Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his vision for post-16 education by declaring he wants the majority of young people to either go on to university or train as an apprentice.
Mr Cameron’s words give even more credibility to apprenticeships as a choice for young people, saying they are equally as good as pursuing a university education. The fact is that often those who finish their GCSEs don’t want to continue in traditional schooling as their skills lie elsewhere. In apprenticeships, those talents are allowed to flourish as the apprentice learns and trains for a job in a particular field.
“[I want to see] either apprenticeships or universities for almost everybody,” Mr Cameron said, as the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) annual conference last month. “At the end of the day though, we want to see fewer and fewer 18-year-olds leaving school without taking either path. If we’re going to compete in a global economy then we need to make sure that our young people are more highly skilled, more highly trained than our competitors. So either apprenticeships or universities for almost everybody.”
The LHAA is proud to train apprentices alongside the best salons, delivering exciting new talent to the industry every year. We firmly believe that young people with a lot to give can be neglected by the education system and that within an apprenticeship, they can really shine. Our apprentices graduate having spent time in a proper work place, been able to EARN WHILE THEY LEARN and have the skills to work across the world.
“It’s great to see that the Prime Minister is such a supporter of apprenticeships and this announcement will strengthen their reputation, help more young people in to employment and ensure apprenticeships are recognized as a career path equal to higher education,” says Trevor Luker
, Director at the LHAA. “With over 2.2 million apprenticeships created since 2010 the UK is the fastest growing economy in the G7, and the drive towards 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020 will ensure that this remains a flagship of Government policy to support young people in to employment.”
Hairdressing is still one of the top 10 vocational careers and at the LHAA we have over 75 vacancies for immediate start offering an opportunity to EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
Senior Employer Engagement Manager at the LHAA Loughton says, “We have Apprenticeship programmes beginning in January at all three academies in Borehamwood, Camden and Loughton and we are seeing a strong demand to join them. The OPEN DAYS
we are holding in January, February and March across each academy are also proving to be very popular and this is a great way for potential apprentices to see the LHAA in action and to get a taster of exactly what an apprenticeship in hairdressing can offer.”
If you want to learn more about the LHAA contact us on 020 8953 9344 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org