Apprentices

VTCT Respond to the National Audit Office Apprenticeships Report

Last updated March 8, 2019

The National Audit Office have released their apprenticeships report and the findings have highlighted a potential risk for apprentices across the board. The report gives a strong and potentially damning message to the Department of Education in which they warn them to assess making drastic changes such as reducing public funding for particular apprenticeships. As Read More

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Our Junior of the Year Interviews The British Hairdresser of the Year

Last updated March 7, 2019

To conclude National Apprenticeship Week and celebrate International Women’s Day we have a special interview for you. We asked our British Hairdressing Business Awards Junior of the Year Darcey Clarke to ask British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional British Hairdresser of the Year Sally Brooks everything she’d love to know about Sally’s successful career. Read More

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What is the Best Way to Keep Your Apprentices Motivated?

Last updated March 5, 2019

Doing an apprenticeship isn’t all smooth sailing. This first step into the industry can be tiring, low-paid and sometimes feel unrewarding. But it’s an integral building block to forging the career that you want and something that all iconic and established hairdressers had to do. It’s difficult to impress this on up-and-coming apprentices without sounding Read More

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Apprentices Reveal their Inspiration for Becoming a Hairdresser

Last updated March 4, 2019

To celebrate National Apprentice Week, HJ has asked apprentices to share their inspiration for becoming a hairdresser. The apprentices also reveal where they go to research new techniques and styles and how their idols helped them to make the decision to pursue a career in hairdressing. “I really look up to Debbie G. She’s an Read More

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The Essential Tools to Take into Schools this National Careers Week

Last updated February 28, 2019

The Choose Hair campaign, sponsored by Hairdressers Journal International has created a fun and interactive booklet and a lesson plan to share with young people in schools during National Careers Week, which takes place on 4 – 9 March. The aim is to encourage hairdressers to go into schools and talk to students about why Read More

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Schools are Steering Pupils Away from Hairdressing

Last updated February 28, 2019

Schools are preventing teenagers from exploring alternatives to A Levels to avoid losing pupil funding in the sixth form, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research think tank. Secondary schools have been legally required since last January to allow colleges to advertise vocational qualifications to pupils from the age of 12. The think tank Read More

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Hope for the Industry as UK Apprenticeship Numbers Rise

Last updated January 30, 2019

Recent figures regarding apprenticeships and traineeships from the Department of Education have brought hope to the hairdressing industry. There has been an increase of 15.4% of students starting apprenticeships compared to the same period in 2017/2018. This year saw 132,000 students entering into apprenticeships. Whilst this is good news that the numbers are improving, they Read More

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