Eryn Cattermole, an apprentice at Bel Viso Beauty in Stockton-On-Tees has been nominated for Apprentice of the Year in the national British Hair and Beauty Awards.
The British Hair and Beauty Awards are one of the most prestigious national online awards for the hair, beauty, nails and spa industry, ‘recognising those who make a real difference and encouraging their development and hard work throughout the year.’
Eryn has been working at Bel Viso since July and fought off near a hundred applicants to secure her highly sought after apprenticeship. Bel Viso in Stockton were the winners of the English Hair and Beauty Awards 2017 and also crowned the regional overall winners in 2016.
Alongside her apprenticeship, Eryn is also currently studying for her Advanced Level 3 in Beauty Therapy with Northern Skills Group, the apprenticeship and training arm of Middlesbrough College.
Eryn said “I am really enjoying my apprenticeship. I’m a lot busier than I thought I would be as I work full time and study one day per week but I really enjoy working life; I can’t wait to be fully qualified now!
“My studies at College have allowed me to learn new things and put them into practice at work and my tutors are very supportive.”
When asked about her nomination Eryn said “I was shocked when I found out that I was nominated for the award. My boss at the salon nominated me and I also received an unknown nomination from a client.
“The British Beauty Awards use online reviews on the website to judge the nominations so I am delighted that I have been selected as a finalist as my clients have obviously been happy and impressed with my treatments.
“My boss has told me that every salon needs an Eryn, which was lovely of her to say. I intend to stay with the salon as a qualified therapist once my apprenticeship comes to an end.”
Claire Carling a Beauty Assessor at Northern Skills Group said “Eryn is doing brilliantly; she is on target and working hard to pass every assignment.
“Eryn is motivated to do well and it is no surprise she has been nominated for apprentice of the year in the British Hair and Beauty Awards.”
Eryn will find out if she has been awarded the title in June.
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