The LHAA have introduced an innovative and cost-effective way for you to recruit and train your hairdressing staff.
The LHAA has several advantages over other hairdressing training organisations:
• Highly professional and industry relevant staff trained to the highest standards
• The course duration is 12-15 months to complete each Level within
your Apprenticeship programme
• We offer enrolment on to our programme throughout the year and
we provide training on the day that best suits your need
• The LHAA has its own training salon to teach the hairdressing
practical skills using highly qualified and experienced trainers
• Most assessments are carried out in our salon, minimizing the
disruption to your salon operations
• The LHAA have great quality standards and we have been highly
appraised in our recent OFSTED college based inspection
• We can train your existing staff or provide you with pre-screened
Apprentices for you to select
• We provide Apprentices with employability skills so that they are
capable of operating effectively and efficiently in a commercial salon
such as customer service, punctuality, customer-relationship, and
salon product retailing
• The LHAA provides mentors for all their Apprentices
• Our Apprenticeship Mentors will regularly visit to check that you are
100% satisfied and upto date with your Apprentices' progress and
Up to 80% of the employers who employ Apprentices or trainees, agree that they make their workplace more productive and profitable.
• The minimum wage for Apprentices is £3.30 an hour
• Up to 88% of employers who employ Apprentices agree that
Apprenticeships results in a more motivated and satisfied workforce
• Up to 83% of employers who employ Apprentices believe in their
Apprenticeships programme, that it provides skilled employees that
• One out of five employers is hiring Apprentices to help them
through this tough economic scenario
Source: National Apprenticeship Service
The good news is that all the training is paid. Although all trainees will receive the minimum Apprenticeship wage, which is currently £3.30 per hour.
Employer Incentive (AGE 16 to 24)
Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24)
AGE 16 to 24 has already helped thousands of employers to grow their business by employing an apprentice. AGE 16 to 24 is available until 31 December 2016, subject to eligibility and availability.
The AGE 16 to 24 Grant for Employers aims to support businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment though the Apprenticeship programme.
The National Apprenticeship Service will provide AGE 16 to 24 to eligible employers, in respect of qualifying apprentices, with an individual value of £1,500. Employers can be paid five grants in total during the lifetime of the initiative.
AGE 16 to 24 targets employers with less than 50 employees, who are new to Apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the previous12 months
To get the AGE 16-24 grant, an employer will need to sign an agreement which includes:
• Confirmation of the number of apprentices or trainees, the
employer will be taking on the grant (up to 5)
• Confirmation that the employer would not have taken the
apprentice on without this additional grant
• A confirmation to employ the apprentice for minimum of 12 months
• An Agreement to pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage
of £3.30 per hour - although most apprentices get more than £3.30
• Confirmation that the employer has not taken on an apprentice
within the last twelve months whether through a new recruitment
or through the transfer of an existing employee onto an
For the further information about this grant, please contact your Employer Engagement Manager on 020 8953 9344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• In a business, Apprentices assists and support their superiors in their
job, in order to make a contribution to a business.
• Apprentices are trained in the house style preferred by their
employers throughout the training period. By this employers get a
ready-made professional at the end of the Apprenticeship who is
capable to make a valuable and immediate contribution to the
• An employer can improve his/her competitiveness and meet
clients’ demands: Apprenticeships can give your staff such skills and
techniques that will help your business to lead the competition and
offer clients the demanded products or services.
• Increase productivity: Apprentices contribute to the business from
the very first day. As they gain experience, Apprentices can apply
what they have learned to the workplace environment.
• Staff motivation: Existing staff can also take an Apprenticeship,
rewarding them for the work they have done. By this, they get
motivated to move to the next level. At the same time it, also
ensures their further training will meet the highest industry
standards. The staff will contribute positively to the business
when they feel more valued and respected.
• Recruitment: Recruitment really costs a lot to a business in terms of
time and resources. Apprenticeships give the employer a direct
access to the well trained and well motivated young people in your
National Minimum Wage rates
The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice - you must be at least school leaving age to get it.
Year21 & over8 to 20Under 18Apprentice*2015 (current rate)£6.70£5.30£3.87£3.302014 £6.50£5.13£3.79£2.732013£6.31£5.03£3.72£2.682012£6.19£4.98£3.68£2.652011£6.08£4.98£3.68£2.602010£5.93£4.92£3.64£2.50
*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.
The rates are usually updated every October, so the current rates apply from October 2015.
From April 2016, the national living wage will be £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and older. The minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.