Grow your business with Saks Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a government-recognised and approved learning programme, aimed at people over the age of 16. Apprenticeships are an excellent way of training junior members of staff, allowing them to gain hands-on, practical experience while earning a wage. Apprentices are required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. However, if they're aged 18 or under, they are not permitted to work more than 40 hours a week, or more than 8 hours a day. Employers must dedicate 20% of the apprentice's working hours to training.

All employers must commit to paying their apprentice the national apprenticeship minimum wage, £3.90 per hour, for the first year of their employment. In terms of course contribution, if an apprentice is between the ages of 16 and 18, the employer does not have to pay toward their course. They will also be entitled to a government incentive payment of £1000, which comes in two installments of £500 (one after 6 months of the apprentice's employment, and another after 12 months). If an employer takes on an apprentice aged 19 or over, they will be required to pay a 5% contribution to their training costs. We work with employers to ensure this cost is manageable!

Why Choose Saks?

Saks Apprenticeships are proud to be one of the country's top training providers for Hair, Barbering and Beauty. Over 20 years of experience in Education has taught us that a salon’s greatest asset will always be its people. So, we’ve made it our mission to offer top-quality education that not only teaches technical skills but prepares apprentices for a successful career within their industry.

There are a wide range of apprenticeships available, all centred around practical work-based learning. Instead of taking time out of work for days in college, we’ll assign your apprentice a dedicated Saks Apprenticeships Educator. They’ll plan and oversee your apprentice's tailor-made learning programme and offer support and guidance both online and face to face.

Finding your Saks apprentice

Once you’ve made the decision to train an apprentice through Saks, we will help you find the perfect candidate.

We have a dedicated Recruitment Officer who will advertise your vacancy for you on our website, social media channels and the government's vacancy matching service. Not only that, but we will also review all applications for your position to make sure they are suitable for your salon!

Advertising in your salon window is always a great way to attract potential apprentices, so we will supply you with branded materials to display in your salon.

  • "I’ve used Saks Apprenticeships as my training provider for many years. I’ve always been very pleased with the support and knowledge of the training team."

    - Andrea Currah

    Saks Hexham

  • "Saks Apprenticeships are a dedicated training provider, they’re extremely knowledgeable, and dedicated to thrive in this industry. They encourage the best in their trainees, and are also great for employer advice and guidance."

    - Johnathan Lilly

    Saks Redcar

  • "Our salon and trainees have support and involvement from Saks Apprenticeships, this allows us to train and develop our future stylists and maintain our high standard."

    - Martin Millward

    Saks Hartlepool

  • "Working with Saks Apprenticeships as our training provider has been a fantastic experience. Learners benefit from one-to-one training with their Saks Educator, and the support from Head Office on an array of subjects relating to employment advice for apprentices is invaluable."

    - Jodie Konyk

    Artistic Nails Bradford

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