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London Wellness Academy: Why an Onboard Contract will Enhance your CV

Embarking on a career at sea is the adventure of a lifetime, but what happens after you complete your nine month contract on board ship? Here are some career options that are available to you. We take a look at the life skills and career skills that are gained when working on board a cruise ship, and how this enhances your career CV and prospects for the future, and how the experience can supercharge your career as a professional.

What are the biggest benefits of doing a cruise ship contract?

It’s the most rewarding way by traveling the world and earning money, with a huge amount of self-discipline and entrepreneurial skills developed whilst enjoying an incredible lifestyle.

All this while gaining experience working on international waters with a diverse clientele, working with a multiple of nationalities that takes you out of your comfort zone and teaches you people skills that you will just not experience in a spa on land at home.

How can London Wellness Academy training help your future career?

The training is strict and professional. You are trained to look and act professionally at all times, while the independent working environment builds your confidence and business acumen.

Your business experience receives a broad range of training not only in running a business with specific column management, but you get to perform an array of many different services. In a land-based, fixed location spa or salon, treatments can be more repetitive, with less of a range in different services. Because at the academy they are trained in the tailor-made treatments, products and procedures used in the spas onboard that set us apart. An important factor in the quality we train for is striving to provide guests with the same quality treatments in any of our spas on any of our cruise ships.

Personal Business Skills Development Being confident and comfortable with achieving targets plus having the ability to be adaptive in all scenarios is fundamental in team building and in your own success in the business!

  • In an onboard experience, you work in a 5-star spa, needing to deliver 5-star quality every day, with a far more intensive, inspiring atmosphere. On land, you can set your own pace, but onboard it’s a fast-paced, challenging work environment

  • You need to be flexible, energetic, and positive.

  • You have an incredible opportunity gaining life skills and increasing your knowledge and experience in your profession, working with and on so many different nationalities from so many parts of the world!

You gain so much experience and become goal-driven and expectations become higher, encouraging you to always strive for more. When employers see on your CV that you have worked onboard, they know that you are used to working under pressure of time and quality of services, that your personal skills and etiquette in dealing with guests is of the highest calibre. What sets our staff aside is a sense of providing the best quality at all times.

So Many Career Options are Available to once you’ve accomplished your First Contract Onboard!

• Renew Your Contract

Many hairstylists find that they love the experience so much that they sign up for another contract, and often end up doing three or more. The advantage of this is you have a choice of ships after your first contract, and can start to plan your worldwide travels to include all the destinations you long to see. The more time you spend working on board, the more you will earn tax-free with all expenses paid, and the bigger your nest egg of savings will eventually be.

• Becoming a Cruise Ship Spa Manager Yourself

If you are keen to advance in your career on board ship, and you love the challenge of managing a team, then once you have gained sufficient experience, you can progress to managing an onboard spa.

• Landing Your Dream Salon Job – At Home or Abroad!

London Wellness Academy-trained staff are highly sought after, and top salon owners all over the world know what calibre of person they are and also the skills and work ethic that they possess. As a result, you can apply for a job at your dream salon, or in a related field such as an educator or technician, with a far greater chance of being accepted because your contract on board is a CV highlight that sets you apart and is internationally recognised.

• Opening Your Own Salon

If you decide to open your own salon after you complete your contract, you will have a nest egg of savings to invest in your venture and your skills, independence, retail experience, and work ethic will give you a great advantage in the world of business ownership.

• Welcomed Back as an Incredible Asset to your Former Salon with a Whole New Business Skillset!

More and more salon owners are supporting their staff in the decision to take a “gap year” and work on board, and are keeping their job open and welcoming them back into the salon after their contract. This is a win-win, as the salon benefits from your upgraded skills and expertise, and you are able to resume your career and continue building your clientele – while your incredible experience on board will also have prepared you for a salon manager, or art team, role.

Completing a contract on board ship superpowers your career. It opens doors and brings new opportunities. It’s the adventure of a lifetime, offering an experience that you will remember forever.

Your career options after your contract are literally whatever you choose!

Completing a cruise ship contract is your passport to your dream job, even if it’s in that top salon where you have always dreamed of working. A cruise ship contract is a huge asset to your CV that is respected by top salons worldwide.

Are you keen for the adventure of a lifetime, while earning an excellent income and working in the career you love? Get in touch for your confidential interview by signing up on

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