Denise Thomas Hair Salons in Liverpool WINNERS at National Apprenticeship Awards 2016
Denise Thomas Hair Salons in Liverpool are thrilled to have been announced as a winner at the North West National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 regional ceremony. We were named as WINNERS of the ‘North West Region for The Unilever Award for Small Employer of the Year 2016’ category.
The Awards, now in their thirteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
On winning, Denise said;
We are thrilled to receive this award from the national apprenticeship
service in recognition of the work we do with our trainee’s. I have been a hairdresser 38 years starting as an apprentice myself, and have had my own salon 17 years opening a second salon 2 years ago.
The apprentices who have trained with us have always been key members of our salon team contributing to our growth and success. We invest a lot of time and resource ensuring our apprentices develop into talented qualified productive stylists. Some of our previous apprentices have become senior stylists, moved on to be self employed or are now taking NVQ level 4 training in salon management and becoming colour specialists.
The Apprenticeship program enables us to offer extra opportunities for
apprentices to train with us and with the continued support from the
Apprenticeship program we look forward to offering placements for new
apprentices each year.
Denise Thomas hair salon won in recognition of the contribution made to apprenticeships Since opening Denise Thomas hair salon has employed at least one new apprentice each year and with training and support over 10 apprentices have reached at least level 2 NVQ with most reaching level 3 . Three members of the team are currently studying NVQ level 4 salon management.
The award was sponsored by Unilever. Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said:
The National Apprenticeship Awards enable exceptional apprentices and dedicated employers to receive the recognition they richly deserve. Apprenticeships enable people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed – in some cases up to degree level; and for businesses to grow the talent they need.
Denise Thomas hair salon has won The Unilever award for small business 2016 north west region and I would like to congratulate them on their achievement. Winning this award is greatly deserved. There has never been a better time to become an apprentice or employ one.