One of our talented Complementary Therapy students, Malgorzata has secured a place working in Aegeo Spa in Crete. Malgorzata took part in the Erasmus exchange programme, along with 20 other Complementary and Spa Therapy students. They spent a month living and working on the beautiful island of Crete at a Greek Spa called Aegeo Spa. By the end of the month were so impressed with Malgorzata’s work that they offered her a job. We caught up with her to ask about her time at College and what she thought of the Complementary and Spa Therapy courses at Bath College.
What course did you study at Bath College?
I studied Level 3 Complementary Therapies
When did you study at Bath College?
What was the most valuable part of the College course?
The course was very practical and client heavy; it really prepares you to work in the industry. I also loved that it offered Erasmus opportunities and work placements.
What made you apply in the first place?
My mum actually did the course 8 years ago and recommended it to me. The staff are very experienced and the College is in an amazing location. I also did my A-levels at Bath college and I got to know Di and Sharon- they were very helpful and kind.
How did you get your job in Crete?
I applied and took part in the Erasmus Exchange in Crete working for Aegeo Spa. They offered me a job that I could take on completion of my course.
Describe a typical day in your day job.
I start by greeting guests and recommending appropriate services and products; I then perform face and body treatments. I also help to maintain hygiene in the staff and treatment rooms as well as storing and maintaining necessary documentation and client files. I have lunch with other members of staff, attend training and meetings at work.
What piece of advice would you give to those who are interested in working in a spa/studying complementary therapies or similar?
The course offers you the necessary skills and knowledge in order to work in a spa. Working in a spa teaches you a lot of important skills, such as time management, problem solving in the team and hygienic practice. It also improves your communication skills and client care. The course provides invaluable experience for those who wish to become self-employed in the future and it also offers you knowledge about different treatments and products and their suitability so you become much more confident as an individual.