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nolocks
February 17, 2009, 7:58am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi there im new to the forums..

My question is my daughter has started a work placement in a hairdressers in glasgow uk...she got the job through a local organisation"Ready To Work" she works 45 hours per week and has her first two months expenses paid for by this organisation which is 37.00 per month, she recieves 55.00 per week, after the first two months trial if shes lucky to start her two years training she then has to pay for her own expenses to and from work and her wages go up to 80.00 pounds per week, she also has to buy all her hairdressing equipment i.e scissors,hairdrier.pouch.brushes.clips ..My question is there any help available for her as regards grants or bursaries to help her buy all these things.

Nolocks

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J
February 17, 2009, 4:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator


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hi there i dont think there is any grants or that the salon should help her with a starter kit like combs and scissors and brushes but that is the owner she would have to talk to the owner
she will need to pay her own expensies it is not alot of money but when i trained i was on 50 a week and i had to pay all my own exprnsies
i was lucky and got a little starter kit from the owner then i started building up my own kit just buying things each week
sallys also do a starter up kit and they some times do specials on it but you would have to go into one and see what they are doing
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piercednige
February 18, 2009, 7:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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if ur daughter can do it as work based learnin through a local college then she might get more support that way, if she does it through a college she will get the funding to  do the course from college which will save her on the cost of payin to learn.
if she can do it through a college then she might b eligable to EMA or an adult learnin grant to help with the cost of her equipment
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J
February 18, 2009, 7:41pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator


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i would say its better to be in salon full time and go to collage part time its just that you get to see the day to day running of a salon
as when you go to collage full time its sometimes  hard to get models in
i done my training threw a salon and it was better as i also had a job at the end of it as some times you find it hard to get a job if you were full time at collage as you dont have that much experiance of a salon
it might be hard for her at first but its worth it when you have done your training
also once she has qualified and she does stay in the salon she might have the chance to do her level 3 training as you have to be in a salon for that
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boots
February 22, 2009, 2:44pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I have a trainee working for me on a salon/work-based scheme where the assessors visit her at the salon.  Although I pay her 80.00 per week training allowance (38 hours), I do look after her as I think she is worth her weight in gold... I bought her her own scissors and I provide all other salon equipment combs/brushes etc., plus prefer her and all staff to use my salon electrical equipment as they are serviced regluarly and to standards (pat tested etc), I also pay for her to do additional courses.  For example, next week I will be taking her to Southend-on-sea to see Lee Stafford at a days workshop, this hopefully will give her insperation and an insight into whats achievable with hard work.  Unfortunately not all salon owners have the same principles as I do when it comes to training but it might be worth asking her employer.

I wish your daughter lots of look in her new chosen career, and although its tough at times, its well worth it!!!!  
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piercednige
February 22, 2009, 4:06pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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i absolutely love lee stafford, hes amazin, wish i was workin for u boots!!!
with worked based learnin she would only b in college one day a week on day release from the salon, so wouldnt b in college full time.
i didnt my nvq level 1 an 2 in hairdressing an level 2 in barberig full time in college and managed to get a job straight away, it all depends on the individual really and how much they want to make it.
i started for regis the day after i qualified from college an still goin well now.
just a bit gutted about the lee stafford thing, tell your employee im jealous
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boots
February 22, 2009, 8:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hey piercenige, well done you getting a job straight away...keep it up...theres a whole new world out there for discovering.  My apprentice is a little gem and hopefully will go along way, shes worth encouraging.  
She doesnt go to college at all, we train her on shop floor, thankfully ive always kept myself up-to-date with education and can honestly say ive been as far as Santa Monica LA to the Vidal Sassoon academy.  If shes with me long enough who knows where she will be training next....
Will let you know how we get on next week!
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boots
March 7, 2009, 7:07am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi nolocks, just thought id let you know my apprentice has recently been awarded a Princes Trust grant.  Its for individuals working on low incomes or wanting to get back into work.  You can apply online, they contact you and then it goes to review, and i am happy to say my apprentice was awarded the amount she asked for to cover training essentials. The gentleman who came out to see her was very helpful, although it has taken some time, we applied before christmas.  Hope this helps your daughter.
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kapuhka
January 20, 2010, 4:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hello boots!

i live in london and want to start my hairdressers career. To study somewhere and train in saloon would be a great option for me - i would get some experience and guidance, and because of the money as well. Where can i get any information about this option? or  should i start to do any course first and then look for some practice?

thank you very much.
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