Signs of this week British Beauty Week (26 – 30 October) Highlights Britain’s emerging and influential beauty brands.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is using the celebration to urge job seekers to consider one of the various roles and fields the industry has to offer as their next career move; There are more than 4,000 vacant positions within the Government. Find a job portal. This includes beautician, salesperson and lecturer roles, and other fulfilling positions suitable for varying levels of experience.
The Prime Minister has previously praised British industry for being the best in British business and adding £20 billion a year to the UK economy; The sector is an important part of the Government’s drive to grow the economy.
Diane Whitbread is one of them DWPEmployer Engagement Consultants said:
“I would encourage job seekers from all walks of life to use British Beauty Week to consider a role in beauty as their next move. This thriving sector offers a range of exciting roles and skills development, as well as progression opportunities and a new sense of purpose.
“Our Job Center network can provide vital advice to all job seekers and dedicated colleagues, including job coaches, who are ready to help people start rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.”
Jobcentres across Great Britain exist to help claimants secure a beauty-based role and work closely with employers to fill and promote key vacancies, including Elite Hotels, which has three premium hotels in the South of England. The government works closely with the British Beauty Council to promote excellence in the sector. Since its establishment in 2018, the Council has acted as a pioneer for the sector, providing financial support and guidance to millions of workers.
Millie Kendal OBE, CEO of the British Beauty Council, added:
“The British Beauty industry makes a greater contribution to the UK’s GDP than the creativity, arts and entertainment sector and the aerospace manufacturing sector, but many people are unaware of the range of opportunities available in the sector.
“To highlight the diverse opportunities available within the industry, the Council has launched the ‘Future Talent Programme’, designed to expose people aged 11-18 to unique roles in technology, fragrance, sustainability and cosmetics science. “The program aims to bring unique talents to a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial sector through engaging short films.”
Job seekers can also benefit DWPSector Based Business Academy Programs (SWAPs). SWAPs provide opportunities to learn new skills and gain experience working in relevant industries. Programs lasting up to six weeks include pre-employment training, work experience with an industry employer, and a job interview or assistance with the application process at the end of the program. There are a variety of beauty-related SWAPs with a specific focus on job openings in hair, beauty, and fitness.
This summer, Jobcentre Plus carried out a SWAP with leading firm L’Oréal Paris in North London, which included bespoke training from a local college for a Beauty Counter Consultant. All candidates managed to get a job in the French company.
- According to the Value of Beauty report (2023), the sector supports a total of 550,00 jobs across media, services, STEM roles and more. 81% of those employed are women and 86% are business owners, with beauty opportunities providing a strong foundation for social mobility and access to underrepresented segments of the population.
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