I'm living in an area with not much work and am presently going through a re-evaluation process with regards to studying, finding a life purpose etc.
Previously, I worked in the beauty industry and have taken it up again albeit on a private basis (eg. don't work in a salon).
[Also, thanks to some of the responses I received in here a little while ago about studying, I am also doing that too - just one subject - but I'm enjoying that.]
There's an apprenticeship in hairdressing being offered in a good salon where I am. It's a 3 year programme but with my age and RPL, I could do it in two. I am considering because it because it offers me the chance to combine my skills that I already have and it offers full-time and local employment and because it marries up perfectly with the quals I already have.
For those in hairdressing I have some questions:
- have you had mature aged apprentices where you work and have they succeeded;
- if you are an employer, what has been your experience with older apprentices;
- if you are or have been an older apprentice, what has your experience been;
- any comments you want to add even if they appear negative...I'm a realist and I appreciate realistic outlooks.
I want to weigh up everything and don't know anyone in the hairdressing trade to ask which is why I'm asking here. Thank you in advance.