Francesco Group Apprenticeships

Francesco Group Apprenticeships

Hairdressing Apprenticeships Available Now! FG Apprenticeships is one of the UK’s leading private


Last week, the founder of FG, Francesco himself came to visit the Apprenticeship Team and brought some sweet treats as a thank you for all the hard work the team have been doing! Thank you Frank for the treats!


Good Luck to everyone collecting their GCSE results today!!

If you are still unsure of your next steps, we still have hairdressing apprenticeship vacancies available! Check out our website for more information…

# hairdressingapprenticeship


Are you looking to showcase your creative flare in hairdressing?
Do you think you have what it takes to compete with other Apprentices and have your work judged by external judges?

If so, then this is the competition for you!

We are looking for Apprentices from each Academy to nominate themselves as Trainee of the Year, with the chance to win an incredible range of prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

All you have to do is email [email protected] with a PowerPoint presentation explaining why you think you deserve to become 'Trainee of the Year'. Please include a portfolio of hairdressing images you have created that you are most proud of! We want you to really show off your skills.

Must be available on Monday 23rd October to compete at Stafford Academy.

Who can nominate you?
Salon Managers
In Salon Trainers
Please get your applications in by Friday 29th September

Good luck, and get those nominations in! 🌟


Our Trainee of the Year Competition is back!!
If you are interested in applying for TOTY and would like further information, please contact Lisha or your Educator or Relationship Manager for further information on applying!
Employers can also nominate their amazing apprentices!


🧡 Meet The Team Monday 🧡

Meet Corrine

"My hobbies are exercising, reading, gardening and shopping!

I am the Apprenticeships Operations Administrator, this means i deal with all of the salon contracts, helping set up new learners when they onboard, booking exams and EPA's, supporting the recruitment team and lots lots more!

I started FG many years ago as a receptionist initially in Church Lane and then in Aldridge. I then moved to the office as administrator assisting Sylvia with manual payroll and accounts, we then computerised the office systems for accounts, payroll, and then the salons. I then went into IT support for the salons and introduced a new computer system training all the receptionists on how to use it. I then became the operations manager for the salons again supporting the computer system and compiling all the performance reports. I then joined the Apprenticeship side of FG and was initially the Salon recruitment coordinator. I am now the operations administrator."


⭐️⭐️ WE ARE HIRING!! ⭐️⭐️

An exciting opportunity has become available at Francesco Group Poole Academy due to our growing provision.
We are looking to recruit an Educator / Relationship Manager to join our dynamic Apprenticeship Education Team!

For further information, please visit

If you would like further information or to apply for the role, please contact and send your CV to [email protected]

Photos from Francesco Group Apprenticeships's post 01/08/2023

Huge Congratulations to ACHP Apprentice Alana Snow at Tony Hairdressing for Winning the Future Talent Category at the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards.
We are all extremely proud! 🎉🎉


🧡 Meet The Team Monday 🧡

Meet Lola🪩🛍️👸🏼

I am the Recruitment Co-Ordinator. I help our applicants find placements in suitable Salons and help our Salons and Salon partners find their new apprentice.

Just to tell you a little something about me, I LOVE shopping, going out with friends & spending time with family.

I started at FG in March 2020 but only got to work one day before we went into Lockdown! I then returned in July of 2020. I started off as the Recruitment Administration Assistant and started my apprenticeship in January 2021. I have now completed this apprenticeship and have been promoted to Recruitment Co-Ordinator!

My favourite part of my job is building relationships with the applicants, I enjoy speaking with them and helping them start their dream journey! It is very rewarding when they are placed and seeing the progress and succeed during their apprenticeship!


🧡 Meet The Team Monday 🧡

Meet Beckie

“I love to spend time with my friends and family and going out for meals. And love to get my nails done!

My current job role is Administration Manager for the Apprenticeship Team. My role includes a lot of the organisation and operational support for the Apprenticeship Provision such as EPA Coordination, funding requirements and making sure we’re doing everything we should be to meet contract requirements, as well as overseeing the administration and recruitment processes.

I started at FG 11 years ago in a Maternity cover position and here we are 11 years later!
I’ve worked in many different roles and departments which has helped me gain lots of experience and knowledge that helps with my role today!

