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More Sandals Curaçao employees now in Jamaica for training

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Ahead of its April 2022 opening the first batch of Sandals Curaçao employees arrived in Jamaica last Tuesday (January 11) for training. The new hires journeyed to Jamaica, to sister resorts; Sandals Ochi Beach, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals South Coast and Beaches Negril to undergo training as part of Sandals’ Team Member Exchange programme. (Photo: Facebook @iamsandalshr)

A second batch of new recruits from Sandals Royal Curaçao is now in Jamaica for training.

The newly minted employees left Curaçao on Monday (January 17) and have joined countrymen already undergoing training at various Sandals Resorts. They are being trained and exposed to best practices in their specific departments as well as the overall award-winning Sandals brand standards.

In a news release issued, Sandals reported that the training “will position them to successfully deliver world-class service to guests at Sandals Royal Curacao when the resort opens in April this year.”

As the group was preparing to board their flight to Jamaica, they were addressed by Artoir Herrera of the Department of Labour in Curaçao.

They were also greeted by hotel executives and members of the management team, who were on hand to extend best wishes and words of encouragement.

Recruits encouraged to grasp the opportunity

“This is a big opportunity for Curaçao and I am very proud to see so many locals going on this trip. It is not something we see very often so I encourage you to use this opportunity. Grasp it with both hands. Go, learn, come back and teach others,” shared Herrera.

He said the new recruits will form a part of the elite team charged with ensuring service consistency among their colleagues through ongoing resort-based training aimed at maintaining the luxury-included resort chains’ services.” Team members expressed being equally thankful for the opportunity and looking forward to the experience.

“I am going to Negril for my training, and I am super excited. I am ready to learn more and to also lead my team to do their best. This is my second time to Negril, Jamaica, and I can’t wait to get there,” shared Jienny Raffo, a recruit in the food & beverage department.

Bernice Falconi, a member of the first group which journeyed to Jamaica said her experience has been going very well so far. She said, “the team at Sandals Royal Caribbean where I am in Montego Bay has really hosted us very well. The team members have a high level of expertise and experience that I have not really seen in a lot of places.”

The first batch of Sandals Curaçao employees Jamaica pictured at Beaches Negril in Jamaica on Tuesday (January 11). The new hires travelled to Jamaica to undergo training as part of Sandals’ Team Member Exchange programme. (Photo: Facebook @iamsandalshr)

 “Our orientation here has been very detailed. I am currently training in the Club Sandals Department and being guided by a senior Club Sandals agent who has taught me a lot already. I am looking forward to the rest of the training here and learning more about my role,” Falconi declared.

Sandals Royal Curaçao has so far identified over 500 candidates who are currently receiving and accepting official offers.

The resort is still seeking an additional 400 employees and is inviting qualified persons to apply for employment as dining room servers, cocktail servers, bartenders, cooks, room attendants, butlers, front office agents, concierge agents, wedding coordinators, wedding planners, wedding servers and massage therapists.

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