Five benefits of employing an apprentice or trainee

Hiring apprentices or trainees has many advantages for a salon or clinic owner. During these times where our industry has a dire skills shortage, training someone new your way, with your culture, from the ground up, could be just the answer. Here are five benefits of employing an apprentice or trainee for your business.

Future Proof Your Salon

An apprentice can become an integral part of your team, trained to standards that you set and developing relationships with you, your team and your clients. 

Many apprentices stay loyal to their salons after qualifying, setting your salon up for the challenges of the years to come. 

Improve Salon Productivity

It has been found that employing an apprentice or trainee can improve salon productivity and can improve the staff retention at your business.

Existing staff members become empowered to nurture your apprentice, championing them when they do well and wanting to see out the apprenticeship with them.

Developing this type of camaraderie is vital in a successful salon.

Keep it Fresh

Your salon is doing well, your team are happy and clients can’t recommend you highly enough. It’s time for a new challenge.

Hiring an apprentice not only allows you to help develop the next generation of professionals, it also lets you and your team develop new skills in training and coaching. 

Improve the Corporate Outlook of Your Salon

Hiring and developing an apprentice will show potential clients, employees and investors that you are a centre of excellence for skills, growth and development. 

You will be seen as caring for the community by employing local youngsters and developing them into professional, skilled employees with a fantastic future in their chosen career. 

Potential employees will see a salon who care about their staff and their ongoing training, somewhere where they won’t fall behind the trends and can learn new skills. 

Fantastic Financial Benefits

Covid-19 may not have left us, yet, but it has definitely changed the way we do business, which is why the Australian Government has brought in some incredible incentives for hiring new apprentices.

To learn more about what apprenticeship incentives are available in your state, visit:

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