before air-conditioning was common place, so working with children’s faecal samples wasn’t great for my health or appetite that summer! Spending prolonged periods on my own with little human contact (bar the samples) helped me to realise I should pursue a career where there was a constant buzz.”

Leisure recruitment certainly has a buzz and (generally) you’re dealing with something more fragrant!

Work experience in a lab

Jean Wing Hing did his work experience at the Pavilion Leisure Centre in Bromley shortly after it was built.

He says “I spent two hellish weeks on poolside in about 80 degrees shadowing a lifeguard and duty manager. I could barely swim at the time. Although this was in the early 90s! Some 20+ years later, I’m still in the leisure industry. Doing less poolside duties these days.”

Swimming jobs

James Proctor also did his work experience in the leisure industry, by spending “two weeks cleaning mirrors in a gym”. Still, it taught him a couple of valuable lessons he’s carried with him to the present day. “I learnt 1) never to work for that company again because they didn’t understand what the whole point of work experience was, and 2) I definitely never want to be a window cleaner!”

cleaning jobs

Work experience is certainly a good way of working out what you don’t want to do, as much as inspiring you to take up something you would never have considered.

Peter Brooks spent two weeks working at an accountancy firm. If nothing else “…it made me realise that not every role is a glamorous one – I understood the amount of work people go through behind the scenes and how that work can look (effectively quite mundane and repetitive in the world of accountancy) and whilst I have always been quite good with numbers I knew from then on I wasn’t suited to the life of an accountant, I would be bored stiff and needed something with a bit more uncertainty in the daily life. So it shaped my career in the sense it allowed me to rule out one potential avenue that I could have taken.”

Leisure recruitment

No-one from the team has yet beaten Lizi Turner’s experience. She says….

“We had to line up our own work experience in our own free time at my school, so I rang the Assistant Editor of ‘Mizz’ magazine to ask if I could shadow her and to my amazement, she agreed! First exposure to an office environment and this one had a young, creative and laid back vibe, which I was loving.  At 15 I was made to feel like one of the team; from opening reader letters and choosing the ones to publish, to assisting the fashion and makeup photo shoots.  Their sample room was like Aladdin’s cave and I was allowed to choose what I liked to take home but the best bit was appointing my little sister as a ‘make-over model’ for the next edition…. Great memories and published images of my sister in the magazine to bribe her with for the rest our lives! “

Work experience in beauty

Some good memories, and some not so good, but valuable all the same!

What did you do for your work experience?

Fitness jobs from 4Leisure Recruitment

Fitness jobs

Fitness has been a growing industry in the UK for a long time. Even with more and more people switching to budget gyms, the demand for fitness professionals has not waned. In fact, with the trend for better value activities such as group training, good fitness instructors are in increasing demand. Clients are looking for results and fast, and personal training is becoming the norm, rather than the preserve of the rich.  If you are looking for fitness jobs, then 4Leisure Recruitment are the recruitment people for you.

Here are a selection of the fitness jobs we have available right now.

Member Service Manager – Fitness professional required to improve customer experience and improve membership retention rates at a fitness club in the High Wycombe area. We are looking for someone with a fitness background and some experience in sales/customer service.  Salary of £18k – £20k plus bonus.

Personal Trainers – for a 24-hour gym in Hemel Hempstead. This is a role which works on a revenue share basis (60:40 in your favour). Experienced or newly-qualified PTs welcome, must be REPS3 or above. Good earning potential with flexibility.

Gym and Spa Supervisor – Kensington, London. Hands-on varied role overseeing the operations of a high end leisure facility. Must have Level 2 fitness qualifications, and previous supervisor experience. Additional qualifications in PT, massage therapy, or similar preferred but not essential. Permanent, full-time, £18k salary.

Fitness Instructor – part-time for private health club in London Docklands. REPS Level 2 minimum. Customer service duties included. Working on a rota basis, this is a permanent position offering £9.15 per hour.

Fitness and Wellbeing Instructor – on a part-time basis for private high-end apartments in South West London. Working in a private facility including a gym, pool, and sauna, there are opportunities for PT and massage therapy as well as the required inductions, and leading group exercise sessions. Permanent position, starting at £7 per hour. Fantastic fitness job with good development opportunities.

Lifeguard Duty Manager – a more challenging role for a NPLQ qualified lifeguard at a unique leisure facility in South East London. Permanent role, 35 hours a week for a good £16k – £18k per annum. Fantastic opportunity for someone to develop their experience and skills in the leisure sector. If you’re not NPLQ qualified, then please get in touch. We currently have roles in High Wycombe with NPLQ training included.

