What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is on-the-job training that leads towards a qualification.
The apprentice is employed and paid by a business. They work with a qualified trainer in their workplace to learn all the skills they need to become fully qualified and commercially viable.
An apprentice is a valuable part of any business. They can assist with entry level tasks, freeing seniors to perform more profitable tasks. An apprentice allows you to train the staff member you need from scratch and helps grow your industry by producing highly qualified, commercially successful young professionals.
Apprenticeships take 3-4 years with apprentices starting with basic skills and working their way up. They train with a qualified trainer.
Hairdressing and barbering apprentices also attend off-job training organised by HITO. This training takes place at their closest hairdressing or barbering school.