Training the perfect hairdressers for your business

If you’re looking for an apprentice to work in your salon,you want to know they are learning the very best skills and techniques from some of the best tutors in the hairdressing industry.

With the right apprentice, your business will be able to go from strength to strength as you nurture their talents. Trust us, we’ve been running an apprenticeship programme in one form or another for 30 years, helping us to spread the success of Terence Paul across Manchester.

As one of the largest and most successful independent hairdressing and barbering organisations in the North West, we have 3 fantastic training academies to support our apprenticeship programmes.

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Why choose Terence Paul Academy

We still hold true to the same values that saw our very first apprentice rise to success and work alongside a full team of expert assessors from our Terence Paul Salons in our academy training programme; a first-hand learning experience alongside industry professionals, and trainers who are at the forefront of current industry trends.

Our highly skilled training team all still work as active hairdressers, ensuring that our apprentices learn right at the front of the cutting line. Passionate and committed, their enthusiasm inspires the stylists of future, something that’s reflected in our success rates and progression to further qualifications.

We train our apprentices to the highest standards of NVQ qualifications, ensuring they receive fantastic experience and expert knowledge to become brilliant future hairdressers.

And as well as recruiting new staff for you, our dedicated team will work closely with you to help train existing staff further, helping you to nurture your own apprentices as your business grows, keeping a close-knit team together with excellent career progression options. We provide a variety of commercial courses to upskill your current team, from advanced techniques to barbering qualifications.

We’re fully transparent and trusted by the salons we work with; our commitment to you is that we’ll never take any of your apprentices away from you and place them working with ourselves or another salon.

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Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at how our partner salons have found working with us and our training programmes in our testimonials below.



Salon – “Eclectic Hair”

Employer – Liz Martin

I have two apprentices at Terence Paul Training Academy one learning level 3 and another appreciate learning level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing. I have found the training and the communication from Terence Paul very thorough and professional. They have high standards in hairdressing which will benefit all people who want to pursue a future in hairdressing. I would definitely recommend Terence Paul Training Academy to any salon requiring a high standard both from the apprentices and the learning journey.

Salon – “The Salon”

Employer – Amanda Taylor

Very pleased with the training standard Abbey is receiving. Abbey is progressing well in the salon and very eager to keep learning. The team at Terence Paul have a great relationship with our learners!

Apprentice Level 2- Abbey Leese

Becoming part of Terence Paul Training Academy has really helped me progress in Hairdressing. I feel like I have developed my skills a lot and can’t wait to learn more. I really enjoy the training and I am excited to do my Level 3 and Barbering.

Salon – “Hair Eden”

Employer – Jane Nixon

Very new to Terence Paul, Very pleased with my apprentices progress so far.

Full support from the team at all times.

Apprentice Level 2 – Chloe Jackson

I am really enjoying my training at Terence Paul Manchester; I am pleased with myself that I got 2nd place in the competition. I can’t wait to qualify and then progress to my Level 3.

Salon –“Brent’s”

Employer – Brent Woodall

I’m pleased with the service so far with Terence Paul, I like the Learning Assistant System and being able to check Casey’s progress and development on a weekly bases, I’m also happy with Casey within the salon and the training she is being provided.

How to find an apprentice for your salon

When you’re ready to get started and recruit a hairdressing apprentice for your salon, simply fill in the form below and our expert team will be in touch to discuss your personal requirements.