Do you want to be a personal trainer but don’t know where to start? Check out this article from FutureFit

If any of these fitness jobs sound attractive to you, then please call us on 01895 450640, or email your current CV to info@4LeisureRecruitment.co.uk

The joy of summer jobs

 

Summer jobs

Summer jobs are a fab way of gaining experience and earning that all-important money to get you through the rest of the year. Summer jobs are popular with university students who can work full-time during the summer break, but you don’t have to be a student to do a summer job. You could do extra work during the summer on top of your regular day job, or swap and change between jobs depending on the season, doing outdoor leisure jobs through the summer, and going back to an office job in the autumn.

Summer jobs are often fairly flexible. They may not be the best paid of jobs but you can often choose your own shifts, working around your other commitments. You could also just throw yourself into the job full-time, getting the money and experience while you have nothing much else going on in your life.

There are a whole host of temp summer jobs, both full-time and part-time to do. Some are more popular than others and fill up quickly, so get out there ASAP. Popular choices include going abroad to work at a summer camp. These are usually poorly paid but provide a wealth of experience and the opportunity to travel, and to spend your summer somewhere a bit sunnier.

We’re a big fan of summer jobs here at 4Leisure Recruitment. In the leisure industry, there’s a fair few jobs which are seasonal, and are a brilliant way of gaining experience and getting your foot on the leisure career ladder.

Over the years, our own staff have done an array of seasonal, part-time jobs. Some are leisure related, and some not so much, however all the jobs we have done have helped us along on our career path, and we would not be who or where we are today if we hadn’t done them. Summer jobs can be a fantastic way of learning more about yourself and what you enjoy doing.

I asked around the office to see what jobs we have done and this is what came back.

“When I left school, I started making hand-made cards and sold them”

“When I was under 16 and unable to get a part-time job, I helped out at my Grandma’s florists”

“I sold men’s suits in a shop in Leeds” 

 “I coached kids multi-sports”

 “I delivered bakery products”

 “I ran a cocktail bar”

 “I instructed people how to drive minibuses”

 We all agree that the jobs we did, no matter how unglamorous they may seem, make us who we are today and have helped us to find out more about ourselves – whether this was finding out that we really love working with kids, or never want to smell freshly baked bread ever again.

If you are looking for a summer job in the leisure industry, please get in touch with us today.

How to……lifeguard jobs

lifeguard jobs

We have a good selection of lifeguard jobs on our site at the moment. Whether you want to work in a municipal indoor pool, a retro lido, or one of the UK’s many beaches, with the summer season just around the corner, employers of all kinds are looking for lifeguards.

Being a lifeguard may sound a bit mundane but it’s actually a very good entry level role for the leisure industry, and equips you with essential skills in health & safety, customer service, and first aid. Lifeguard jobs are a great way of gaining front-line leisure experience and can be a foot-in-the-door for better-paid roles. Many high level leisure managers started their careers as lifeguards.

Lifeguard jobs are highly flexible. You can usually do as few or as many shifts as you want, and hours are often available from early morning to late night seven days a week. You can work as a lifeguard to earn money while studying, or as an extra income around another job.

Becoming a lifeguard is relatively easy. If you have a good level of fitness, can swim, and have a good attitude, then getting qualified is quite straightforward.

Here’s how to do it….

The internationally-recognised NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification) or its beach equivalent the NBLQ is essential. Course fees are typically up to £250 but many course providers are fully funded subject to your circumstances, so ask around about funding eligibility before you commit to paying for a course.

The training involves classroom theory work, practical pool rescue skills, first aid, CPR, and life-saving skills. You undertake at least 36 hours of training. To start training you must be able to fulfil certain criteria. These are…

  • Minimum age of 16
  • You must be able to….

o   … get in and out of the pool without using the pool ladder
o   ….swim 50m in less than 60 seconds
o   ….swim 100m continuously
o   ….tread water for 30 seconds
o   ….jump/dive into deep water
o   …surface dive to the floor of the pool

The NPLQ/NBLQ is valid for two years, during which you must complete a further 20 hours training, and then renew. You can find more about completing the course at the website of the RLSS

To find a job as a lifeguard you can…..

Search specialist recruitment websites such as 4LeisureRecruitment and register for email alerts of suitable jobs.

Look at websites and newsletters of the following types of companies likely to need poolside staff…

  • Holiday parks, both in the UK and abroad
  • Private leisure facilities and gym chains
  • Your local council for its public leisure facilities and beaches
  • Your local RNLI who look after many of the UKs beaches
  • Hotels with private pools
  • Day spas
  • Water parks

Always have your CV ready to send off quickly. If you need help building a CV, please check out our website – CV advice and tips

Let any lifeguard friends know you are looking just in case a job becomes available at their workplace.

