A HAIRDRESSING apprentice will be swapping her Ebbw Vale salon for one in Cyprus this summer.

Jenna Duncan, 21, from Bex Hair Design, Ebbw Vale has been selected for a two-week work experience placement in Paphos, from May 31.

The visit has been arranged by Bridgend-based ISA Training, the largest independent hair and beauty training provider in Wales, in partnership with Discovery Training in Cyprus.

Ms Duncan will join a group of 10 apprentices and two staff on the trip to Paphos, where they will spend two weeks working in salons. She has been a hairdressing apprentice for a year, having previously worked as a beauty therapist.

She said: “I am really looking forward to the new experience and learning new skills. My employer is really excited for me.”

The project aims to enhance the learning experience of apprentices, increase their confidence and broaden their career horizons.

Berni Tyler, ISA Training’s managing director, said: “We had such a high calibre of applicants that we could easily have selected 25 for the Cyprus visit.

“Because the learners will be working in salons that are typically Greek, they are now learning the language so that they can settle in quickly.”