Apprenticeship Case Study. Alice originally went to a Further Education college on leaving school but she soon discovered it wasn’t really for her. So she decided to work as a junior in a hair salon as her mother is a hairdresser. The salon recommended a Shears Academy Apprenticeship, so she enrolled, attending Shears Academy one day per week and working in the salon for the rest of the week. Alice used to struggle a bit with English and Maths when she was at school, and had not managed to gain GCSEs. With support and guidance from one to one tutoring at Shears Academy, Alice achieved her Functional Skills in English and Maths, passing with flying colours. Meanwhile Alice became a mentor to work-experience students at the Academy, and enjoyed helping others learn, passing on the many skills she has developed during her training with Shears. Alice described the process herself, “Being on an Apprenticeship at Shears Academy is a really great SHEARS HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY Catford SE6 2EF t: 020 8461 3504 e: w: Earning while they’re learning, Shears Apprentices opportunity to gain real work skills and experience – it’s been fantastic for me, and I’m even earning while I learn”. “It’s really easy to enrol, you just give Carole at the Academy a call and she invites you to an interview. I would recommend Shears Academy to anyone who wants to get qualified in hairdressing or barbering because everyone here makes you feel really welcome!” For more information about training at Shears Academy, call Carole 020 8461 3504