Job success for Wolverhampton College hairdressing apprentice Eisha Manning

Job success for hairdressing apprentice Elisha Manning

16 Apr 2023
Hairdressing apprentice Elisha Manning
Hairdressing apprentice Elisha Manning

After leaving school at 16, Elisha Manning signed up for a full-time hairdressing course, however after just a few weeks she transferred to an apprenticeship and has just completed her training at Zak’s Hairdressing in Wolverhampton.

Elisha, now aged 19, said: “I decided to do an apprenticeship as it’s more handson and you get the experience of working with clients and learning on the job, which is a bonus. 

I’ve always had an interest in hair and the apprenticeship prepared me for working in the industry by teaching me the skills I need to be a successful stylist in a salon, including shampooing, cuts and colours as well as customer service skills. 

I was really relieved and happy when I completed my end point assessment and now I’m qualified I’m looking forward to running my own column and building up my clientele. 

“Staying on at school to do A Levels and then going to university isn’t the only way of getting into your dream career – think about your options as there are lot more routes that you may not know about.”