Hairdressing Apprentice (Walton-on-Thames) The Academy

Trainees at all levels to work and train in our Surrey salons.

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Closing date: 29 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

    37.5 hours. 5 day week. Sunday & 1 weekday off.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available


Duties will include:

  • General upkeep of the salon
  • Shampooing
  • Assisting stylists
  • Greeting and preparing clients and promoting services and products.
  • Some reception work may also be required. 
  • As your skills develop you will be given more responsibility.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Can work effectively as part of a team
  • Can remember and follow instructions
  • Can anticipate the needs of others
  • Can manage their time efficiently
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Work safely

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Resilience and determination
  • Well presented with attention to personal grooming
  • Passionate about hairdressing
  • Willing to work hard
  • Able to stand all day
  • Pleasant personality and friendly
  • Able to keep calm under pressure
  • Motivated and keen to learn

Qualifications required

Ideally GCSE grades E – A* or new GCSE grades 2-9 in English and maths or equivalent 

Future prospects

After achieving the Hair Professional Apprenticeship, you will be encouraged to progress to a higher level Apprenticeship. Most of our stylists and technicians have been Apprentices themselves. Since achieving their Advanced Apprenticeships they have gone on to become senior stylists, trainers, assessors, managers, and have taken part in photo shoots and promotional events.

Things to consider

Hairdressing is not a job – it is a vocation. You need to be prepared to work hard and deliver first class customer service even when you may not be feeling at your best. You will be on your feet all day and dealing with clients from all walks of life; you can’t be expected to like every client but you will need to make every single one feel they are special. You will need to be flexible because when the salon gets busy everyone needs to help out so that the salon runs smoothly and that could mean bringing forward or pushing back your break. Earnings are not brilliant at the start although tips from satisfied clients will help. Once you start building your own clientele you will earn commission on what you contribute to the salon’s takings. The busiest stylists, earn the most. Working in a salon is about working as a team, all driven by the same ambition to make every client’s visit better than expected, to maintain the loyalty of existing clients and to attract new clients.

About the employer

Academy Salons’ ethos of "Family Hairdressing, Individual Style" is strongly supported by owners, Franco Capozzi and Salv Mulé, who have vowed "to create an in-salon experience that is unique and individual for every member of the family." Stylish cuts, vibrant colour, outstanding customer service and extremely high standards – the Academy Salons team is focused on delivering an excellent experience for all clients. With modern salons situated in Surrey, the Academy Salons team consists of highly skilled stylists and colourists. As members of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, our team is committed to delivering creative excellence and giving clients the look that they desire. Our Academy Education programme, directed by John Baxter Hill, allows our assistants to learn the skills of the trade, whilst gaining first-hand practical experience


The Academy


32 Queens Road



KT12 5LP

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Training provider

  • In salon training towards the Hair Professional Standard
  • Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Development, Behaviours and Welfare 

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Inter Training Services Limited


Margaret Coker 02392 591 666

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017