Debbie Bredell, Dining Room Manager

Debbie Bredell, Dining Room Manager

Embarking on a lifetime career with V.Group is possible thanks to the promotional opportunities available, as Debbie Bredell has discovered.

The 31 year-old, from near Cape Town, South Africa, has recently been appointed Dining Room Manager on Silversea's Silver Spirit cruise ship, after beginning work with V.Leisure in 2008.

She said: "I started out in hospitality when I was 16, and after two or three weeks, I knew I wanted to do it for the rest of my life.

"I really enjoy the fun that I am having with guests. It is not just about delivering a service, it is about making them feel welcome. I love the fact that people can come together from so many parts of the world and have a good time.

"The opportunities that have come my way since joining V.Leisure have been amazing, and it's great to be part of an organisation that provides people with these chances."

Debbie now manages six restaurants on-board and is focused on ensuring her team provides excellent customer care.

She said: "There are so many benefits with working at sea. You get to see the world, work with so many different people, learning about different cultures and making new best friends. It is also a great opportunity to save money, but the best part is getting positive feedback from guests."

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