Hair Professional Apprentice Creations (Wollaston) Limited

Creations at Wollaston are looking for a new Hair Professional Apprentice to join their busy team.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 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

    Shifts will be arranged when starting

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your duties will involve all aspects of training towards gaining the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard.

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
  • 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
  • Be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Behaviours and communication:

  • Greet clients in a friendly manner, choose the most appropriate way of communicating with clients
  • Be helpful and courteous at all times
  • Adapt behaviours in response to each client
  • Respond promptly to clients seeking assistance
  • Establish client expectations and needs
  • Explain clearly any reasons why the client’s needs or expectations cannot be met
  • Willingly undertake wider salon duties, including reception duties where appropriate

Safe working practices:

  • Maintain effective, hygienic and safe working methods
  • Adhere to workplace, suppliers’ or manufacturers’ instructions for the safe use of equipment, materials and products
  • Meet legal and organisational requirements
  • Maintain the client’s modesty, privacy and comfort
  • Minimise risks of cross-infection, injury or fatigue
  • Promote environmental and sustainable working practices
  • Ensure personal hygiene and protection meets industry, organisational and local authority requirements
  • Correctly use Personal Protective Equipment


  • Creatively assess the client’s requirements
  • Examine the hair, skin and scalp
  • Facial characteristics including face shape, skin tone, hair colour, lifestyle and suitability
  • Conduct visual checks and any necessary tests on the hair, skin and scalp
  • Advise clients on services or products
  • Identify the client’s hair characteristics and hair classification
  • Advise clients on hair maintenance and management

Personal qualities

  • You must demonstrate professionalism and a passion for the industry
  • Have a commitment to quality, a positive attitude and team working
  • Work under pressure
  • Observe time management and self-management
  • Show a willingness to learn
  • Complete services in a commercially viable time and to a high standard
  • Meet organisational and industry standards of appearance
  • Observe professional ethics

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications are specified but you must have studied to GCSE or equivalent level in Maths and English Language

Future prospects

Once you have achieved your Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard, there is always the opportunity of progressing onto an Advanced level apprenticeship in Hairdressing or in development the Senior Hair Professional Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This role will involve standing for the majority of your working day. Due to the nature of the business you will be required to work Saturdays, you may also be required to work some late evenings within your working week. The salons opening times are: Monday - Closed Tuesday - 9 - 5 Wednesday - 9 - 8 Thursday - 9 - 8 Friday - 9 - 5 Saturday - 8 - 1

About the employer

Creations at Wollaston is a very friendly salon based in a village location. They deal with all aspects of hairdressing, also spa, beauty and personal care.


Creations (Wollaston) Limited



High Street


NN29 7QE

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Training provider

One day per week at Aston's Academy in central Northampton, working towards:

  • The Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills at level 1 if applicable

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ASTON RECRUITMENT & TRAINING


Sandra Cox 01604 230371

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017