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

Health & Safety 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

Hair Uncut 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!

Remington Harrow

Congratulations! to our partner salon Pure Hair!

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:

Thea Garguilo
Lauren Pomphrey
Leah Noble
Katie Curry
Jasmine Joyce
Emily Frances
Sasha Austin
Robyn Giles
Jessica Hotston

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.

Leo Bancroft, Weybridge

Leah Noble - Salon Sixteen, Petersfield.

Salon Sixteen, Petersfield

Jessica Hotston, Kara Moore, Holly Chaulk - Hair Lab, Basingstoke.

Hair Lab, Basingstoke

Savannah Keen - Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown

Lucy Matthews - Toni & Guy, Weybridge.

Toni & Guy, Weybridge

Lilly Wilkins - Toni & Guy, Weybridge. Lilly was awarded second place at the Toni & Guy Southern Heat Assistant Competition!

Toni & Guy, Weybridge

Have a great month!

Lauren Pullen
Head of Provision
Inter Training Services Ltd
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