Try-ing work experience

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Work experience is fun and games at 5th Avenue spa for Bedford College beauty students. 

5th Avenue is only yards from the College’s Brooks training salon, but offers a very high speed view of real life in the beauty business.

The latest activity was for beauty students to take part in a beauty-thon at the Bedford Blues Rugby Club, offering mini makeovers to visitors at the Goldington Road ground.

In the weeks before kick-off on 15 October, nearly 20 trainees were invited in for coaching at 5th Avenue, with some of them joining in a high speed nail paint session at the spa. 

“This is to make sure they have the customer handling skills before they are put in an environment where people are paying for treatments. The money people pay at the rugby Pink Day is going to charity, but we want the clients at the ground to have a good experience of 5th Avenue,” said Kerry,

“We believe that students benefit from being taken out of their comfort zone and into a salon and spa environment where paying clients expect the highest standards in customer care and treatments. They can learn from the examples they see set by our staff in our busy and successful business.”

Head of Bedford College's Brooks Hair and Beauty on Bedford High Street, Kerry Attfield said: “Our students have praised the work experience opportunities they have had with 5th Avenue.”


*Photos show two of the Bedford Blues Rugby players George Edgson and Elliott Clements-Hill at 5th Avenue

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