Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Paul Knights (Leeds) Limited

24-month Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 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

    With Saturday work and 1 late night

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Apprentice hairdresser to undertake a 24-month course that includes a Hairdressing Diploma at Level 2/3 and the new Hair Professional standards. Employed four days in the salon and one day training at the Academy, including some weekend working expected.
Your role will also include:

  • Meeting and greeting clients in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair and providing treatments drying hair, setting hair and sourcing equipment. Assisting qualified hairdressers with mixing colours, moving on to colour application and colour choice
  • Some basic cutting and styling will be involved in this role, which will become more complex throughout the training to include some advanced techniques
  • Assisting with reception duties and offering refreshments to clients, moving onto making new appointments for clients
  • Keeping the salon clean and tidy

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

 We are looking for applications from individuals who have the following skills:

  • You need to be confident and have the ability to work independently without the need for close supervision.
  • Good Customer Service and Communication skills are vital in this role.
  • You must be able to follow instructions with a methodical approach.
  • You must be organised and have good attention to detail.
  • Good co-ordination is vital for this role.

Personal qualities

  • You must be self-driven and have an enthusiastic approach to your work with a desire to succeed in Hairdressing
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential
  • Willingness to go that extra mile and succeed
  • A professional appearance is essential

Qualifications required

No qualifications required as full training is given.

Future prospects

• Senior Hair Professional Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Things to consider

You will be required to purchase a KIT/equipment from us in order to work within this Framework. This role will involve working with chemicals, heated equipment and sharp scissors. Philips Hair Salons is managing the recruitment for this vacancy on behalf of this salon; therefore, all applications must be submitted directly to us via the Apprenticeship vacancies system. IMPORTANT: You must not contact the employer directly Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Professional, well established salon in Rothwell.


Paul Knights (Leeds) Limited


55-57 Aberford Road



LS26 8JA

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Training provider

  • Level 2/3 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Hair Professional standards
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English as required.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Philips Hair Salons Ltd


Paul Dickinson

Other information

Candidates will be asked to complete an English & Maths assessment, unless you have proof that you are exempt from Functional Skills qualifications.

We encourage application from people with disabilities or who represent an ethnic minority group.

A usual working week on an apprenticeship will be 30 - 40 hours, up to 8 hours per day, which will include Saturdays and a late night.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017