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Apprentices form the linchpin for many barbering businesses.

Here are four reasons why employing an apprentice could ensure that your business grows and prospers. 

1. Apprentices are the barbers of the future

Nothing beats being able to mould your staff to meet your exact business needs. Barbering apprenticeships allow you to work with training providers like us to develop programmes of learning to fill your skills gaps and future proof your business.  

2. Apprentices absorb skills 

Barbering is all about passion and creativity, and both of those skills are developed by being around like-minded people who can share the latest techniques and the tricks of the trade. Apprentices get the opportunity to watch and learn from the best.  Remember, that being a mentor to an apprentice is as rewarding to you as it is for them. 

3. High quality training 

Barbering apprentices spend most of their time in the salon, but as with any apprenticeship 20% of their learning must be off-the-job. This is when your apprentice will learn the theory behind their practical skills.  

Most of our industry trained Learning Coaches  have been apprentices themselves so they’ll know exactly what’s involved. And as we’re Ofsted rated ‘Good’, you can rest assured that the training is high quality and up-to-date. 

4. Employer incentives 

If you employ fewer than 50 employees, and most barbers do, you’ll be eligible for some serious funding – 100% for 16-18 year olds and 95% for apprentices aged 19+. Free training that meets your exact needs and futureproofs your business? Look no further. 

Find out more about recruiting an apprentice or call 03333 222 666 to speak to one of our expert team.  

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