Hairdressing Apprenticeship Abstract

The successful applicant will be expected to greet and serve refreshments to clients. Shampoo clients hair and assist stylists, work on reception and help keep the salon tidy. An emphasis is placed on training but toward your apprenticeship and learning all about the hairdressing trade.

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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

    40 hours

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    22 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    08 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Abstract Hairdressing is looking for an apprentice to join its friendly and professional team.

The successful candidate will assist in the salon with:

  • Preparing clients
  • Washing hair
  • Acquiring product knowledge
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Helping to keep the salon tidy

Ideally, candidates will enjoy working with people, will be hard-working and reliable, and will be passionate about hair and keen to learn.

Exact days and hours will be confirmed at interview. Regular working days are between 9am and 6pm, with 1 hour for lunch. The apprentice will also be required to work one late night a week, with hours running between 12pm and 9pm, with 1 hour for lunch. The apprentice will receive the Apprentice Minimum Wage.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good communication and customer service skills

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Professional
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate about hair
  • Hard working
  • Willing to learn

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications are required as full training will be given.

Future prospects

The successful applicant will have: • The opportunity to go onto an Advanced Apprenticeship. • The opportunity to become a stylist in the salon. • The opportunity to attend training classes with Wella and Sassoon.

Things to consider

• One late night per week • Working Saturdays • Hairdressing is physically hard work and you will be on your feet for a long time every day • Hairdressing requires some understanding of human biology and chemistry, and this will be taught during your Apprenticeship • Hairdressing is heavily customer-focused and you will be constantly interacting with people

About the employer

Abstract Hairdressing is a boutique salon that is exclusive and luxurious. You will be always greeted by a friendly and professional team. Our philosophy is to keep pushing the boundaries in order to deliver first class service and beautiful hair It is a large, prestigious and professional salon offering it's employees opportunities for excellent training as it is partnered with Sassoon. They are also involved in the local community and with charities.




61 Gregories Road



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Training provider

All practical training will take place in the salon on Wednesday evenings. Once a month, the apprentice will attend college where theory work will be taught.

The apprentice will work towards an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing, which includes a ITEC NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, as well as Functional Skills qualifications in both English and Mathematics.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Span Training Development


Charlotte Rooney 0845 548 5100

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017