My favourite thing about my job is knowing that what we all do and work hard at is making sure that our apprentices are getting the best training and support and helping them to succeed in their chosen career.


🧡Meet The Team Monday 🧡

Meet Naomi

“I'm a mum of two girls one at uni studying pharmacology the other plays football for AFCB.
I Love beach walks and reading when I get the chance, love a good movie, love to watch touring cars and formula one... bit of a mixed bag!

At the Academy I'm an educator 3 days a week for hair professionals and advanced hair professionals. I also run advanced courses for creatives!
I'm in the salon at Francesco group Ferndown 3 days a week. I feel this keeps a good commercial aspect within education.

I have been hairdressing for 23 years although I took a year out and did van driving early on when I qualified. I have worked in a few different salons but been with FG for 18 years now. When I started hairdressing, colour scared the living daylights out of me which is quite funny as now it's my most passionate thing. I love to learn new things and feel you can never stop learning. I have been lucky enough to be able to take part in photoshoots and competitions and be part of the creatives. I have done my Wella and Loreal colour degree. I have only been educating since sept 2021 I never even thought it would be something I could do. I literally started as two mondays a month to now 3 days a week. It's so rewarding and I also learn so much from the students as well. I am grateful that as a result I am now doing a teaching degree.

The rewards you get when you see the students really get something. It's priceless.

Photos from Francesco Group Apprenticeships's post 11/07/2023

Students going that extra mile! 🙌🏼

Last week FG Apprenticeships Educator .hair hosted an extra training session alongside to give students the chance to experiment with Toners and learn about Colour Refresh services 🎨🌈🧡

Over 20 students took part (we promise it’s not just because we bought them Pizza🍕😉) and we just can’t wait for the next one! 🥰👀


🧡 Meet The Team Monday 🧡

Meet Abbie 💐🧘‍♀️🧿

"Here is a little intro to ME!👋

I'm Abbie, and I am the FG Apprenticeships Manager.

My hairdressing career started 20 years ago as a Saturday girl when I was just 14. Right back when I was an apprentice, I knew education was where I wanted to take my hairdressing career. I loved my training, although not all of it came to me easily in the early days. It was the educators who supported me that I still remember, who inspired me to be that person to make a difference to the next generation of hairdressers!

My goal was always to inspire and support everyone I worked with to be the best they could be🤩

I started with FG 10 years ago as an Educator & Relationship Manager. In 2018 I took a role as part of the senior management team and now oversee the quality of training and assessment across the academies. We aim to provide an enriched and innovative curriculum, ensuring we balance the educational standards set by stakeholders and the industry's needs. I love my job, and I am so lucky to be surrounded by an incredible team who all share the vision and passion for education; this makes it so easy for us to adapt and change what we do in the best interest of our apprentices and salons.

Interesting fact - I am also an apprentice too! I am studying for a Level 6 Leadership and Management degree apprenticeship at Aston University!

When I am not at work, I love to go on long dog walks with my little Frenchie Otis 🐶 and my husband. I enjoy hot yoga🧘‍♀️ flower arranging, seeing my friends, and of course, hairdressing is very much a passion of mine!
We are expecting our first child in August 🤰, so I will be taking some time out and heading off on maternity leave soon, but the team will have it all covered while I am away! Although, I will no doubt still be around with baby in toe for the apprentices to do my hair!"

Photos from Francesco Group Apprenticeships's post 05/07/2023

Low maintenance blonde 🌟

Foliage package to brighten up a lived in blonde, ready for summer! 🌤️

This great transformation was created by FG Apprentice from 🫶🏼🧡


🧡 Meet the team Monday 🧡

Meet Heather 🤩👍🏻🌈

Hi I'm Heather, I'm the Education Manager at Poole Academy!
I enjoy walking on the beach with my family and my cockapoo.
I love a BBQ at the beach, socialising with friends and watching the sun set over the sea. It's why I love Francesco Group Poole!

My role consists of managing a team of fabulous Educators and relationship managers. Building relationships with salon owners to ensure effective communication. Standardising teaching and learning in Poole, ensuring the lessons are fun, informative, commercial and ever evolving. I have the role of making Functional skills exciting.
I also educate, teach and share my experiences in hairdressing. I educate Level 2 apprentices in the Academy and I support learners in their salons as a Relationship Manager.

