Oswestry, United Kingdom, March 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- It’s National Apprenticeship Week this week and to celebrate the achievements of our Apprentices, Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) has chosen a Star Apprentice for each curriculum area the College has apprentices working in.
Amy Lycett is completing her Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship at Vogue Salon in Oswestry; she started her apprenticeship at Level 2 before moving onto Level 3. She has had a wide range of experiences as an apprentice; Amy commented, "I started my apprenticeship at Level 2, where I covered a range of cutting and colouring techniques. As I progressed through the apprenticeship, I became more independent within my role at the salon and started to build a client base, I have become more confident with all the techniques learnt at the College and I now found it much easier to help and advise my clients before cutting or colouring their hair. I am now creating different looks, either through the use of colour or cutting."
Amy discussed the benefits of doing an Apprenticeship, saying, "I have found the main benefit of doing an apprenticeship is the good balance between learning and putting into practice the skills I have been taught, the apprenticeship has helped my confidence and enabled me to work more independently."
Amy commented on her plans after the end of her apprenticeship, saying, "After completing my Level 2, I decided to continue my training and move onto Level 3. I’m nearing the end of my apprenticeship; I am considering doing a creative colouring and cutting course with Wella Professionals." Amy is about to embark on a month-long trip to Ghana, Amy talked about what she will be doing over there, saying, "I’m going with a charity called Thrive Africa, I’ll be going to local schools and turning unused classrooms into libraries by painting them, building furniture and filling the bookshelves with books."
Hairdressing Apprenticeships are available at both Level 2 and Level 3. Small businesses can access a £1500 grant via the College for taking on an apprentice for the duration of their study.
If you are an employer who could offer an apprentice a job, or if you would like to apply for an apprenticeship, you can find out more by contacting Lucy Bowen, Work-based Learning Manager on 01691 688038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.