Employer Services

The benefits of working with Andrew Collinge Training

  • Designated Employer Relationship Officers, who can provide you with information, advice and guidance. You can find out more about them, including their contact information, here.
  • Clear and compliant contract and process – covering all responsibilities and expectations of employers of apprentices and those of Andrew Collinge Training.
  • Dedicated Employer Web Portal with relevant news and information.
  • Timely and accurate payment to employers of any 16-18 apprentice incentives.
  • Easy payment terms for any 5% employer contributions for 19+ apprentices.
  • High quality apprentice training delivery in outstanding training environments—including virtual learning.
  • Training delivered by professional staff who work commercially in Andrew Collinge salons.
  • Use of e-portfolio for each apprentice, providing employers and apprentices with access to immediate and up-to-date information on progress and achievements.
  • Delivery of English and maths improvement for each apprentice.
  • Focus on employability skills and employer expectations.
  • Training according to new Hair Professional standards with end-point assessment to confirm an apprentices commercial skill and dexterity.
  • Annual masterclass provided for employers of apprentices.
  • Annual excursions open to apprentices – Pro Hair Live.
  • Annual intersalon competitions to encourage creativity and skill development.

The benefits of joining the National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF)

Business Support

  • Business coaching.
  • Discounted music licence.
  • In-depth guides and fact sheets.
  • 24/7 tax, VAT & payroll helpline.
  • Discounts on products and services from Trade Members.

Employment Support

  • Employment advice.
  • In-depth employment guides and fact sheets.
  • Help and support when taking on an apprentice.
  • £50,000 cover for employment disputes and tribunals.
  • Free employment contracts and apprenticeship agreements.
  • Workplace pension scheme provided via Salvus Master Trust.

Health & Safety

  • Health & safety helpline.
  • Free allergy alert testing toolkit.
  • Discounted health & safety kits.
  • In-depth health & safety fact sheets.
  • Discounted insurance from our preferred supplier.
  • Access to friendly membership team for information and advice about all aspects of health & safety.

Complaints & Legal Support

  • Essential legal documents.
  • A range of legal doucments and GDPR templates.
  • Access to the NHBF's award-winning GDPR guide and suite of resources.
  • Membership support; including 24/7 HR and commercial legal helplines.
  • Up to £50,000* legal cover for employment tribunal and court costs (you pay the first £2000).
  • Up to £50,000* legal cover for HMRC tax, VAT and PAYE investigations (you pay the first £2000).
  • Everyday help and guidance as well as special guidance (including how to protect your business when someone leaves).
  • Access to the NHBF's in-depth guide on dealing with client complaints and acess to the industry-specific alternative dispute resolution service.


  • Instant online ‘quote and buy’.
  • Unit by unit cover for learners on apprenticeships.
  • Additional insurance packages for advanced beauty treatments.
  • Price Promise on like for like polices plus a discount on applicable Salonsure policies.

Other Benefits Include

  • Business coaching
  • Campaigns on key issues that affect you and your business.
  • A chance to have your voice heard on key issues at the highest levels.
  • In-depth guide to becoming or having a self-employed chair/space/room renter.
  • NHBF Rewards: a helpful way to save money through a range of offers and discounts online

Pleae note, terms and conditions apply to all benefits. Offers subject to change. Visit the NHBF website for details.