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The Sandals Intern for a Day Experience

Image: Shaquil Flavius receiving his scholarship pack from Versilia Jn Baptiste, Front Office Supervisor, Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort.

IN just a few days, the 2019/2020 academic year begins and students, including those who at present hold Sandals Foundation scholarships, will return to secondary school after an eventful summer.

Image: Shaquil Flavius receiving his scholarship pack from Versilia Jn Baptiste, Front Office Supervisor, Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort.
Shaquil Flavius receiving his scholarship pack from Versilia Jn Baptiste, Front Office Supervisor, Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort.
Image of Tiffany Florent receiving her Sandals Foundation scholarship from Rui Freitas, Hotel Manager, Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa.
Tiffany Florent receives her Sandals Foundation scholarship from Rui Freitas, Hotel Manager, Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa.

However before that happens three Sandals Foundation scholarship beneficiaries; Tiffany Florent, Shaquil Flavius and Xaviour Blanchard got a first-hand look of what it’s like to be a Sandals Manager, and spent Friday August 23rd shadowing several of the resort’s team leaders in Sandals Saint Lucia.

Tiffany Florent was most impressed by the staff she met at Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa. “Just saying that the hotel was nice would not suffice. It was gorgeous. I was given tours of the housekeeping, entertainment, food and beverage and watersports departments. We ended the day with kayaking. The staff at Sandals Regency La Toc were very welcoming and fun. They made us feel comfortable and I enjoyed the day with them.”

Shaquil Flavius’ experience at Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort was an eye-opener for him. “Most young people don’t know how hard most jobs are for adults. I got to experience one of the toughest and most fun jobs in Saint Lucia. Working in a hotel and experiencing the variety of departments with all the various functions was a huge teaching moment for me. I am thankful for the day of learning and fun that I had at Sandals Halcyon. I was taught a lot about how a hotel runs”.

Image: Xaviour Blanchard receives his Sandals Foundation scholarship from the Managing Director of Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia, Winston Anderson.
Xaviour Blanchard receives his Sandals Foundation scholarship from the Managing Director of Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia, Winston Anderson.

As for Xaviour Blanchard, well he just fit right in at the Sandals Grande Saint Lucia Spa and Beach Resort. “It was very interesting. I learned a lot shadowing the different teams and I’m glad for this opportunity. The employees at Sandals are like one big family. After only a few hours with different teams, I still felt a part of this huge family. Shadowing at Sandals was a great opportunity that has provided me with great insight on the industry. It is something I would do again if given the chance”.

We wish these students well as they return to school, to work towards achieving their goals and objectives.

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