The French Beauty Academy Teams Up With Industry Leaders For ‘Futures For Frenchies’ Employment Initative

The ‘Futures For Frenchies’ program marks a paradigm shift in beauty education, offering students exclusive access to leading employers and brands, tailored networking opportunities and interview sessions.

The French Beauty Academy has announced a groundbreaking student employment program in partnership with leading names such as Wesfarmers Health Skin & Laser Clinics, David Jones, Marriott International, RATIONALE, cosmetic physicians and boutique employers to address the critical skills gap in the beauty sector by providing a platform to connect students with Australia’s top beauty industry employers.

Aptly titled ‘Futures for Frenchies’, the program aims to elevate student employability by tailored networking opportunities, interview skills development and the facilitation of real job interviews with industry leaders on campus where most students secure job offers before graduation.

Luke French, Chief Executive Officer at The French Beauty Academy, commented, “This marks a significant milestone in Australian VET Beauty education. The ‘Futures for Frenchies’ program addresses the critical skills gap in the beauty sector by providing a platform to connect students with employers, ensuring a seamless transition from education to employment.”

What’s included in the initiative?

This initiative empowers Frenchies to explore diverse career pathways, gain invaluable industry insights and refine their skills for success in interviews and the workforce.

Through the Futures Showcase and recruitment fairs, students engage directly with key recruitment staff, with employers offering next-stage trade tests or second-round interviews. This accelerated process enables students to fast-track their employment options, with the goal for the majority to secure job offers prior to graduation.

Central to the program’s success is its inclusion of employers representing various career pathways in the beauty sector. French emphasises, “Students deserve the freedom to pursue their passions, whether in dermal therapy, makeup, nails, or spa and wellness. We’re proud to have industry-leading employers representing these incredible pathways.”

In a reciprocal gesture, the Futures for Frenchies initiative invites employer partners to join The French Beauty Academy’s mission to make a difference. Rather than recruitment fees, partners contribute to Captivating International, a trafficking prevention charity in Nepal and the Philippines, for each ‘Frenchie’ recruited.

Luke French added, “Through this broader contribution, we extend the gift of education and employment opportunities to women in Nepal and the Philippines, transforming destinies and leaving a legacy of empowerment and impact.”

Ben Roberts, who holds the position of Head of Talent Acquisition at David Jones, has expressed his support. He emphasised: “The increasing demand for beauty professionals and the positive impact that initiatives like ‘Futures for Frenchies’ can having on shaping talent for the future of the industry.”

Dr Ian Chinsee, Cosmetic Physician at Inigo Cosmetic echoed this sentiment. “We are incredibly excited to partner with the French in the Future for Frenchies program. This collaboration presents a wonderful opportunity to support and inspire future students in their educational and professional journeys. We look forward to contributing to the growth and development of young talents.”

French concluded, “At The French Beauty Academy, our educational strategy revolves around one question: How can we enhance our students’ lives? This question remains our guiding principle, driving our mission to empower and enrich the next generation of beauty professionals.”

The Futures for Frenchies program is available to students enrolled in the Future of Beauty program, encompassing the nationally recognised and accredited SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty and SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management.

This comprehensive dual qualification equips students with the expertise to excel as beauty therapists and empowers them with essential business acumen to manage or establish their own clinics or salons, nurturing the next generation of beauty entrepreneurs.

Prospective students seeking further information on the program can visit the Academy’s website.

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