Bury College hairdressing students are a cut above as they complete work experience at a beauty salon.

Apprentices on the college's hairdressing level two course, Maddison Trickett and Anya Harris, are thriving at Spectrum One in Haslingden.

The pair, who went to Alder Grange School in Rawtenstall, have gained valuable experience as they look to progress their careers.

Maddison said: “I have really loved all aspects of my apprenticeship so far, being able to gain experience in the workplace has been amazing.

“It’s also been great to work alongside people that are experts at what they do.”

She praised the college saying that there is always someone on hand to ask for help and guidance.

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Anya also has hopes of owning her own business one day and believes that the apprenticeship is helping her to develop the skills she needs to achieve this.

When speaking about if people should join the course, she said: “Just go for it! You will gain so much from the experience and become much more confident in your own ability.”

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Victoria Hacking, manager at Spectrum One, spoke about the benefits of taking on a college apprentice.

She said: “I would recommend it to any other organisation.

“The whole process is straightforward, and the apprentices themselves really add a lot to your business.

“They are always enthusiastic and ready to learn.”

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