Richmondshire District Council

A Leyburn beauty salon has taken on an apprentice - bringing the total supported through a district council scheme to 18.

The Richmondshire authority launched its apprenticeship scheme in March (2018) – businesses can apply for up to £2000 in funding.

Salon Beautique, in Leyburn Market Place, has employed 16 year old Jade Walker who is now studying an NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing at Darlington College while working at the business.

Owner Becci Evemy received a grant of £504 to buy hairdressing kit for the college course and equipment for the salon - including hairdryer, straighteners and clippers.

Council Leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock said: “This scheme is helping to support local businesses to bring local people on to their staff role.  We have already seen 18 in new jobs – and we have funding for more.” 

The deadline for applications for the next round of funding is November 1 - contact for more information or visit the council's Apprenticeships web page.

Apprentice Jade Walker styling Lyndsey Pavan's hair under the guidance of Becci Evemy
Apprentice, Jade Walker, styling Lyndsey Pavan’s hair under the guidance of Becci Evemy.
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