Skills Group’s *NEW* city centre hair academy open for business!

Skills Group has launched a new £1 million apprentice training centre in the heart of Plymouth.

The state-of-the-art hair academy opened its doors to hairdressing and barbering learners on Monday 12 December, equipped with the latest industry tools and products. It has taken nearly a year to transform the former home of Groundwork South West, which will see more than 500 young people pass through its door each year.

Mark Boulting, Managing Director of Skills Group, said: “Our presence in the very centre of the city will further raise the profile of apprenticeships with young people and their parents as a realistic alternative to sixth form or higher education.”

He added: “It will also help promote apprenticeships to employers who are yet to realise the benefits apprentices can bring to their business.”

The new training centre will have a learner canteen and run a FREE breakfast club to ensure that all apprentices receive a healthy meal before their day begins.

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Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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