Hair & Beauty Event with Heart FM's Matt & Victoria

We recently ran a competition with Heart FMs Breakfast Show to offer their listeners the opportunity of a lifetime – to have a free hair or beauty treatment delivered by their favourite radio presenters – Matt & Victoria!

On Wednesday 25th July, Matt and Victoria arrived at our Plymouth Training Academy having rushed straight from their morning show into a “speed learn” (a bit like speed dating but learning hair and beauty), delivered by our industry experts; Head of Hair – Lisa Rosewarne, Beauty Programme Manager – Lindsay Williams and Zoe Scarff our Barbering Tutor. Treatments included; cut throat shave, Essex blow dry, spiral curl, creative hair up, cut & blow dry, manicure, pedicure and nail art.

The lucky winners arrived in time to catch a glimpse of their favourite presenters finishing off their training session and experience behind the scenes magic!

Matt and Victoria, then had to put all their skills to the test on their eager clients! Matt excelled at pedicures, massages and blow drying. Whilst Victoria was a dab hand at trimming and nail art. Although there was a little incident with a popped balloon whilst Matt was practicing his cut throat shave!

The day was a complete success, with everyone smiling from ear to ear by the end of the day.

We cannot wait to see the outtakes and videos which will be coming shortly! Keep checking our social media channels and websites for more of Matt and Victoria’s reactions, skills in motion and behind the scene specials!

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