The HOB Academy is now offering external training for apprentices aged 16 and over to salons across the UK who are looking to begin their journey into a rewarding and fulfilling career in hairdressing and barbering.
The apprentice programme involves the apprentice working in your salon four days a week, including a model night once a week. In addition to this, the apprentice will attend one day a week at the HOB Apprenticeship Academy in Camden covering both theory and practical course components. The team also offers in-salon training for those unable to attend the Apprenticeship Academy.
Working alongside your own training programme, the HOB Academy team – who have been named as finalists for the Employer Provider of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2024 – will prepare the apprentice for their End Point Assessment and carry out full mock assessments prior to the actual EPA. The apprenticeship will take 18-24 months, made up of 17-21 months learning on the course programme, with two further months preparing for the End Point Assessment. At the end of this the apprentice will gain the Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.
HOB Apprentice Academy Manager, Treena Eagles-Sime says: “We are very excited about this new chapter for HOB Academy, having seen a huge success with our own apprentices, to be offering this training to the wider hairdressing community. Already signed to work with us are apprentices from Steven Carey, Percy & Reed, Saco and Palmer Fisher and we look forward to offering our skills to the next generation of hairdressers.”
The HOB Academy team also offer Level 2 Diploma the Barbering Professional Standard over a 14-18 month period and a Level 3 Diploma for Advanced and Creative Hair Standard over a 12-14 moth period, either in the academy or in salon training.