We offer a variety of placements in hairdressing, beauty and spa therapies in Rethymno, a seaside town on the Greek island of Crete.

  • “I have gained so much confidence after working in a salon with a language barrier. Also, being in the workplace has made me realise that I want to continue to do my studies in an actual workplace. I am going to complete my college course and then do an apprenticeship in barbering. It really is one of the best things I have ever done. It gives you such a confidence boost and is going to help in the long run your career. “

    Cali, Crete


Some of our placements include:

  • Assisting hair stylists in women’s and unisex salons, with some placements in men’s barbering
  • Selling and applying makeup and acrylic nails
  • Preparing and giving therapeutic massage treatments in spas

Skill sets

As each placement is unique our students might gain experience in a range of different areas, such as:

  • Running a hair salon in a commercial environment
  • Recommending makeup and hairstyling options for local skin tones, hair types and fashions
  • Maintaining good hygiene in a spa resort treatment room

Student Testimonials

  • “I was asked to do treatments including giving massages and applying makeup. I’m planning on working in a salon near to where I live for a while before looking abroad, and I know this international placement would look really good on my CV when applying for jobs.”

    Emily, on her placement in Crete
  • “I feel that having this experience will give me a greater edge over other job candidates. I’ll be able to draw upon the interpersonal skills I have learnt, and I may be considered for more jobs as I’ve gained real hands-on experience of working in a spa, which is really difficult to obtain if you’re still working towards your qualification.”

    Jade, Hair & Beauty, Crete

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Our work experience placements across Europe are carefully designed to teach your
students valuable skills in their chosen areas of study. We work closely with our network of international partners to ensure that each and every placement is well structured, and that individuals are given all the support they need.