Eighteen year old Jessica Jones from Llantrisant completed her GCSEs at Y Pant School and with her heart set on working in the Beauty industry, she carried out some research for the next steps of her career path.
Jessica visited an Open event at the Nantgarw campus and was amazed with the modern facilities so close to home; she felt this would be an ideal environment to prepare her for employment in the industry. The salons were equipped to industry standard and the learners, given the opportunity to work in real life salons which are open to the public.
The staff were supportive and the campus had a friendly atmosphere, so following a chat with the tutors, Jessica enrolled on a Level 3 Beauty course. She has enjoyed every minute and working alongside expert tutors has given Jessica the edge in gaining a professional ethos and attitude; as many of the staff have previously owned their own businesses.
With a predicted 10% growth in the number of Hair and Beauty jobs within South East Wales over the next 10 years, this was the perfect time for Jessica to start her learning journey.
The course included practical workshops, demonstrations and commercial sessions involving treatments and techniques such as Body Massage, micro dermabrasion, Client Care and other related areas. It also offered the chance to experience Spa days – an area that Jessica was keen to work in.
The course provided Jessica with the skills and confidence required to work in this sector and her hard work paid off as she recently achieved her ambition and secured a position as a Spa Therapist at Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa, Pontyclun.
Speaking about her time at the college, Jessica said ‘I would definitely recommend the Level 3 Beauty course to anyone looking to work in the Beauty sector, it provides the necessary skills to secure employment in Salons, Spas etc. I thoroughly enjoyed studying at the college – the tutors were excellent, it was hard work but it was such a friendly environment and I made loads of new friends. I am really looking forward to working in the Spa at Lanelay Hall”.