What's the best way to get some work experience - I have NVQ 11 but no experience.

Please email me on heffie@talktalk.net if you have any ideas on where I can go next. Thanks you.
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laurasmobilebeautytreats
Why dont you offer some free work experience to a salon on the weekend for 4 weeks. Gain some experience and who knows where it might lead. I got my first job through my work experience placement, I did half a day for free once a week whilst at college then when I finished they offered me a job. Good luck!
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u-beauty
Hi there where abouts do you live? if you search the internet there are companies out there that support new buisnesses. where you could go and do open days to promote yourself. Or you could ring around your local salons and see if you could do a couple of days work experience free of charge. Your experience is based on your training aswell so you have some experience but maybe not in a salon you could even ask your college if you could work in the college salon just to build up on confindence and skills hope this helps a little
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yokoso
In these times when nobody is hiring, I would agree with the advice given here and settle for even a small part time job in a local salon. Anywhere where you can gain experience and learn. When you enquire at salons, always have a one page summary of your CV to leave with them, making the most of your willingness to learn which is sometimes more important than experience to prospective employers. Coming up to Christmas we are all more busy than at any other time of the year so if you do get hired, even if is just for the holidays, try and become such an efficient and personable member of staff that just maybe they will think twice about laying you off after the holidays. I hope this helps and I wish you success.
makeupbykimberley
Find a little part time beauty salon job to build your experience and confidence plus learn from people who have been in the industry for a long time. They can share tips and ways to work you will not learn in college. I benefited from this a huge amount. Good luck!
makeupbykimberley
Find a little part time beauty salon job to build your experience and confidence plus learn from people who have been in the industry for a long time. They can share tips and ways to work you will not learn in college. I benefited from this a huge amount. Good luck!

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mobiletherapist
Thank you for your commen ts - I recently went around my local area but because ev eryone so busy at this time of year no one in terested as they will have to supervise me - do you know of any refresher courses