Nail Technician Assistant, Elegant Nails by Garn, Crook
From a young age, Jess always had a career aim of working in a beauty salon. Jess joined Bishop Auckland College following her GCSEs, successfully completing a Level 2 Beauty Therapy course before progressing to the Level 3 Diploma in Nail Services. The owners of Elegant Nails by Garn approached the College to find a suitable student to attend a trial work placement, with a view to future employment. Jess had an initial meeting with the employer regarding the job description and person specification before completing a month-long placement in which Garn was impressed by Jess’s performance and attitude to work, and was subsequently offered employment.
Jess said “I absolutely love my new role in Garn’s nail lounge. I was very lucky as the Student Progression Manager and tutor put me forward for the interview and trial. I was thrilled when I was offered employment following my work placement. The nail lounge is so welcoming and Garn is lovely to work for. I have been taught so much already by Garn who has supported me with development of my skills. My role includes prepping nails, applying acrylics and gel nails, and I have been given the opportunity to work with my own clients. I loved my courses at College and the tutors taught me so many practical skills and techniques, preparing me for the world of work as a Nail Technician. My tutors and the Student Progression team helped me so much to prepare for my career and I am very grateful for this opportunity.”