If you’re committed to investing in the future of hairdressing and barbering – and interested in nurturing new talent to bring fresh ideas to your salon – running an apprenticeship scheme can be incredibly rewarding and beneficial.
However, the process is also fraught with uncertainties. Not only is there always the looming possibility that you’ll take the time to train and develop an individual, only for them to abandon your salon once they’re qualified. There’s also a financial risk attached
Notwithstanding the government’s ‘grab a grand’ scheme for apprentices aged 16 to 18, you’re either obliged to pay the apprenticeship levy (if your pay bill is over £3 million) or 10% of the cost of training your apprentice, which works out at around £900 – read more