PARENTAL concerns about the lack of work opportunities for young people in South Holland has motivated one Long Sutton couple to come up with a solution.
Sharon and Arie Ramp have opened Cinderellas beauty salon in the town’s High Street to give their two daughters the opportunity to work in their chosen career path rather than being forced to take whatever work they can find.
The salon, which opened on Saturday, has also created work opportunities for two other young women from the town.
“They have all qualified within the beaty sector but are working in the care industry or at McDonald’s, rather than their chosen career path,” said Sharon, whose daughters Siobhan (25) and Claire (20) also have to juggle work with looking after children.
Siobhan, who lives in the Holbeach area, has been unemployed since giving birth to Jacob a year ago, but previously worked as a supervisor in a food factory.
Claire, whose daughter Eloise is two, works as a carer of elderly people in the community, as does Abbi Walker (21), one of the other two women working at Cinderellas. The other is Christina Gleeson (20), who has a job with McDonald’s.
They will all keep their current jobs while business at Cinderellas grows.
Sharon said: “I think young people generally struggle to get work. There are jobs available, but not what they have trained to do. This was an idea my husband and I came up with to get them back to their career paths and it’s a completely new enterprise.
“My husband and I are both teachers and we will remain teachers and step back now, so it’s down to them. They are extremely please and very excited.”
A Jack Sparrow look-alike created a lot of interest at the official opening of the salon, which offers various treatments, including spray tanning, manicures and fish pedicures.