Izzi’s journey with Kings
“I was 9-years-old and a kid on the Chester Kings Camp – I was too full of energy to be at home! My older brother was doing his Rookie and I followed in his footsteps. At 17, I became an Assistant Sports Coach, then progressed through to Site Manager by the time I was 21. When I graduated university I then went onto ship with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) through Kings Recruit. It was initially a 6-month contract, but I ended up loving every minute and doing it for 5 years! When I was 26, I then came off ship and became the Regional Manager for Kings Camps South West, and was then subsequently offered a job at Head Office in Sheffield.”
What’s it like to be part of the Kings family?
“I loved the opportunities for professional development that came with every role I had; there’s an abundance of opportunity to grow and develop. It’s very hard to stay in the same place within Kings – they’re committed to promoting from within which is awesome for students and graduates looking for some solid career experience. Also, I would never have gone onto a cruise ship before I became involved with Kings – I had no knowledge of that world or industry. Yet here I am at 28-years-old, having been to every continent and 78 different countries through my work with them! This was all because of how the effort and dedication I put into my work n camp in the UK – they only choose the best to represent them on board cruise ships and on resorts, so whilst it was an honour for me, I was also full of pride! Sports and active fun is an international language – the line of work we do allows us to engage with any child wherever we go in the world, which is amazing.”