See the world, discover new places and meet interesting people all whilst putting your beauty skills to work. Sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it? As a matter of fact, it is a possibility. Cruise ships offer a variety of vacancies jut like any other hotel with the exception that it floats from country to country. Cruise ship jobs have the obvious perks of traveling, adventure, excitement and the general feeling of being on vacation 24/7, or so they say. And who can deny the allure of seeing far off places and meeting new people that you would never have encountered had you found a job on land.
Cruise ship vacancies fall into four classifications – Entertainment & Service, Hospitality, Deck & Engine Room Assignments and lastly Personal Care. According to Lee Killian, Principal from Beauty Therapy Institute Durban, “If you want to apply for a cruise ship job, you need to start with obtaining the right qualifications and then prepare a winning resume. The Interview process is stringent, but the possibilities of working on board are a wonderful result.”
The Spas on cruise ships are very competitive, and as a beauty therapist you have to stand out from the rest. Ensuring you have the right qualifications is paramount. The Beauty Therapy Institute offers national and international examinations which give you your sailing legs. BTI is registered to offer ITEC (British) outcomes, as well as examinations from either SAAHSP (South Africa) or CIDESCO (Swiss), depending on the campus chosen.
Cruise lines usually prefer to make use of recruitment agencies and often supplies a list of the affiliated recruitment partners on the cruise line’s website. Some cruise line companies have a fully-fledged recruitment agency dedicated to this sole purpose. BTI arranges a presentation at each of our campuses annually for the Cruise recruiters to meet our students and line up potential interviews. The next step into the future. It’s important to know that cruise companies and recruiters will not ask for an application fee, nor for an applicant’s credit card information as part of the hiring process either. It is important to research employment opportunities thoroughly before you provide any personal details on the internet.
Working on a cruise liner also requires certain personal attributes as you will be working long hours and live in close quarters with your fellow ship mates. If you’re hardworking, passionate about aesthetics, outgoing and adventurous, then life on cruise ship will be the right fit for you.
If you are interested in getting on board, BTI has an amazing offer to help you to jump on ship: Get 10% off on the Cruise Ship Combo Course Fee which was R42 025 and now only pay R38 205. A huge savings of R4566.00. Put your beauty skills to good use and start seeing the world by the end of the year!