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FG Named Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employer!

Francesco Group Named Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employer!

28 July, 2022

FG Named Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employer!

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NAMED Top 50


At Francesco Group we are incredibly proud to have been named amongst the Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers 2022 in the UK by the Department of Education! Officially ranking within the Top 20 in the Employers list.

Apprenticeship Employers from across a wide range of industries including healthcare, banking, media and the automotive industry in the private, public and charitable sectors were all independently assessed and ranked by the Department of Education, in partnership with High Fliers Research, to recognise the country’s most outstanding apprenticeship employers for their vital work boosting career opportunities for more people.

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Francesco Group Named Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employer!

Francesco Group officially ranked 18th and is the second highest ranking hairdressing training provider on the list!

FG’s Apprenticeships are the cornerstone of our business and an essential part of our growth and success. We’re proud to offer such a quality programme that provides true development and career opportunities and champions diversity to appeal to learners from a range of backgrounds to help them succeed in their careers.

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As a Franchisor and one of the UK’s leading private hairdressing training providers, we have been running hairdressing salons for over 50 years and training the up and coming stars of our industry for over 35 years! Our extensive industry and educational experience is infused into every level of Francesco Group’s Apprenticeship training. Apprentices benefit from industry and business expertise to not only succeed as a professional hairdresser but also gain a level of commercial acumen that will make them a valuable asset to any salon business.

Apprenticeships are at the heart of the whole Company culture and structure of Francesco Group; from hairdressing Apprentices on the salon floor and Academies, to more business focussed Apprentices at our Head Office as well.

We are thrilled with this ranking and as such, have been invited to a special lunch reception at the House of Lords in September!

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The Education Secretary Said:

   It is a fantastic achievement to be listed as one of the country’s most outstanding apprenticeship employers. Apprenticeships offer people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to gain the experience and skills needed to hit the ground running in their chosen career, while delivering the skilled workforce businesses need to grow and thrive.

I would like to congratulate all employers large and small for their brilliant work. I look forward to hearing more about their successful apprenticeship programmes.

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Andrea Owen, FG Director of Apprenticeships Said:

   All our Apprentices make such a valuable contribution to our business and watching them grow and develop in their individual roles is always rewarding. Being recognised in the Top 20 SME Apprenticeship Employers is just the icing on the cake!   

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