I started at Francesco Group 16 years ago. Starting with Francesco Group Knowle as head Colour Technician.
I then had a promotion to Francesco Group Birmingham City centre salon to lead the colour department. Alongside being the in-salon assessor for apprentices.

I moved into full-time education to work for the Head Office as an Educator and Relationship Manager. In 2017 I relocated to Francesco Group Poole!
As a colour technician I have a passion and creative flair with all things colour! I also love hair up, the more creative the better.
I have achieved both L'Oréal and Wella Colour Specialist degrees and achieved up to Level 5 teaching qualification.

Photos from Francesco Group Apprenticeships's post 28/06/2023

Advanced Creative Hair Professional Graduates! 👩‍🎓🎉

What an incredible group of Apprentices we have had over the past few years, we can’t wait to see where your hairdressing careers take you next! 🤞🏼🤍

Congratulations to all of you! 🥳🎉


🧡Meet the team Monday 🧡

Meet Leah 🧿🐾🏡

"My hobbies include walking my little dog Betty, spending time with friends and family and binge watching a good Netflix series!

My current job role is Quality of Education Lead and Lead Educator. I ensure the quality of education that FG Apprenticeships delivers aligns with industry standards and the Education Inspection Framework, ensuring current practices meet specific benchmarks of the provision whilst developing innovative strategies to lead continual improvements. (And much more!)

Basically - I coordinate the preparation and delivery of our Hair Professional Level 2 and Advanced Creative Hair Professional Level 3 courses with the vision to make sure that we are always industry leading in what we do!

I officially started my hairdressing career when I was 16 as an Apprentice. However, from a young age I was around a salon environment with my Mom being a hairdresser and I believe that this is where my interest in hairdressing began!

After I finished my apprenticeship I started at FG Market Drayton, in my 6 years there I was lucky enough to attend many of FG's advanced courses including the infamous 'Finishing School' which enabled me to run a successful column as both a stylist and technician. A highlight for me was getting the opportunity to complete Wella's Master Colour Expert Programme which I loved!

I started with FG Apprenticeships just over 4 years ago - during this time I have completed an assessor's course, been to uni, and got a distinction in a colour specialist course (amongst other things!)

My favourite thing about my job is being able to shape the hairdressers of the future, it's super rewarding to watch each learner grow not only as a stylist but also within themselves."


The perfect long bob🤩

This loosely-waved long bob is giving us major hair envy 👀 this was created by Third year Apprentice .by.beth_ from 👏🏼🌟


Are you looking to start your Hairdressing Apprenticeship with us?

Well, we have lots of salons who are looking for someone just like YOU! 🧡

Check out this list of our current salon partners in the West Midlands who are looking for their next Hairdressing star! 🌟

Please call 07791077487 or email [email protected] if your interested in starting your FG Apprenticeship at one of these amazing salons! ✂️

Photos from Francesco Group Apprenticeships's post 20/06/2023


Well done to Courtney from for absolutely smashing her first time foiling! The Poole Academy team were blown away with how shiny and neat her foils were🤩🥰

We can’t wait to continue to support Courtney throughout her Hairdressing Career and provide her with the tools and knowledge to continue her into a bright future! 🧡👏🏼


🧡Meet the team Monday 🧡

Meet Andrea 🌠🌻🪁

Hairdressing is my passion, and my hobbies are around it really from watching Youtube videos to attending courses to keep me up to date. Let’s not forget the disastrously funny Youtube videos about hairdressing failures - strangely enough, we can also learn from what not to do .

I am a relationship manager/assessor at FG Apprenticeships.What does that mean you may ask? It means I manage relationships between the assessors, learners and employer and I also deliver practical sessions whilst helping learners build their assessment portfolio.

I have been a hairdresser from a young age - I can’t believe I have been doing it for the past 15 years already!! And I have been teaching for the past 2 years, and since joining FG in 2023 I have learned so much from everyone.

What I like the most about my job is the opportunity to teach others the skills I have gained over the years and help others achieve their potential.


Are you looking to start your Hairdressing Apprenticeship with us?

