Aj's Cutting Edge
Kelly Campbell, Manager at Aj’s Cutting Edge, said: “Employing an apprentice has helped the business as the salon is very busy. She keeps the salon clean at all times and her customer service is always good. She is doing really well - she’s blow drying, colouring and starting to carry out cuts on family members.
“My salon is much more professional with an apprentice. Studying at New College Durham has helped our apprentice as it allows her to carry out assessments at College instead of at work in the salon. I am very busy in the salon and it is not always possible to devote time for assessments and demonstrations.
“I have received lots of support from New College Durham. If I have any problems I know I can ring the College and someone is there to speak to me. I would definitely recommend the apprenticeship scheme to other businesses. It is really helpful in every way.”
This apprenticeship covers all aspects of hairdressing and allows apprentices to learn their craft alongside qualified hairdressers already making a mark in the industry.