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The HOB Apprenticeship Academy  

Shout out to all salon managers. Are you looking for valuable education for your apprentices this year? HOB Salons may have a suggestion. The HOB Apprenticeship Academy now offers external training to help your apprentices develop their careers in hairdressing and barbering. If you are still weighing up your New Year resolutions, make education a priority.  

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What does this mean for salon owners/managers?  

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.   

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Akin Konizi, HOB Salons International creative director

About the HOB Apprenticeship Academy

Working alongside your own training programme, the HOB Academy team -finalists for the Employer Provider of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2024 – will prepare the apprentice for their End Point Assessment. HOB will also carry out mock assessments before the actual EPA. The apprenticeship will take 18-24 months, made up of 17-21 months of learning on the course programme, with two further months preparing for the End Point Assessment. After this, the apprentice will gain the Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.   

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Treena Eagles-Sime 

Treena Eagles-Sime, manager at HOB Apprentice Academy, 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.”   HOB Apprenticeship Academy

What’s on offer 

The HOB Academy team also offer a Level 2 Diploma, the Barbering Professional Standard, over a 14–18-month period, and a Level 3 Diploma for Advanced and Creative Hair Standard over12-14 months, either in the academy or in salon training.   

We love HOB’s focus on education this year. It is so important to support the next generation of hair professionals and keep the industry growing strong. Hopefully, this has given you food for thought as an apprentice or a salon manager supporting an apprentice.   

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