A Brush of Success for HoW College Apprentice

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A Brush of Success for HoW College Apprentice

14 November 2019

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Congratulations to Heart of Worcestershire College (HoW College) student, Lauren Dowson, who has successfully completed her hairdressing apprenticeship at Redditch based salon, Legends Hair & Beauty.

Lauren enrolled onto the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing at HoW College after deciding she wanted to get to grips with the client-facing industry of working directly in a hair salon.

Reflecting on her apprenticeship, Lauren said:

“I really enjoyed learning all the key skills and adapting it to my own techniques. I loved college, if I could have come more I would of.

The apprenticeship taught me how to interact with a variety of clients, from all ages. It was great to learn the skills and techniques both in a commercial salon as well as at college.”

When asked how the College have supported her during her apprenticeship, Lauren said:

“I couldn’t have done the apprenticeship without them. The College believed in me more than I did in myself, which helped build my confidence especially when working with clients.

The tutors were so lovely, they were always on-hand to answer my questions and helped with any problems I had.”

On successful completion of her apprenticeship, Lauren continues to work as a Graduate Stylist at Legends Hair & Beauty, Redditch, where she is continuing with her level 3 apprenticeship.

For future students looking to take a similar path, Lauren advised:

“Believe in yourself, it’s going to be hard work at times but keep going. Take photos of all of your work, not only is it a great way to build a portfolio to show employers, it shows you how far you have come.  Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

We wish Lauren the best of luck with her next apprenticeship and future career.

HoW College is proud to offer apprenticeships in a wide variety of areas. To find out more about how to begin your apprenticeship journey with HoW College please visit howcollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships or contact the Solutions Team via solutions@howcollege.ac.uk