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Old August 2nd, 2004, 10:40 PM
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Default Harding Brothers.

Hello there!!!!

Does anyone know anything about this British Company that provides Spa Services in some boats? Do they also retail?

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Old August 3rd, 2004, 09:53 AM
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Default Re: Harding Brothers.

One UK cmpany is Champneys Health Club who hires, but Steiner Leisure is the biggest concessionaire
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Old September 21st, 2004, 01:45 PM
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Yes...I have posted this message before but still haven't seen any answer: Does anyone know anything about the Spas that this Company (Harding Brothers) run on Cruise ships; how they work and what crew members may expect. Thanks.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 02:10 PM
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Hi

I worked as a retail assistant for Harding brothers for 9 months. (Aug 03 - May 04)

I found that the other staff didnt have any retail experience, and that it is quite easy to get a job with them as they have so many ships and are always replacing staff.

It is hard work,- 1 day off in 9 months, sometimes 14 hour days, and the salery is 600 a month.

I did really enjoy the experience, i met some great people and saw some excellent places.

I would check out their website and email or write to them, i think its wwwhardingbrosltd.co.uk.
I have now being offed a job with starboard and will be joing another ship next month.

Good luck and all the best.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 11:09 PM
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Thanks for the reply...

So... you really didn't like the experience with Harding Brothers, huh? !! Do they just pay a fixed salary or we also can receive comission for services and retail? If only 600 pounds a month for that number of hours I rather just stay on land and make 2 1/2 more than that and working only 6 hours a day.
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Old October 9th, 2004, 04:56 AM
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Most of the shop staff work for the experience and the lofe rather than the money.
The money you earn is your own, as food and accomodation is included.
I have heard you can earn good commision, however the ship I was on failed to make targets.
As for hours - we have most of the time off in port as the shops are closed, but it is never a set working schedule.

Looking back it was the best thing i ever did and i am joing another ship with a different company very soon.

If you are interested in working at sea, shop staff have it easier than other departments regarding time in port, and if you dont have any commitments i would say do it for 6 months and see for yourself, you can allways come home if you dont like it.

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Old October 10th, 2004, 10:39 PM
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Thanks a lot.

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Old February 7th, 2016, 04:12 PM
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Default Harding Retail Group interview (Bristol)

hey,

I have passed the telephone interview but was wondering if anybody knew what to expect from the group interview. Type of questions on the 1 to 1 interview and also the type of group activities. I really want this job and I am very nervous so any advise to help me stand out would be great.

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Old February 9th, 2016, 05:54 AM
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Hey eddy,

I see you passed the telephone interview recently. I have mine today, can you give me any tips on what they asked you? When is your 1-2-1 interview being held? im based in london and presume if i pass i need to travel to bristol for interview. Any tips on both interviews would be a great help.

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Hey Ian,

I presume you had your interview now if not.... It was very good couple ice breaker exercises very fun just be yourself full of energy and a positive attitude. Then information about the company and ship life. Then a 1.2.1 interview just about yourself why you want this job past expereienc ect. I was offer a position and have my training next week. I am also based in London maybe I'll see you there.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 10:40 AM
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Default Telephone Interview

Hi All
I have a Telephone Interview on the 19th April with Harding, I'm from Oxford with a big customer service background, can anyone give me some info on what I would be asked during the telephone interview and what the current pay for a Retail Sales Consultant is.

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Will
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Old May 9th, 2016, 02:26 PM
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Hi All,
Saw this thread and as I have recently been invited for a telephone interview I thought I'd ask a few questions.
Firstly does anyone know typically when a start date would be? I assume they do large scale recruitment for all the different contracts/boats.
Excited/nervous at the possibility of this position but keen to talk to someone that is thinking of joining Harding Brothers.
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Old May 13th, 2016, 05:20 AM
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Hi all,
Had my pre-screening phone interview a few weeks ago and have been put forward to the 'Fast track management' position! I've been told that interviews should be being held in the next few weeks. ))

The lady I spoke to said that retail sales was 672 a month, but then you'll get commission on top of this, tax free, no outgoings etc...

Has anyone else done the fast track thing before?

Thanks!
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