Beauty Therapy Students Visited by Clarins Professionals for Employability Talk
Last week our Level 3 Beauty Therapy students were lucky enough to have a visit from industry experts and guest lecturers from Clarins, Ashleigh Houghton, Skin and Spa Manager, and Grace Farrand, Business Manager.
Clarins is a leading luxury cosmetics company which manufactures worldwide prestige skincare, make-up and fragrances, usually through high-end department stores and pharmacies. Selected stores offer exclusive spa treatments, and a career in this area is one of the many routes available to our Beauty Therapy students after they leave College.
The lecture involved an employability talk and discussion about different career paths available to the students in the Beauty Therapy industry. They discussed the types of opportunities available at Clarins and gave the students an insight into what it’s like working with the company.
After the lecture, Ashleigh gave the students a demonstration of some new treatments available on the market. It’s really important as part of the Fareham College Beauty Therapy courses for the students to have access to up-and-coming treatments and developments to ensure they leave College with the competence and confidence to work in and manage a modern, professional salon.
Ashleigh Houghton is a former Fareham College student, having studied Level 3 Beauty Therapy a few years ago. She is an example of one of the many successful Fareham College alumni who has worked her way up in her chosen industry and created a flourishing career for herself.
When asked about her advice for students wanting to get into the Beauty industry, Ashleigh said:
“Have confidence in yourself and in your trades tests and try to think outside of the box.”
The guest lecture was a huge success. Beauty Therapy lecturer, Lisa Osborne, said:
“Clarins is a really influential brand in the Beauty Therapy industry so it was a fantastic opportunity for the students to learn a lot about their chosen field. The guest lecturers were really engaging and everyone came away feeling inspired and excited about their future career prospects.”