BS1 Barber Shop 

A barber’s shop providing all aspects of men’s hairdressing, with branches across the West Midlands. 

Why did you decide to take on an apprentice? 

We took on an apprentice to grow our brand – without young people coming through we wouldn’t be able to do this. 

How has the company benefitted from having an apprentice? 

We have gone from one shop to seven! Apprentices are as important to the company as the partners. 

What support did you receive from the college when setting up the apprenticeship and what support is provided to you and your apprentice during their training? 

We had initial support when registering the apprentice. Throughout the training they are assessed in the salon on a regular basis, and we receive progress reports on how they are getting on.  

What would you say to other employers who are considering taking on an apprentice? 

Don’t hang about!  Apprentices in all different trades are essential – the right one can be a massive attribute!