ITS a hair thing - July 2019
Welcome to the July issue of ITS a hair thing!
We were delighted to hear of the many great successes enjoyed by our fantastic Partner Salons in June!
Health & Safety - training available
We are holding Health & Safety training for our new staff members on 13th August. The training is held by a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and, on successful completion, attendees will achieve a Level 2 Award in Health and Safety from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. If you have any staff that you would like to attend this training session, please email ten/dtl-sti//ofni and we can liaise with the regards to cost. Please note places are limited, so if you are interested let us know asap.
School Engagements & Careers Fairs
To enable us to attract and inspire keen, enthusiastic apprentices it is key that support can be provided from our Partner Salons at Careers fairs and events we are invited to. This is not only an opportunity to reach potential apprentices, but a promotional platform you can take advantage of while forging links within your local communities. Once these valuable links are made, other opportunities can be recognised. For example; working with the schools to provide hair styling for performances / pantomimes. This is not only a great experience for your stylist apprentices, but offers another promotional opportunity and will also provide your business with a strong pipeline for future apprentices.
Hair Uncut Facebook group
Several of you met Phil Collins of HairUncut at the June Partner Salon Network meeting and were interested to hear more about their social media marketing service - attached is a factsheet containing further information. In addition to providing employers with social media support, Phil runs an upbeat Facebook community group for "hairdressers to meet, share and talk about all things hairdressing". It's worth a follow - lots of inspirational photos and ideas - found here.
Hope on the horizon for small employers?
A funding rule that is preventing large employers from transferring levy funds to smaller employers to train 16 to 18-year-old apprentices is being reviewed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.
Keith Smith, the agency's director of apprenticeships, revealed this was an area he hopes to address "quite soon", during last week's Association of Employment and Learning Providers conference.
Under apprenticeship funding rule E189, it states that a "transfer of funds will not take place where the receiving employer is eligible for full government funding, because they have fewer than 50 employees and the apprentice is: 16 to 18 years old; or an eligible 19 to 24 year old".
Apprenticeships are awesome! Congratulations to our Partner Salon Remington Harrow!
Ever needed a better advocate for apprenticeships? We love this success story from Katelyn Hemmings (Remington Harrow, Farnham). Katelyn scooped Gold in the 'Apprentice of the Year' category at the British Hair and Beauty Awards 2019. The team also picked up a host of additional accolades at the Awards - huge congrats to Danny and team Remington Harrow!
Congratulations! to our partner salon Pure Hair!
Pure Hair won "Best Local Salon" in the Salon Business awards last month. The award was sponsored by Paul Mitchell and Pure Hair were recognised for their contribution to the community and charity.
Pure Hair say "We are proud to have won this award and are grateful to our clients, team and the partnerships that we choose to do business with!"
Well done Val and team Pure Hair!
We love to celebrate the achievements of learners and salons. Please let us know if you have something to share!
Thank you! to the following partner salons who accommodated IQA visits from Simone Diges in June:
Enzo Bertalone – Glitterati, Weybridge
Pip Sumner - PS Hairdressing, Frimley
Perfections, Yateley (accommodated IQA for Charlotte Rowlinson)
Darren Pope - Cabello, Frimley.
Congratulations! to the following learners who successfully completed hairdressing apprenticeship in June:
Jodie Forster - Level 2 - Leo Bancroft
Jasmine Joyce - Level 3 - Leo Bancroft
Congratulations! to the following learners who successfully completed hairdressing units in June:
Congratulations! to the following learner who achieved her On Programme Tasks in June:
Charlotte Harrison - Lush Hair & Beauty
Welcome! to the following learner who joined programme in June:
Isabelle Martin - Dare, Reigate
Congratulations! to the following learners who are on target to achieve timely:
|Millie Anderson||Sasha Autstin|
|Francesca Barbarito||Lauren Betts|
|Chloe Booth||Nicole Bradley-Sleet|
|Leah Burnham||Laura Byrne|
|Alexia Carr||Katy Charge|
|Linsey Chilvers||Emily-Jo Cooper|
|Abigail Cuthbert||Megan Forshaw|
|Grace Fry||Simona Gagliardi|
|Thea Garguilo||Chloe Hornby|
|Jessica Hotston||Aaron Knetchl|
|Rhiannon Manners||Lucy Matthews|
|Pippa McLaren||Kara Moore|
|Amy Morris||Chloe Newland|
|Alysha O'Keefe||Lauren Pomphrey|
|Jodie Poulter||Chloe Power|
|Brodie Scott||Katie Shreeve|
|Emily Singleton||Jemma Skudder|
|Rachel Smith||Emily Stevenson|
|Chloe Swain||Megan Taylor|
|Chloe Thorne||Lilly Wilkins|
It's great to see examples of work created by learners! We'd love you to share more of these with us:
Nicole Bradley-Sleet - Leo Bancroft, Weybridge.
Leah Noble - Salon Sixteen, Petersfield.
Jessica Hotston, Kara Moore, Holly Chaulk - Hair Lab, Basingstoke.
Savannah Keen - Charlie Brown.
Lucy Matthews - Toni & Guy, Weybridge.
Lilly Wilkins - Toni & Guy, Weybridge. Lilly was awarded second place at the Toni & Guy Southern Heat Assistant Competition!
Have a great month!
Head of Provision
Inter Training Services Ltd
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