TyneMet College’s beauty obsessed apprentice, Lily Cairns, has surpassed her employers expecations on an apprenticeship with the Beauty Rooms in Blyth.

Lily Cairns, 17 has recently completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Beauty with TyneMet said: “ I absolutely love working at the Beauty Rooms. I always knew I wanted to work in the beauty Industry, choosing an apprenticeship with TyneMet is the best thing I’ve ever done! When I was young I loved painting my mams nails, this hobby turned into an obsession with beauty, I just love it. When I started volunteering at the Beauty Rooms I knew this is what I wanted to do, I learn on the job and I have gained so much confidence and skills. The salon is a brilliant, friendly place to work, the tutors at TyneMet are so supportive. I would recommend TyneMet to anyone thinking of an apprenticeship! My best moment so far was winning the Beauty Student of the Year award at the annual TyneMet Student Awards, at the Whitley Bay Playhouse, it was such an achievement and one I’ll always remember.”

Salon Owner and Therapist of the Beauty Rooms, Helen Nicholson said: “Lily is an an absolute joy! I first met Lily when she volunteered at the salon. Her professionalism with clients is of the highest degree, demonstrating a practical yet personable approach to her work. Right from the beginning, I was so impressed with Lily that we agreed for Lily to volunteer on a regular at the salon to build her skills and experience. Lily has demonstrated so much enthuasium and love for the beauty industry, she is an incredible talent. I decided to take on Lily on as an apprentice through TyneMet and I can honestly say this is the best decision I’ve made so far. The apprenticeship team at TyneMet have been excellent, they are very skilled in what they do and have worked tirelessly to support myself and Lily through the apprenticeship programe.”

Helen Nicholson added: “Lily is a valued member of the team and truly embraces her apprenticeship, her skills and knowledge of the industry continue to develop which has seen her now have her own client base who love her personality and exceptional finish to treatments, she is such a lovely person to just be around and has so many great qualities!

Head of Apprenticeships at TyneMet, Pat Blyth said: “Lily has been an absolute star apprentice, she has gone above and beyond, and demonstrated a commitment to working hard to achieve her dream of working in the beauty industry. Apprenticeships are a brilliant way for employers to enrich their workforce and provide an incredible opportunity for an apprentice, where they can learn new skills, earn a wage and gain experience within the workplace. At TyneMet we offer structured apprenticeship programmes that are flexibile to the needs of the business, entirely designed to suit the requirements of individual employers, ensuring the apprentice is perfectly matched.”

Pat, added:

“TyneMet’s employer-focused apprenticeships offer businesses high quality apprentices, the College works closely with industry specialists to develop apprenticeship programmes that meet the demands of the ever-evolving needs of the economy by creating high quality, relevant apprenticeships that attract talented, enthastastic individuals. Lily has proven to be an exceptional asset to Helen and the Beauty Rooms, both who have truly benefited from TyneMet’s apprenticeship programme.”

TyneMet offers business support through high quality training programmes, apprenticeships and practical advice to identify and fill skills gaps and planning for future workforce requirements. The College is leading the drive to encourage employers to empower their workforce with bespoke training and apprenticeships.

The College works with hundreds of small and large organisations to deliver cost effective training solutions across Newcastle, the North East and the UK with an extensive range of short and long courses 

To find out more about cost effective training solutions, call 0191 229 5179, email business@tynemet.ac.uk or visit our dedicated employers’ website: employers.tynemet.ac.uk