Well, we have lots of salons who are looking for someone just like YOU! 🧡

Check out this list of our current salon partners in Staffordshire who are looking for their next Hairdressing star! 🌟

Please call 07791077487 or email [email protected] if your interested in starting your FG Apprenticeship at one of these amazing salons! ✂️


🧡Meet the team Monday 🧡

Meet Lisha 🫶🏼🐶🫧

"I'm Lisha, I am absolutely in love with everything fashion. I just love knowing new trends and being creative with my clothes! I love exercising and going to the gym regularly. Spending time with my beautiful doggie and shopping is definitely up there! I love anything music related so love festivals, holidays and live gigs!

My current job role is Creative Personal Development Lead & Lead Relationship Manager (a mouth full)
I am in charge of looking after our relationship managers with everything they need! I'm also in charge of all the fun creative things such as trips and competitions and extracurricular activities for the learner journey and ensuring full motivation!

I started off as an FG Apprentice in this very same Academy, I completed my level 2 & 3 with an addition of finishing school. I then left the company and worked for an external salon which I became the salon manager and in salon trainer, which showed my love for teaching and training. Then I came on board with the Education team and this is where I am today! I've completed my Uni degree with a certificate in Education. I have now been in education for 3 years and loving it!

My favourite thing about my job role is looking after my colleagues and ensuring full collaboration as a team. I love organising all the creative aspects of the job and pushing students to believe in themselves more, in hopes to bring out their passion for hairdressing!"



We will be at on the 14th, 15th and 16th of July as the official backstage Hair Stylists! 🧡🌟🫶🏼

Auditions are STILL OPEN and we want you to show us what you can do…

Submit a catwalk-inspired image showcasing your talent, and email it to [email protected] 🙌🏼

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity 👀



Join our FG Apprenticeships Team in celebrating LOVE and supporting the LQBTQI + Community; not only this month but all year round ❤️

"If we could just celebrate all the wonderful complexities of people, the world would be such a better place" - Elliot Page ✨


🧡 Meet the team Monday 🧡

Meet Emma ☀️🌈

Emma’s Hairdressing career started 20 years ago! Starting from Receptionist and working her way up, she has worked at FG Congleton and FG Nantwich! After having her son Reggie, she was eager to get back to the salon atmosphere so joined Philip Lee Leek salon! This is when she fell in love with training apprentices, so decided to gain her assessors qualification and take on more responsibility at FG!

“I am a Relationship Manager at FG, meaning I help to build relations between salons, apprentices and academies, but I am also there to support our apprentices with their journey to becoming successful hairdressers. No matter what the problem, big or small, I am always there to help.”
Emma loves spending time with her family (Emma is a mum of 5 beautiful children!) and loves being a football mum, where most of her weekends are spent sat watching her children do what they love.

“I am so fortunate that I work 4 days a week as part of the FG Apprenticeships Team. Being there to support and watch them flourish is such a rewarding job and without a doubt my favourite part, feeling like you’ve had a part in someone's journey into this amazing industry be that big or small, watching people grow as individuals and stylists is amazing.”

Photos from Francesco Group Apprenticeships's post 04/06/2023

The magic of a big cut and a full head of highlights! 💇🏼‍♀️👀

Loving this transformation from FG Apprentice from in Shrewsbury! 🧡🙌🏼

Keep up the great work 🥰🌟


It’s recruitment season! ✂️

If your searching for an Apprentice to join your salon then look no further, we have them ready to kickstart their hairdressing career with you today!
Contact us today by calling 07791077487 📞
Or email [email protected]

Visit the link below to learn about FG Apprenticeships!🧡



Summer Occasion Hair 💐

How stunning is this hair up?! 🤩
This gorgeous style was created by FGApprentice from .co 🙌🏼

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Francesco Group Apprenticeships

A Hairdressing Apprenticeship is when you are employed by a salon whilst you train to become a hairdresser, which means you are entitled to a Minimum Apprentice Wage.

All our Apprentices are work-based in a commercial salon. Which means that you complete your training whilst working alongside the salon team, with additional dedicated training sessions at one of Francesco Group’s Academies. You will learn the full range of practical and theoretical skills to start your creative journey.

18 Months

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

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