Project Description

Fife High School pupils get hands on hair and beauty experience with Lime Salon

Three schools have been working with local business, Lime Salon to offer young people from the area the chance to achieve a valuable vocational qualification in Hairdressing. 

Lime Salon Group has partnered with Ambition Centre for Training to provide pupils from Auchmuty, Beath, and Inverkeithing High Schools the opportunity to achieve a Level 1 SVQ in Hairdressing.

Pupils had the chance to develop valuable work-experience and develop essential skills in Health and Safety, Customer Care, and Product Knowledge, all while building their confidence in the busy salon environment. 

John Baillie, owner of Lime Salon Group, and Emma Evans of Ambition Centre for Training approached the schools with the view of offering pupils a taster of what life in a busy salon is like and providing them with an insight into the skills and knowledge they would develop if they sought a career in Hair and Beauty. The salons involved would have the opportunity to encourage any potential future hairdressers the option to apply for a trainee position. 

Pupils were nominated, interviewed, and selected to take part in the programme. 

 John Baillie, owner of Lime Salon in Inverkeithing said: “Taking the students out of the classroom and putting them in a successful, busy salon gives them the opportunity to experience a real life working environment. They receive a hands-on approach to learning new skills with the support and encouragement from experienced tutors.” 

Emma Evans of Ambition Centre for Training added: “By putting this programme in place, we are able to work with our local schools so they can then offer students a different path into work experience, where the students gain valuable skills, and a recognised qualification.” 

Emma adds: “This initiative is a great way for employers, training providers, and schools to work together on allowing students the option to get that real life work experience, achieve a qualification, and potentially move into a Modern Apprenticeship, further study or employment.”