Super College supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week

City of Glasgow College is hosting a series of employer drop-in sessions as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017.

Employers from the hairdressing industry are being invited into the college to meet with staff and lecturers, as well as current hairdressing and barbering apprentices, to discuss potential opportunities.

Taking place on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, the employers will also have the chance to see the state of the art facilities at the college’s stunning new City campus.

Caroline Greenhill, Curriculum Head for Hairdressing at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We currently have 80 Apprentices in Hairdressing and Barbering. Modern Apprenticeships are funded through Skills Development Scotland and are aimed at anyone over the age of 16 who is in employment and wishes to earn a wage while they learn. From day one they have a real job, with real pay; gaining skills and hands-on experience while working towards an industry recognised Hairdressing & Barbering qualification.”

Taylor Hanlon is a Level 2 Hairdressing SVQ Modern Apprentice, she said:

“The course is covering all my needs as I already work in a salon. I am learning the essential skills at a steady pace with a relevant amount of theory that links well with the practical skills I need to become a hairdresser. The lecturers are friendly and very knowledgeable and a great support to me as a student. I would recommend this course to anybody looking to progress in the hairdressing industry.”

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) organises Scottish Apprenticeship Week to encourage many more employers to take on apprentices. It runs from 6 to 10 March and you can find out more at www.apprenticeships.scot.