Hairlucinations is a winner in the National
Apprenticeship Awards 2017
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THE awards took place at the prestigious and spectacular
Titanic Hotel, situated at the Stanley Dock, part of Liverpool's World Heritage
site. Hairlucinations was one of the winners at the North West Regional final of
the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 and was announced the winner of the
small employees category 1 to 24.
The awards, now in their 14th year, are run by the National Apprenticeship
Service and recognise excellence in 2 areas:-
A) Businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices
B) Apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplace.
On being announced as winner, Barry Cochrane MD said:- "Hairlucinations is
1 of the longest standing tenants in the New Strand Shopping Centre near
Liverpool City Centre, having opened our doors in the early 1970's. As a local
salon with a team of talented and enthusiastic stylist we are, and always have
been, totally committed to taking apprentices through our doors. I have team
members that have been with me for over 25 years who themselves went through the
process of joining our ranks as an apprentice at Hairlucinations. This I find
helps us to integrate each intake of new apprentices as we have working examples
of those that know what it takes to go to the next level of hairdressing.
Winning The 2017 National Apprenticeship Awards Area Final has meant recognition
after 48 years of creating world class hairdressers within our region. This puts
us alongside the biggest apprenticeship providers in the country. We offer
careers not jobs and this proves even small businesses can deliver award winning
Hairlucinations won the award in recognition of the contribution to producing
continuous outstanding support and training for all of the apprentices they
employ. This in conjunction with Micheal John Training Academy Liverpool has
been a winning formula for many years.
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said:- "The
National Apprenticeship Awards allow talented apprentices and committed
employers from across our regions to receive well-deserved recognition for their
apprenticeship achievements. Winners recognised at these awards show the range
of sectors and variety of job roles apprenticeships are available in, and how
they can deliver the skills employers need. I congratulate all winners on their
success so far and the very best of luck in the next stage of the competition."
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