The QHotels Collection is to launch a new initiative to encourage people to enter the spa and wellness industries, and assist those already working in the sectors.
The Spa Academy initiative will launch on November 1 offering ten apprenticeship places to those starting out in the industry, while training and qualifications will be available to those looking to further their spa careers.
Apprentices will gain a widely recognised certified qualification in Wellbeing & Holistic Therapy and receive intensive training from the International Beauty and Holistic Academy (IBHA) and Elemis.
The academy also aims to provide job opportunities by helping therapists gain more professional qualifications, recognised both in the UK and abroad, and offering personalised development pathways for The QHotels Collection spa staff. Individuals will also be encouraged to prioritise their own wellness as part of their training.
Initially, The Spa Academy will only be available to small groups throughout 2022, however, there are plans to increase capacity and expand the range of training available.
“We want to bring new people into this very important sector, especially at this time,” said Sarah Abercrombie, people development manager at The QHotels Collection.