Apprentices building vital skills to kick off careers
FROM beauticians to skilled labourers, apprenticeships are growing rapidly and giving young people the best start of a career.
Kelly Hallett, the owner of Delush Spa, in Trinity Road, Cleethorpes, has employed her first ever apprentice on a part-time basis and already has another young beautician lined up for a placement in the summer.
She said: "I never really thought about taking on apprenticeships before, but I found it very useful when I did.
"I can mould them to how I would like a beautician to be and in return they are getting paid for gaining valuable experience."
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Adela Gray, 19, was Kelly's first apprentice from Grimsby Institute.
She said: "I had never really had the hands-on experience with clients until I started my apprenticeship.
"It was great and has now led to me securing a job in my chosen field.
"I would definitely encourage others to take an apprentices as I think it is a faster way into employment."
Emma Beasley, 17, will be the next beauty apprentice at Delush once she has completed her level two qualification at the Institute.
She said: "I am really looking forward to gaining some practical experience in the 'real world'.
"I am hoping it will boost my confidence and make me more desirable to future employers."
In contracts to the beauty industry, two skilled labourers are gaining valid hands on experience at the Immingham chemical plant Cristal.
For 19-year-old Chris Wells, the opportunity to work and study was the perfect route. He is currently enjoying his first year as a process operator.
He said: "Employers are constantly looking for people with experience so this route was the best for me to show my potential.
"I spend half my time working at the plant and the rest studying academically at Hull College.
"I have a great balance and my skills are developing all the time, which will hopefully impress future employers."
Lewis Pell, 18, is in his second year as an apprentice at the same site.
He said: "My dad works as a process operator and he encouraged me to go down the apprentice route.
"I had no idea what I wanted to study after school so this seemed the best way for me to gain some vital skills and experience of work.
"I am currently trying to gain my NVQ level two and three qualification. I have a year left as an apprentice."