Congratulations Mia!

Congratulations to Mia Cardew who has completed her Level 2 Beauty Therapist Certificate and has secured a permanent position at The Lemon Tree Beauty Salon.

Mia said, “I’ve really enjoyed my time with Skills Group. I’ve learnt a lot of new skills in a short amount of time from the trainers, my work placement and some brilliant Masterclasses such as from Dermalogica. My confidence has grown and I look forward to the next step in my career”.

Holly Counter, Beauty Therapy Trainer/Assessor at Skills Group says, “Well done Mia! All your hard work has paid off and we are very proud of your achievements in Beauty Therapy. Good luck with your career going forwards”.

Mia’s career goals are to work on a cruise ship providing beauty services and one day run her own salon, building on the key skills, knowledge and behaviour she has developed through Skills Group. We wish you the best of luck for the future!

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School