Useful information for parents about Hairdressing Apprenticeships:
We believe a hairdressing apprenticeship is the most effective route in to becoming a fully qualified hairdresser. By learning on the job, your child surrounds themselves with qualified hairdressers in salon, allowing them to observe and shadow to enhance their learning. At EASI Hairdressing Academy all our Trainer Assessors are qualified hairdressers that work part time for us but also work as stylists in salons. We feel this provides your child with a unique opportunity to learn from people that are already doing the job your child wants to do.
We can help your child to find employment in a salon by advising on current vacancies and giving advice and tips on how to apply. They will work full time, usually between 30 and 40 hours per week and usually attend college once a week on one of their working days. At college they’ll do a mixture of theory and practical whilst working towards the Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals, which takes up to two years to complete.
- Apprenticeships are fully funded by the government for 16-18 year olds.
- Apprentices are paid at least apprenticeship minimum wage, there is usually an annual increase in this (https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide/pay-and-conditions).
- A contract of employment should be in place for the Apprentice which should clearly outline hours of work and holiday entitlement as a minimum.
- Maximum Working Hours – The European Working Time Directive states that young people aged up to 18 can work for maximum of 40 hours per week and not more than 8 hours per day. Those aged over 18 have maximum working hours of 48 hours per week but they can sign an agreement with their employer, should they wish to opt out of the protection provided by the Working Time Directive.
- If your child doesn’t get a 4 or above in their English or maths GCSEs they will be required to take the City and Guilds Functional Skills qualifications in English or maths alongside their apprenticeship.
- Depending on their GCSE results they will work towards Level 1 Functional Skills, then progress on to Level 2 accordingly.
If you have any questions about hairdressing apprenticeships, how to apply or just require further information, please contact us.