Gordon apprentice wins big with scholarship to the UK

Talented local hairdressing graduate Jordan Andrews, is jetting off to the UK in June to spend 6 months in London working with the renowned Hob Salon.
After taking home Silver in the national WorldSkills competition in 2016, BBM Youth Support encouraged Jordan to apply for their scholarship, which has been boosted with a further $4,000 scholarship from The Gordon to assist with living expenses overseas.
Jordan completed her hairdressing apprenticeship with Joshae Hair and Beauty and her hairdrssing course with The Gordon TAFE in 2016. Her next adventure will open her eyes to the fashion forward, cutting edge talents of the UK’s best colourist’s and stylists.    

“Hob Salon has 26 salons across London, which will be a huge change from my current salon in Clifton Springs. New clients, new styles, and new techniques - I can’t wait.”

Jordan put her feelers out late last year to see what UK salons would be open to taking her on board.  “Clive Collins, one of the three owners of Hobs Salon seemed really down to earth and helpful, and I can’t believe I will get the opportunity to work in such an acclaimed salon group,” she said.
“I’m excited and nervous at the same time,” said Jordan “I’ve had to hand over my clients to the other salon members, and I have to say goodbye to my dog, who I think will miss the most!”
Since 1983, BBM Youth support has been helped more than 1,000 young Australians further their education and experience overseas.
Andrew Palmer, Enterprise Manager at The Gordon said, “We are delighted to support talented and enthusiastic students such as Jordan, we wish her all the best as she furthers her learning journey.”


Posted: 3/07/2017 12:49:37 PM



Keep up with The Gordon

To keep up-to-date with the latest news, competitions and new course information, sign up to The Gordon News today.

 Security code


About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 130 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

ABN: 27 241 053 246. | TOID: 3044 | CRICOS Provider No. 00011G | © Gordon Institute of TAFE 2014