The Department for Education has released the Top 50 SME apprenticeship employers as they were ranked across England’s small and medium-sized businesses
In a recent announcement, the Department for Education, in partnership with High Fliers Research, released the Top 50 SME apprenticeship employers as they were ranked across England’s outstanding small and medium-sized employers. The rankings celebrate these businesses and recognise their commitment to create new apprenticeships, with high success rates and a diverse working environment.
Most impressive for our industry is that eight out of the top 50 were in the hairdressing sector. Let’s find out who they were and where they ranked…
Exceed Hairdressing (45)
KJM Salons (38)
Daniel Galvin (36)
Beauty Oasis Spa (35)
Hair Lab (20)
Contemporary Salons (11)
Stephen Nurse, operations director at Daniel Galvin, is thrilled by the news, both for what it means for the salon, and the wider industry. “It’s brilliant that the team at Daniel Galvin get some recognition for all the hard work that goes into identifying, training, coaching and mentoring apprentices.” says Stephen. “We offer an in-house training programme that takes place over the course of three years, the first element of which is an NVQ Level 2 qualification in all aspects of hairdressing, followed by our own specialist training in either colour or hairdressing.
Apprenticeships are vital to futureproof the industry, to train and develop the next generation of talent.”
In our most recent On The Floor study, Creative HEAD conducted an apprenticeships special, which delves deeper into the experiences of current apprentices in the industry. For exclusive access to the full report, head to Salon Smart HUB.