Why did you decide to take on an apprentice?
We believe strongly in education and giving young people the opportunity to learn on–the–job and gain experience in the workplace.
What duties does the apprentice carry out?
Our apprentices assist stylists and ensure that clients are comfortable and happy during their visit to the salon – duties include shampooing hair, tidying work areas and making customers’ drinks,
We also run a training session with our apprentices, usually once a week, to support them in their training with the college.
How has the company benefitted from having an apprentice?
Apprentices support all staff in the salon making the day run smoothly but they also provide us with the opportunity to train and model them from having no prior experience in hairdressing to gaining their qualifications.
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 receive lots of support from the apprenticeship team – from finding a suitable apprentice to signing them up and starting their training programme.
And for our apprentices, support from tutors, and assessors is ongoing and pastoral care is available if required.