Apprentice Hairdresser or Barber Reds

Red Hair & Beauty are searching for an Apprentice. Whether you have a passion for all hairdressing or specifically interested in barbering, Reds are willing to support either trade for the right person. The apprentice will assist with smooth running of the salon and learn the skills needed to become a valuable member of the team.

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Closing date: 25 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

    College day - Monday plus 4 days in the salon. Will include Saturdays

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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

  • Book appointments
  • Take phone calls
  • Cleaning and preparing the workstations
  • Ordering stock
  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Welcome clients and make drinks
  • Training to style cut and colour hair

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • have a good telephone manner
  • be able to deal efficiently with customers face to face
  • have a keen interest in Hairdressing
  • work well in a team

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Well presented
  • Ambitious
  • Willing to learn

Qualifications required

Candidates will ideally have at least 3 GCSEs A* - C (or equivalent qualifications). No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given. 

If you do not hold a qualification in Maths & English at level 2, you will be required to do Functional Skills in these subjects. 

Future prospects

The salon is looking for an apprentice to offer permanent employment on completion

Things to consider

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. Applicants need to look into transport links to work and college locations before applying to ensure they are a reasonable travelling distance.

About the employer

Hairdressing / Barbering salon





Church View



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Training provider

This is a level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship with either the Hairdressing or Barbering pathway and will include a combination of workplace assessment and college attendance. 

There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: Hairdresser and Barber.
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. Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men. Hairdressers and barbers 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 these pathways may 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
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving services

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: 25 Sep 2017