Trailblazer apprenticeships will increase requirements


To rejoice the 11th Nationwide Apprenticeship Week (fifth to ninth March 2018), the NHF has highlighted how barbershop house owners in England can profit from the brand new Trailblazer apprenticeship requirements. Apprenticeship frameworks are being changed by government-approved ‘Trailblazer’ requirements which embrace a wider vary of abilities, making apprentices way more ‘salon prepared’ by the tip of their programmes than the older framework apprenticeships.

Andrew Collinge, an NHF member and a member of the Trailblazer Steering Group, already has over 70 learners on the brand new stage 2 hair skilled Trailblazer requirements.  “There’s an expectation and a requirement from employers that this new normal will produce a better stage of coaching and a extra completed certified hairdresser,”  he mentioned. Mike Fenton from Francesco Group, additionally a member of the Trailblazer Steering Group, mentioned: “The top check will spotlight those that have the true skill to be a hairdresser and determine these with true ardour.”

The NHF’s CEO, Hilary Corridor explains: “If a salon or barbershop enterprise has fewer than 50 staff, the employer and coaching supplier will every obtain a fee of £1,000 for each 16 to 18-year-old apprentice (or 19-24-year-old who has been in care or has a neighborhood authority care plan) they tackle. The draw back is that employers must contribute 10% (round £900) in direction of the price of coaching and evaluation for older apprentices.”

A free apprenticeship information is on the market to NHF Members and non-members and may be downloaded right here www.nhf.information/apprenticeship


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