Hairdressing Apprenticeship Luke Goodwin

Hair at Number One salon are looking to take on the ideal apprentice to join their well-established team based in Plymouth.

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Closing date: 09 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 per week, Tuesday to Saturday.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will be fully supported by a qualified member of staff who will teach them the skills and knowledge to successfully complete their apprenticeship at level 2 and level 3 and in turn become a fully qualified stylist.

At level 2 you will be supporting the salon team, booking appointments with clients, shampooing, conditioning and drying and styling hair. This is where you will build up your skills and knowledge to help you progress onto the level 3 in hairdressing.

At the level 3 stage you will start to learn how to mix and apply hair colour. You will learn a variety of hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of colour selection. There is also the opportunity to learn about promoting the salon products available for the customers to purchase.

You will be shown all the company processes and procedures including health and safety in the workplace, making sure that all work areas are kept clean and tidy throughout the day and assisting in the smooth running of the salon.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal apprentice will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to work well within an experienced team.

You must be able to use your own initiative throughout the day, and have a focused approach to all the duties involved in this exciting position, together with the ability to learn new skills.

Good timekeeping, attendance and flexibility are also very important for this role.

Personal qualities

The successful apprentice will need to have passion, motivation and a genuine interest in hairdressing in order to succeed in this exciting role. You will need to have a pleasant and outgoing personality, a good sense of humour and excellent social skills in order to interact with clients and colleagues.

You must also have the enthusiasm to learn new skills so that you can become a fully qualified stylist on completion of your apprenticeship programme.

Qualifications required

GCSE grade A*-D in Maths and English or equivalent is desired but not essential as Functional skills can be completed.

Future prospects

Once having completed your level 2 qualification you will have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 apprenticeship, leading to full-time employment as a hairdressing for the right candidate.

Things to consider

From 1st of April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Those between the ages of 19-24 who are in their second year (or third year) need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket. In April 2016 the new National Living Wage was implemented and therefore if you are over the age of 25 and in your second or third year of an Apprenticeship you will be entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Please see below for further information:

About the employer

Hair at Number One based in Plymouth, have been established since May 2011, and over this short period have gained a large client base, offering their customers very high standards of service on every visit.

They offer free consultations to each client, spending time tailoring the services exactly to their requirements. This is to ensure that all their customers feel confident that the stylist knows what they expect from the colour, shape and condition of their hair. They use a wide range of products such as Milkshake and Keratin treatments.

Hair at Number One are very keen to invest in another apprentice, to help them to learn and develop through their training to become fully qualified and join their team of experienced stylists.


Luke Goodwin



Sefton Avenue



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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site and you will have regular visits every 2 to 4 weeks from your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification Skills Group will help you achieve your Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


Olivia 01752 332442

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017