Kate Murnane shows the importance of apprenticeships in hair and beauty in this video. She meets top stylist and award-winning Sophia Hilton.
City and Guilds offer qualifications and apprenticeships in various fields that are recognized worldwide.
Sophia finished her apprenticeship with City and Guilds and started off her career in hair styling. She caught the eye of the owner of Brooks and Brooks who recognized her from the numerous competitions Sophia had taken part in. This was the beginning of a fantastic career for her.
Sophia accredits her journey to apprenticeships and hard work.
Most salons support apprenticeships in 2 ways:
– In-house training
– National qualifications to become a state-registered hairdresser. These qualifications also enable one to work abroad.
Though university degrees seem more glamorous than apprenticeships, the advantage of apprenticeships is that one learns on the job.
Jamie Brooks states that apprenticeships are important and are the backbone of the hair and beauty industry. One may have a college education, but certain jobs are best taught practically.
Also, being open-minded about career choices enables one to move into similar fields within the industry.
Kickstart your career with an apprenticeship in hair and beauty.