The team at Sellek Hairdressing in Littleover are currently celebrating the value of apprenticeships and are promoting the benefits that apprenticeships have brought to the business, through its partnership with Burton and South Derbyshire College.
Salon owner, Adam Pegg originally trained as an apprentice at the salon before eventually having the opportunity to take over the business and carry out a total refurbishment of the salon. All five stylists at the popular salon started out as apprentices and Sellek now have two current apprentices, Charley and Molly, following in their footsteps.
Adam commented: “Apprenticeships are what I know; they’re a good way to offer training and jobs. They build staff up to work in a salon environment and if all goes well, you gain a member of staff out of it. I like to have apprentices coming through all the time; it’s a good way to work towards the future. Apprentices get experience in a job and you gain staff that you have trained up and you can rely on. All five of our stylists started out as apprentices and we will be looking to employ a new apprentice with Burton and South Derbyshire College soon.”
Hairdressing apprentice at Sellek, Charley Benbow-Pullen said: “School wasn’t for me; I’d much rather be doing something and earning money. I enjoy working here; you get to take part in model nights, which gives me an insight into having my own clients. I would encourage anyone who likes hairdressing to get some work experience and see if they like it.”
Fellow apprentice, Molly Henchcliffe, added: “I’m really interested in hairdressing and wanted the experience of working with people and being hands-on. I have learned so many new skills and get to meet new people all the time. I love being a hairdresser; an apprenticeship is a really good way to learn.”
Those interested in applying to be an apprentice can find details in the apprenticeship vacancies section of Burton and South Derbyshire College’s website www.bsdc.ac.uk/apprenticeships