Salon Employers Information

Leeds Hair Academy Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way to develop your business. As an employer you know how important it is to grow and improve you business, and investment in staff is essential to gain an edge over the competition.

Apprenticeships are designed to deliver exactly what your business needs, giving you the skills for the future. They can help you to develop specialist or niche areas of the business, keep up with the latest technology and standards or train your existing staff in new skills.

The benefits of apprenticeships go beyond that though; staff who have time and faith invested in them will find they get a morale and confidence-boost, making them a happier employee and one who is more likely to stay with you. Apprenticeships give you control over how your future staff are trained – they are learning their core skills and customer service in your salon so there’s no need to coach them out of bad habits. It’s a great option for the apprentice too as they get to earn as they learn and gain vital work experience.

If you’re still not convinced of the benefits to your business, take a look at these facts about the Apprentice Programme

• There are over 100,000 employers offering Apprenticeships in more than 160,000 locations
• Over 80% of people are more likely to use a business if it offers Apprenticeships to young people
• Almost half of all businesses are set to hire apprentices by 2019
• 78% of companies say they would be more likely to choose a supplier or partner if they too offered Apprenticeships

Stats from apprenticeships.org.uk

Why use Yazz Hair Academy?

Yazz Hair began life as a small salon 19 years ago, since then we have expanded to three salons across Leeds and we’re proud to say that some of the original staff members are still with us today.

We strongly believe education is key to building a successful business that is always moving forwards and on top of the latest trends, technology and techniques. So much so that we employ a full-time, in-house educator who supports our trainees and ensures that all staff are up-to-date.

Our award winning team regularly attends seminars and often visits the TIGI academies in London and Manchester. We also host TIGI seminars at our salon in Leeds three times a year.

What we do before working with you

It is essential that our students receive the best training in order for them to become great hairdressing professionals. We are committed to providing quality training and we expect the same standard from the salons we work with too.

The first step is for a Yazz Hair Academy representative to visit your salon and discuss with you in depth what Apprenticeships involve and your role and responsibility in the process. We will assess the health and safety of your salon through a risk assessment and make suggestions for changes needed where necessary.

In return we expect the salons we work with to be committed to providing the best possible training, including a thorough induction into the workplace, allowing time to attend the academy once a week, providing training opportunities in the salon where students can put their new skills into practice and allocating time for reviews and mentoring sessions too. We will of course be on hand to support and advise you should you need us.

We enjoy a great relationship with all of the salons we work with, but we are always on the look out for more.

If you would like to know more about either of these courses please contact our Academy on 07961 226411 or email yazzhair@live.co.uk and we will get back to you.