National Apprenticeship Week is an annual event that takes place from 5 to 11 February 2024. It is a week-long celebration that brings together people who are passionate about apprenticeships. The event aims to celebrate the value, benefits, and opportunities that apprenticeships bring.

The 17th annual celebration will showcase and celebrate apprenticeship employers, training providers, assessment organisations, apprentices, parents, schools, colleges and universities. Together, we can promote the benefits of apprenticeships and connected skills offers, showcasing progression opportunities, exciting new occupational standards. 

In this page, you will find useful links to information on everything you need to know about apprenticeships in the UK. Whether you're a salon owner looking to take on apprentices or a hair and beauty enthusiast interested in pursuing an apprenticeship, you'll find all the relevant details here.

The basics

Apprentice cutting clients' nails

Information on the basics of taking on an apprentice.

Thinking of becoming an apprentice?

Apprentices learning pedicure

Exploring apprenticeships in the hair and beauty industry.

Spotlight on apprenticeships

Apprentices learning to massage clients

Apprenticeships are essential in providing clear long-term paths to skilled employment. 

Contracts and agreements

Hairdressing apprentice receiving qualification

NHBF Members benefit from free agreements and deeds. 

Guide to taking on an apprentice

Apprentice barber watching shaving

Member only guide to taking on a apprentice for hairdressing & barbering.

AHT Competition

Apprentice barber

Information on how to register for the competitions, attend the forum and nominate for an award can be found on the AHT website