Fife Job Contract supporting Hair & Beauty Apprenticeships

Published:26 June 2024

Hair & Beauty Apprenticeships – A Cut Above 

 Entering your first paid employment and an apprenticeship can be daunting. Entering the works of work presents new challenges and an environment very different from school. With limited or no work experience it can add another level of worry to finding and entering work. Our employers often see potential and ability and will open the door to a Modern Apprenticeship. Fife Job Contract supports both the employer and the apprentice, providing support, guidance and funding.  

In this case, Madison was offered a position with Vikki (Owner) at Salon 9, Glenrothes. Our employer supported Madison, growing her confidence, skills and knowledge. Engaging with customers, presented challenges, being confident not only to complete tasks but to have the conversation and interest in your customer. This is slowly becoming a natural part of Madisons day, customer service and engagement.  

Undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship, needs commitment and dedication, so far Madison has completed her shampooing and conditioning certificate. Working alongside her training provider and with outstanding support from her employer Madison is making great progress.  

Madison explained,’ "I am very happy working here and receive lots of support from my employer. Vikki is very patient, supportive and I am able to ask questions.’ 

Vikki has been very impressed with Madison’s progress indicating, ‘ She is working really well, and her confidence is growing, even our customers have commented on how much more confident she is. The support from Fife Job Contract has been outstanding and has certainly made a different as I am a small business and wanting to grow our customer base’