A TRAINING academy that helps youngsters gain the qualifications and experience they need to find work as hairdressers has won the praises of Sheffield Central Labour MP Paul Blomfield.
The academy has been set up by vocational training company Esg and hairdressing recruitment agency Styletech.
It helps youngsters aged 16- 19 who would struggle to find work at a salon in the current economic climate.
Mr Blomfield said: “It’s really important that there are opportunities like this for young people that can give them the skills they need to get on and have a successful career. I was impressed by their dedication and by the commitment of the tutors in helping their apprentices find work placements and employment.”
Apprentices attend the hair academy three days a week, during which they work towards an NVQ in a busy salon environment. They also work in a commercial salon for the rest of the week.
Esg’s Liam Doyle said: “It’s great to see the difference that an apprenticeship can make to the young learners...and to the salons recruiting them, who benefit from the practical, vocational skills that they’ve already acquired.”
The academy is opens to the public on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.