LAUREN French's passport may be empty right now, but her new job working as a beauty therapist on a cruise ship is about to take her all over the world.
Lauren, 20, is just days away from flying to London where she will begin her training through the prestigious Steiner Education institute, before starting work on a cruise liner.
The Torquay woman graduated last month from Tafe Queensland East Coast Fraser Coast campus with a Diploma of beauty therapy.
She said she never thought her field of study would take her all over the world.
"Originally I wanted to be an air hostess because I wanted to travel," Lauren said.
"But I ended up doing this instead, and now I can do both which is great."
Lauren applied for the highly competitive cruise liner job when a family friend recommended she "give it a go".
After a lengthy interview and trade test, she was offered the job.
She said she was most looking forward to travelling the world for the first time.
"I don't find out which cruise liner I'll be working for until the end of the training, so I could be going anywhere," she said.
Lauren's beauty therapy teacher Lacie Green said the graduate was the first of her Hervey Bay students to take up a job working on a cruise ship.
"It is quite difficult to get a job anywhere in beauty therapy," Lacie said.
"So to be offered this type of position is a great opportunity for Lauren."
While on the ship, Lauren will be helping clients with their skincare and body toning.
Lacie said these were some of the skills beauty therapy students were taught through the course at tafe.
If you are interested in studying beauty therapy, you can call visit tafeeastcoast.edu.au or call 1300 656 188.
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