Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Beautiful Result

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Beautiful Result

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Matfen Hall, one of the region's leading hotels, has just appointed Sarah Burnett and Kate McGeary, two award-winning students from Newcastle College.

These are no usual appointments, however. They are the result of a very close working relationship between the college and the Matfen Hall Spa.

Lynne Armstrong, human resources manager at Matfen Hall, visited Newcastle College's health and beauty department earlier this year to find out what type of training was being delivered and to invite students to Matfen Hall for their required work experience. So impressed was Lynne that she immediately recruited five students for work experience in what is the only spa in the world to offer Versace skincare treatments.

Kate and Sarah were also recruited to work at the weekends ( with a view to offering them permanent contracts once their course was finished. As two of the college's top award-winners at last week's prize-giving, they were able to claim both their prizes and their positions at Matfen Hall. …

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