Apprentice Hairdresser The Salon

Join an enthusiastic and friendly team of 3 other hairdressers. Engage with clients and build confidence whilst learning the necessary skills to become a great hairdresser!

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Closing date: 20 Nov 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

    Weds 9am - 7.30pm, Thurs 9am - 4.30pm, Fri 9am - 6pm and Sat 9am - 3pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    23 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To work in a busy professional salon and assist the stylists where required

  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Meeting & greeting clients
  • Reception Duties
  • Clean & maintain equipment
  • Assist stylists and training
  • Shampooing & conditioning
  • Prepare and serve refreshments
  • Maintain salon tidiness

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have good communication skills
  • Good time keeping
  • Reliable
  • Be able to work in a small team
  • Excellent customer service skills


Personal qualities

  • Be able to engage with different age groups
  • Be proactive
  • Smart - create a good impression


Qualifications required

Minimum of 3 GCSE's A*-C (9-4) Grade (or equivalent qualifications) inc Maths and English are desirable but not essential.

If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) in Maths & English at GCSE or suitable equivalent qualification, there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.


Future prospects

The prospect of a permanent role in the company and/or progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

Things to consider

Applicants need to look into transport links to work and college locations before applying to ensure they are a reasonable travelling distance. This position can be physically demanding at times and you may be on your feet a lot. You must be prepared to work on a Saturday and sometimes on an evening when required as these are busy times for the salon.

About the employer

If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff on hand you need to look no further than The Salon. Based in an elegant townhouse in the centre of Ilkley our innovative team of stylists will cater for your every need and produce a look that reflects you, your individuality and your lifestyle.


The Salon



Church Street


LS29 9DS

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Training provider

Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills. 

Core skills and knowledge in this pathway include:

  • Professionalism & values
  • Behaviours & communication
  • Safe working practices
  • Consultation 
  • Shampoo, condition & treat the hair & scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style & finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Colour & lighten hair using a range of techniques

If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) in Maths & English at GCSE or suitable equivalent qualification, there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College


Sarah Haworth 01756 693686

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2017