Habia calls on industry to respond to apprenticeship review

Habia is calling on the beauty and hair industry to respond to an independent review into the future of apprenticeships. 

Doug Richard, serial entrepreneur and early investor, has been appointed to lead the most comprehensive review of apprenticeships since their introduction in the 1990s by the Department of Business, innovation and Skills and the Department for Education. 
 
The review aims to take a medium-term look at the future of apprenticeships in England, and identify best practice going forward.
 
Andrew Darby, Habia deputy chief executive, said, “The outcome of this review may very well change the way apprenticeships in England are developed and delivered, so it’s really important that our sector makes its views known.  
 
“Apprenticeships are likely to be at the centre of training and vocational learning in England over the next decade and more, so it is not exaggerating to say that this review could influence education policy for a generation to come,” he added. 
 
The closing date for responses is September 7, 2012 and Richard is expected to report his findings in the autumn.
 
Meanwhile, Habia has launched an online Apprenticeship Agreement, which complies with current employment law and is written by employment law specialist David Wright.
 
The agreement is a contract of employment between an employer and apprentice and builds upon the existing paper-based Habia Apprenticeship Agreement. 
 
Salons can print and update the agreement for each apprentice with the security of an online record they can access.