Hair Professional Apprenticeship Sarah Hodge Hairdressing Group

An excellent opportunity to learn all aspects of hairdressing and possible advancement to higher levels which can open up a variety of roles within the industry. A pro-active attitude towards learning and achieving targets is essential. No experience necessary but plenty of enthusiasm, passion, dedication and the desire to fulfil your dreams.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    40 hours maximum for 18 years old and younger – to include one day a week at the Hair Academy South West

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

An excellent opportunity for an apprentice to learn all aspects of the exciting and fashionable industry that is hairdressing. The successful candidate will be required to perform various duties to include meeting and greeting clients, booking appointments, aiding stylists, refreshments and other general salon duties.

As your apprenticeship progresses and your skills develop your duties will increase to include cutting, colouring and styling and targets for assessments will be achieved.

Attendance at the Hair Academy South West one day a week. Along with routine hairdressing duties you will also build on the fundamental issues of health and safety, good customer service and equal opportunities. Attendance to the HASW is part of your apprenticeship requirements agreed in advance with your employer and is an important part of gaining your qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Skills required include good communication and customer relations with clients and your work colleagues, in salon and at the HASW. These are essential skills as there will be daily contact with all age groups, along with different social and ethnic backgrounds. It is important that you have the ability to take instruction, as well as working as part of a team. You need to be able to assist others and always portray a positive, friendly attitude to clients. Punctuality is also a requirement in both salon and at the HASW.

Personal qualities

The applicant needs to be enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in hairdressing, excellent communication skills along with high standards of hygiene and appearance whilst maintaining a good professional work ethic. 

The ability to be a team player is also essential along with the capability to work on your own initiative. It is important to take pride and responsibility whilst maintaining the correct level of respect for the importance and value of your work position.

Qualifications required

GCSE's at Grade E or above (or equivalent) preferred but not essential. If Maths & English grades are below a Grade C you will work towards achieving a Functional Skills Level 2 - this is included within your apprenticeship programme.

This forms part of the new Standard and if not achieved the full qualification will not be certificated and progression through the Gateway to End Point Assessment will be not viable.

Future prospects

Upon completion of your Professional Hairdressing qualification there may be the possibility to work towards a Senior Hair Professional Standard, which will allow the following career opportunities: Stylist / Senior Stylist / Teaching / Assessing / Salon Owner to name but a few .......

Things to consider

A smart appearance, along with good communication skills and a willingness to learn plays a key part of your apprenticeship role and in turn your progression. This industry requires you to spend a lot of time being active in a very busy environment. Candidates need to have a flexible working attitude, be willing to work on a Saturday and possibly an evening depending on salon requirements.

About the employer

Sarah Hodge is one of the south west's leading hairdressing groups with salons in various locations across the county. The staff are experienced and highly trained in delivering an extensive range of quality hairdressing services within a relaxed and bespoke environment.


Sarah Hodge Hairdressing Group


39-40 High Street



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Training provider

Training will include the full City & Guilds Hair Professional qualification along with Functional Skills in Maths & English, if required, in line with the new hairdressing standard requirements. Additional learning will including subject areas such as Values & Behaviours, Internet Safety, Prevent, British Values and Safeguarding. HASW will also work alongside the Employer on improving and growing the apprentice’s confidence, communication and other inter personal and transferable skills.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hair Academy South West


01823 350444

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2017