Crieff Hydro has announced the launch of its own SQA accredited Spa Academy, aimed at boosting the number of people choosing a career in the sector.
The new SQA accredited programme intends to transform beauty school beginners into qualified massage therapists, and the candidates selected to take part in the programme will be provided with training in a range of different kinds of massage, take part in mock treatment days and gain an in-depth knowledge of muscle anatomy under the guidance of Crieff Hydro’s team of trainers.
After graduating with an SCQF level five Beauty Massage diploma, students will then continue their careers at Crieff Hydro on a work-learning split, giving them the opportunity to become qualified in a range of new spa skills on the job, including hot stone massage, facials and body treatments.
Laura Wilson, Spa Manager at Crieff Hydro, said, “We’re all about creating exciting opportunities and nurturing new talent, and that’s why I’m absolutely delighted to be launching Crieff Hydro’s very own Spa Academy.
“It’s no secret that Scotland’s beauty industry is facing a recruitment crisis. Much of that comes from the barriers people face while trying to take up a role within the sector for the first time, so we’ve made it our mission to address that.
“We’re encouraging absolutely anyone with an interest in starting a new career and has a passion for health and wellbeing to apply for a spot at our Spa Academy – this course that really is open to all.”
Stephen Leckie, chairman and CEO of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, said, “Crieff Hydro is continuing to pave the way with industry leading recruitment initiatives, and our brand-new Spa Academy is no exception to that.”