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Sarah Tempest
Secondary school:
Wycliffe Mount
  • Where do you live now?
  • Gomersal
  • Which Kirklees College site did you go to?
  • Huddersfield Centre
  • What course?
  • NVQ in Hairdressing levels 1,2 and 3 completed in 2007.
  • Where do you work now?
  • Heads and Tales hairdressers, Gomersal
  • What's your job title?
  • Salon manager
  • What do you do?
  • I do hairdressing at the salon but as the manager I also look after team management, stock checking and ordering, cashing up, marketing and other duties that keep the salon in order.
  • What was Kirklees College like?
  • I really enjoyed all the courses at Kirklees College. The courses are designed to be really hands on and gave the training I needed to be able to run a salon. I'm still at the college doing an A1 Assessors course, I keep going back!
  • Has the course helped you get where you are now?
  • I progressed through all the levels, and on completing level 3 I felt really confident to work in the industry at a good level.
  • Why did you choose Kirklees College?
  • There were more choices at Kirklees College than some of the in-house training schools.
  • If you could give advice to students in their final two years of school, what would you say?
  • I would recommend thinking about apprenticeships as you get a lot of experience of dealing with customers. Be prepared to work hard as hairdressing is not as easy as we make it look!
Sarah Tempest