Employment records of recent hairdressing graduates from Bolton College have hit a record high, with 100 per cent of the students now working in local salons.
All 23 NVQ Level Three hair students have gained employment within their trade and are working for hairdressing establishments throughout the Bolton area.
One of the department’s most successful employment stories comes from the Hair and Beauty by Regis salon, located in the Horwich Tesco store, now employing five former students.
Hair and Beauty by Regis salon assistant manager, Shane McLoughlin, and former Bolton College student, said: “We really do notice a difference in the stylists that train at the college. Their skills and enthusiasm are second to none – it’s so positive to see so much local talent shining through.”
Bolton College hairdressing curriculum leader, Sarah Bleackley, said: “The results are testament to the quality of the hairdressing students that attend Bolton College. It also affirms the high standard of the teaching staff and the benefits of the outstanding facilities available.”
The purpose-built academies, in Bolton and Farnworth, are equipped with state-of-the-art training and commercial salons. The Deane Road academy is a ‘Wella Professional’ Centre of Excellence – an accreditation only awarded to institutions that are achieving the highest standards of training and demonstrating excellent links with the industry.
Bolton College hairdressing student and new employee, Cherelle Giles, said: “It’s been a really exciting and busy year for all the hairdressing students. The course leaders and lecturers have been so supportive and always fill us with confidence, which is really important when training. I would recommend Bolton College to anyone who would like to start their career in hairdressing.”
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