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Orla Gallagher

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  Orla Gallagher
If considering a job in this field I think its best to have a therapy background or a caring background. Be prepared to work hard, it takes alot of effort to help create the perfect environment for others to relax in. Work well with others and help your collegues it makes for a friendly workplace and you never know when you will need their assistance. An interest in sales and marketing would also be avantageous, as you must be competitive with other spa's offerings.
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Inspects and analyses fabrics, materials and production methods used in the manufacture of clothing. 


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Organisation: London College of Fashion
  Address: 20 John Prince's St. London, WIG OBJ
  Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 7500
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