TEENAGERS looking for a cutting edge career are being invited to join a Stafford academy when they finish their GCSES.
Training with award-winning hairdressing company Francesco Group could be the ideal opportunity if you want to take a creative path, gaining professional experience as well as a qualification.
If you're in Year 11 and due to complete your GCSES this summer you do not have to stay in school afterwards. You can choose to undertake any form of full-time education, part-time education or training, or an apprenticeship.
Francesco Group has a number of apprenticeship positions available, as well as places on full-time hairdressing courses at its Stafford and Birmingham academies.
A Francesco Group spokesperson said: "If you want to do something more creative and work towards a career and not just a qualification, one of our hairdressing training courses could be the perfect solution.
"Francesco Group education is more than just a training course; it's a motivating, inspirational and professional learning experience.
"The skills and knowledge that you acquire on our courses will set you up for a successful career in hairdressing and help make you irresistible to employers.
"Our award-winning creative team work tirelessly to ensure you learn the most up-to-the-minute hairdressing techniques and trends to provide you with a wide range of skills in technical and creative excellence.
"With 32 salons across the Heart of England and over 45 years of industry experience, Francesco Group is the perfect choice for anyone wanting to start their career in hairdressing.
"We are proud to have an outstanding team of trainers both in our salons and in our academies, who all have excellent, practical background knowledge that they apply to their training.
"Our trainers use innovative techniques that challenge and test learners' ability to solve problems, so that you quickly gain the confidence to deal with complex problems that can often occur in the salon.
"We have four state-of-the-art academies and training partnerships with 12 colleges spanning across the whole UK.
"All of our academies are set in a real salon environment, with real clients and appointments, giving you the essential practical experience that makes you even more desirable to employers."
For more information on Francesco Group training opportunities visit www.francescogroup.co.uk/education.