1,500 Saint Lucians from all across the country recently responded to a call by Sandals to fill a number of vacancies in its work force.

Persons were interviewed for a number of positions including Club Sandals, Front Office; Weddings; Sales; Stewarding; Kitchen; Dining Room; Watersports; Photoshop; the Spa; Entertainment; Landscaping; Resort Shop and Housekeeping. Of the 1500 applications received 352 were shortlisted for interviews and 120 were finally selected for full time employment as Sandals team members. Those not immediately selected to commence work at the various resorts on island can expect to become participants in the Sandals Hospitality Training Programme, and still others will be contacted for future employment as opportunities arise. These 120 team members have just completed a rigorous Sandals orientation, a process that is essential to teach them about the company history and among other key elements, to familiarize them with company policy and procedures; company mission and vision and guest engagement strategies. The company’s Regional Public Relations Manager said Sandals was heartened by the response from the Saint Lucian public, “It shows that Sandals is still very much a place that people want to work.