A brand new Academy, Trailblazers and a new VLE system, 2017 has been an exciting year for Saks Education.

As we say hello to a new year, we look back at some of our highlights of 2017.

A brand new Academy

July 2017 was a very exciting time in Saks Educations 17 year history as we took over a new Hairdressing Academy in Maidstone, Kent. 

Welcoming over 80 new apprentices from more than 50 salons, the newly refurbished Saks Academy officially opened its doors for an opening night to remember on the 4th of September.
From Disney wigs, to live demo’s and colour competitions the opening night was a huge success!

Claire Denyer, Saks Franchisee at Saks Kings Hill said : “WOW! We were blown away with the absolutely stunning new training Academy in Maidstone. The Launch night was fantastic, it was so good to see so many people turn out for a thoroughly enjoyable night.

“The Academy looks amazing and of course, offers the very best quality training to its students. It’s great to have such an amazing Academy in the South to really put Saks Education on the map! Love love loving the Academy!”

The Academy continues to go from strength to strength as our Academy educators deliver Saks quality training, welcoming more and more apprentices from salons.
Want to know more about the Saks Academy? Click here.

A new standard

In May 2017, the new Hair Professionals qualification came into effect, as the former NVQ qualifications are being phased out.

The new standards for hair and beauty were developed and designed by employers to ensure apprentices were ‘job ready’.

The team at Saks Education have been working hard with salons and apprentices to make sure everyone feels comfortable and supported with the new standards.

Remember, if you have any questions about the new apprenticeship standard, end point assessment, training hours, or new funding rules/guidelines we’re here for you!
Contact your Saks Educator or call Head Office on 01325 341629.
All systems GO!

This year we also launched our brand new VLE system, designed to make each apprentices learning journey as easy as possible
This system has been built only for Saks Education, and is home to lots of useful resources including how-to videos, workbooks and interactive learning modules.

The new VLE also makes it super easy to log apprentices training hours on their own unique calendar.

Apprentice Awards 2017

We recently held regional heats for Saks Apprentices to compete in the annual Saks Apprenticeship awards, which we can describe in just one word…WOW.
Apprentices across the country from Darlington to Maidstone showed real talent and creativity with their creations, one employer who  came to support their apprentice said :”If this is the future of hairdressing, I am so excited”- praise indeed!

Watch this space…winners of the Apprentice Awards will be announced in January 2018!

This year we hit a fantastic 800+ #saksapprentice posts on Instagram, and it’s safe to say Saks Apprentice really are a cut above! Don't follow us yet, search @saksapprenticeships on Insta and give us a heart! 

If all that wasn’t enough we also have helped hundreds of apprentices achieve their qualifications and kick start their dream careers, worked closely with employers to find their perfect apprentice and celebrated lots of #sakssuccess.

Saks Education has a lot of exciting plans for employers and apprentices in 2018, watch this space!

So, from all the team at Saks Education, we hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! x

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