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Making an investment
in your future career
Now's the time to furnish your CV
with as many accolades as possible
I
n today's ever changing work
environment, employees who keep
their skills and experience a cut
above the rest are making a wise
investment in their career. With
The scheme aims to get 5,000 more youngsters playing volleyball employers paring staff levels down to
the essentials, it pays to make sure
New volleyball scheme launched
you're the cream of the crop. Looking
ahead, when the economy starts to pick
Volleyball England launches bid to boost participation
up and the employment market moves
again, employees looking for great
By Pete Hayman Volleyball England and its positions will need to be sure they're
partners, including School ahead of the competition. So now's the mary hemsworth
A Community Development Sport Partnerships and county time to furnish your CV with as many is marketing Pr &
Coach (CDC) scheme has been sport partnerships. accolades as possible and to make sure communications
unveiled by Volleyball England CDCs, who all have at least your skills are well honed. manager spring-
as part of its wider Can You Dig three years experience in Within the hospitality, leisure, travel board UK
It campaign in a bid to increase coaching volleyball, will help to and tourism industries, there's an award
participation in the sport. train new players, encourage which could make you stand out from
Unveiled at the new National potential event organisers, and the crowd. For employees who are under 30-years-old and
Volleyball Centre in Kettering, ensure talented young players working in customer facing roles of any kind, winning the Savoy
Northamptonshire, the national receive the chance to progress. Gastronomes' Olive Barnett Award could be a career turning
governing body has appointed Lisa Wainwright, chief point. This is a highly prestigious award recognised across the
14 coaches tasked with getting executive officer of Volleyball industry and it comes with some fantastic prizes, including
5,000 more young people play- England, said: "Our goal is to Career Development Grants, donated by the Savoy Educational
ing volleyball across England. show people that it's a great Trust and courses at the prestigious Lausanne Executive
The CDC scheme, which aims sport for men and women of all Education Summer Programme, donated by the globally
to have 20 coaches in place by ages to enjoy in the park, respected Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.
April 2010, is being funded by beach or in a leisure centre." The knowledge, experience and career development to be
gained through winning this award simply cannot be measured.
The 2009 winner, Benjamin McEwen, said of winning the award
Elemis unveils online training centre
"The value of the award is just astronomical, it was such an
excellent platform from which to really boost my career and
Skincare brand Elemis is to It is hoped that the online have access to opportunities which ordinarily would have been
launch an online training centre will reduce off-site harder to attain."The Olive Barnett Award was created by The
centre, which will act as a time with tests that must be Savoy Gastronomes in recognition of Olive Barnett OBE who
central portal for its thera- passed before attending pioneered excellence at The Savoy and this year the award is
pists around the world to off-site training while returning to its roots with main sponsors The Savoy. This
learn and share the latest spa improving the quality of landmark hotel will reopen next year after an incredible £100m
therapy and retail techniques. therapy and aftercare. restoration and will host The Savoy Gastronomes’ Olive Barnett
The online library will Sean Harrington, Elemis' Award ceremony in May 2010.
include information on managing director, com- The award is now open for entries. Entrants simply need to
treatment protocols, product mented: "This is an excep- submit a two-minute video of themselves, speaking about why
knowledge, a frequently tional trade tool for our team they have chosen a career in the industry and why they feel
asked questions section and a of trainers, offering cost- they should be considered to receive the award. From the videos
history of Elemis' beauty effective resources for the a shortlist of 30 entrants will be selected and invited to submit a
awards and press articles. best training in the business." 750-word report, from which a final shortlist of eight finalists
will be invited to attend the Judging Weekend in May 2010.
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