Apprentices form the linchpin for many barbering businesses.
Here are four reasons why employing an apprentice could ensure that your business grows and prospers.
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.
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.
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.
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.