11 years ago Ashley Gilbody began a hairdressing Apprenticeship with The Skills Company.

Now, she is doing great things in Manchester; aged just 29 Ashley owns her own salon and is still working with The Skills Company to recruit the next generation of hairdressing Apprentices.

In this short film Ashley explains how an Apprenticeship with The Skills Company provided her with the great opportunities she needed to get her to where she is today, as well as explaining the key skills that any new hairdressing Apprentice needs.