Sutton former hairdresser styles herself a new career thanks to apprenticeship

Administration apprentice Sheralyn Jarvis 20,  of Sutton,  who registered with Vision Apprentices, the recruitment service of West Nottinghamshire College,
Administration apprentice Sheralyn Jarvis 20, of Sutton, who registered with Vision Apprentices, the recruitment service of West Nottinghamshire College,

A Sutton woman has embarked on a radical career change and secured a job she loves, thanks to an apprenticeship.

Sheralyn Jarvis had seemed destined for a career in hairdressing since she was a little girl.

Sheralyn, 20 said: “My mum always said I’d be involved in some way. As a child I always wanted to do people’s hair.”

After her GCSEs she enrolled on a hairdressing course at her school’s sixth-form. Working one day a week in another salon as part of the course only strengthened her ambition.

She secured a full-time position at a local hairdresser’s soon after qualifying.

But that all changed when she was made redundant just two months into the job. Despite attending more than 20 interviews over the next few months, she struggled to find another job.

Sheralyn registered with Vision Apprentices, the recruitment service of West Nottinghamshire College, which has placed 2,700 young people into an apprenticeship since its launch in 2010.

And it wasn’t long before she was invited to attend an interview for an administration apprenticeship vacancy at Brierley Park Medical Centre, Huthwaite.

Sheralyn was thrilled to be offered the position and began her apprenticeship last November.

She said: “I’m so glad I decided to change careers. This is something I was born to do.”