Becoming a lifeguard is fairly straightforward and can give you access to a range of fun and flexible jobs which help you to build experience and knowledge which can springboard you up the leisure career ladder.

Good luck!

Why would you not want to be an open-air lifeguard with places like these?

lifeguard jobs

Whether you prefer the retro-chic of a lido, or are happy to risk it in less-glamorous open-water, outdoor swimming is undergoing a real renaissance. Many old lidos are being put back into service, and facilities created around popular open-water swimming spots to encourage more people to swim.

We currently have lifeguard jobs in many parts of the UK, especially for Rutland Water where we need lifeguards to work on the brand new lake beach facility from June to September. If you fancy a summer job with a difference and want to be play a part in the success of the new facility, then please visit our website to learn more – Lifeguard jobs in Rutland

Here’s a few places where you can swim in the lovely British sunshine!

The Helix in Falkirk, Scotland – A brand new lagoon has been opened at The Helix in Falkirk. It looks absolutely beautiful and is sure to be as bracing as Scotland itself.

Courtesy of www.allmediascotland.com

Heron Lake, Middlesex – Heron Lake is one of the largest outdoor swimming lakes in England and is in easy reach of the M25. The lake is open to swimmers of all abilities and sessions start at just £5 but has limited times available so please check out their website.

Abbey Meadows Outdoor Pool, Oxfordshire – Open from May to September, Abbey Meadows is open seven days a week and works on a session basis. The pools are suitable for children and lessons are available. The sessions are surprisingly cheap.

Askham Outdoor Pool, The Lake District – Due to open sometime in June, the two pools at Askham will be open in afternoons through the summer holiday season. Surrounded by the lush green that the Lake District is famed for, this is bound to be a lovely place to take a dip.

The Serpentine Lido, London – One of the most famous park lakes in the world has its own cordoned-off swimming section with beach. Open daily throughout the summer, with a terrace and a children’s play area, this is the perfect way to cool down on a hot London day.

Tooting Bec Lido, London – Possibly the most famous open air lido of them all, Tooting Bec Lido has been operating since 1906, and has been used as a film set, and a competition venue, as well as a public pool.

Ilkley Lido, Yorkshire – For those hardier Yorkshire folk, the lido at Ilkley has been providing outdoor swimming since 1935. It is also an unusual and interesting mushroom shape.

Have you been outdoor swimming? What are your favourite venues?

4Leisure get social!

There’s no doubt that social media has been a huge phenomenon over the last few years. Since the days of MySpace and various rivals in the 2000s, all sorts of people have been finding their favourite platforms to socialise and network online.

As a specialist recruitment agency we understand that social media can be both a threat and an opportunity to our operations. While in theory it can mean that companies can do their own recruiting for very little cost, we have found that it’s not such a black-and-white picture. There are still advantages to using an agency, and getting the word out about a vacancy is just a very small part of a successful recruitment process.

Nevertheless, we see social media as a good thing for recruiters and job seekers alike. You may have noticed our growing social media presence recently as we get more comfortable with using it and are finding it to be a useful tool for reaching job seekers and broaden our many and varied candidate pools. It’s also a lot of fun!

If you ‘do’ social media, then please come and say hello to us. We are on…..

Facebook

Please come and like us at 4LeisureRecruitment. On here we share all of our jobs, and news items you may find interesting. We also have a Job of the Week every Friday. Facebook is a great platform and there’s not many people who haven’t heard of it, or use it. By Facebook’s last figures, there are more adults on Facebook than not. Facebook is popular with all ages, and for many people is the only social network they use. It is sometimes a struggle because Facebook are trying to get companies to pay-to-play and are squeezing the filters even tighter. If you want to see all our posts, please come and visit our page regularly as it’s inevitable that you will miss some jobs and you never know, the one you miss might be the perfect job for you!

If you’re interested specifically in Lifeguard or Spa jobs, we also have separate pages for these too.  We post up the relevant jobs here as well as industry chat.

Twitter

We LOVE Twitter! Twitter has been the fastest growing social network over the last few years with around 135,000 new accounts created every day. There are over 2 billion active searches on Twitter worldwide daily.

Twitter is a great way of reaching a younger audience. Those searching for entry level jobs are active on there, shunning the now uncool Facebook in favour of something faster and sharper.

We post all our jobs up on Twitter automatically – as soon as the job is on our website, it’s also on Twitter. Twitter is very fast-moving and if you blink, you’ll miss a tweet or two, but the searchability makes Twitter a winner for us. You want a #job as a beauty therapist? Do the search and you’ll find lots, and some of them will be ours!

Come and follow us over there. We have a main account – @4Leisure – one for lifeguards @4Lifeguards, and one for Spa and Beauty @4LeisureSpa

LinkedIn

We are on LinkedIn! Are you? We have a company page at 4Leisure Recruitment, and a discussion group at 4Leisure group.

We find LinkedIn is a fantastic way of reaching out to those looking for a management or senior role, and for keeping up with industry developments with professionals who are not necessarily active on Facebook.

This article from Recruitment Buzz discussed whether LinkedIn is the biggest threat to us as recruiters, but we certainly don’t think so. Sharing news of job vacancies is only one part of the process, and LinkedIn has given us just another way of sharing those vacancies. If anything, LinkedIn is helping us to reach you or your next brilliant employee.

Using LinkedIn in tandem with more mass-market platforms such as Facebook allows us to reach employers and candidates all the way up and down the job ladder.

Google+

We are also on Google +. Yes, it’s not mass-market yet and it’s still full of IT professionals and bloggers, but Google+ will be popular soon and we’re getting ahead of the curve! Google have invested a lot of time, money, and effort into making Google+ the ultimate social network and we have to admit that it’s pretty good. It has the best of all the social networks – you can have one-way relationships like Twitter, with the content-rich postings of Facebook. We love the AutoAwesome feature, and are looking forward to using it more.

If you’re on Google+, please come and connect with us over there and we’ll muddle through together.

And if you’re looking for a job using social media?

Our advice to you is to do it! Use Twitter to search for vacancies, like Facebook pages of recruitment agencies operating in your industry, and get on LinkedIn. Make your profiles searchable and let people come and find you too. Project an online image which is desirable to employers, and get networking.

From www.SocialTalent.co

Meet the Team: Our Spa and Beauty Jobs Specialist Shelly.

Spa and Beauty Jobs

Shelly Dawett

Meet Shelly Dawett, the specialist recruiter for our spa and beauty division. Shelly has a wealth of experience of matching beauty professionals to jobs everywhere from boutique salons to 5* spa hotels.

Shelly has her brains picked on a regular basis by recruits and employers alike. So she’s kindly given us some answers to some of the more common questions.

In no particular order, here are some of Shelly’s Q&As.

Q – How do I make the transition from salon to premium spa?

It is important a beauty therapist understands that there is a lot more involved in their job role other than being able to perform a treatment, or socialising in a salon, especially for those wishing to pursue a career within premium and exclusive spas. A treatment cannot simply be good it must be memorable. It is imperative that therapists make their clients feel as comfortable as possible by being welcoming, friendly, and responsive to their needs. Always aim to be personable; a client wants to remember who is responsible for making them feel happy, relaxed, and stress free. We find that the premium spas require much higher standards of professionalism and grooming and the ability to go the extra mile is vital. It’s also well worth continuing with your own personal development. It demonstrates you are committed to your career and a range of qualifications on your CV will get you noticed by the more exclusive spas.

Q – How important is image in the spa industry?

Therapists will always carry out their work in close contact to their clients therefore they must ensure high standards of personal hygiene and grooming are kept at all times. No one would feel confident in having a treatment by a therapist who fails to take pride in their appearance. Premium spas will always look for therapists who can accurately reflect their brand both in appearance and conduct.

When working within a premium spa environment beauty therapists must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and courtesy at all times. Making sure they give their clients full care and attention is of the utmost importance. Quality spas tend to attract a lot of attention and therapists will find that often they will have very busy agendas. Excellent time keeping is essential as no client wants to be kept waiting to have their treatment or feel neglected. This means building in time to turn the room around and prescribe products without making the client feel like the treatment is being cut short.

In essence, if you’re well groomed, articulate with a strong work ethic and professional manner, you’ll stand a much better chance of securing work in the more exclusive spas.

Q – Why the beauty and spa industry?

I have a genuine passion for beauty. I find the beauty industry is forever evolving and always in demand. Whether it be new treatments being explored or products being launched there is something different to discover every day. This is evident due to the vast amount of spa businesses opening or being transformed across the UK.

I get to meet business owners who have a passion for delivering exciting new services and products but who really want to make their client feel special, and I get to speak to therapists who are passionate about what they do and really appreciate the opportunities that we can offer them.

There are many exciting opportunities to take advantage of and it is great to be a part of an industry continuing to develop.

If you’ve got any questions for Shelly, or any of our specialist recruiters, please get in touch.

If it’s beauty and spa jobs you’re looking for, then please come and search on our website. 

Some of Our Clients