Salon Assistant Apprentice Greys (Northenden)

An excellent opportunity to achieve Level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing. High quality training provided and a fantastic team, Greys is perfect for those passionate about Hairdressing and the drive to build a satisfying, long lasting career.

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Closing date: 04 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

    Minimum of 30 hrs per week with 20% focused on practical training. Normal working week is usually as follows: 4 days in salon 1 day at MJTS 35 hrs p/wk - inc 7 hours paid training.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice, you will be involved in all aspects of the salon, including:

  • Wash, condition and use treatments on hair.
  • Assist with mixing colours.
  • Assist with hair styling including blow dry’s, hair up, straighteners etc.
  • Learn how to cut and colour hair on models in salon and at the training school (20% of hours).
  • Keep a clean and tidy salon.
  • Ensure all clients are offered a tea or coffee and been seated/ gowned up.
  • Assist with booking appointments.
  • Bring in models for training nights when required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The desired skills the successful candidate will possess are:

  • To be passionate about the Hair & Beauty/ fashion industry.
  • To be confident that you want to pursue a career within the hairdressing industry.
  • To use their own initiative and still able to follow instructions well.

Personal qualities

Desired qualities of all our apprentices are:

  • To be punctual and efficient.
  • Conduct themselves in a polite and professional manner at all times at the Training school and in salon.
  • To present themselves appropriately and accommodate to the salon requirements if necessary i.e. cover tattoo’s/ piercings, wear and maintain a uniform etc.
  • To put 100% into their course and take their career seriously to achieve their qualification.

Qualifications required

No entry requirements for this qualification at present. Unless exempt*, Mathematics and English Functional Skills will be delivered to all apprentices at Level 1 or 2.

*Full proof of qualifications are required. This could be Functional Skills Certificates that you have achieved previously or GCSE Grades at A*-C or equivalent.

Future prospects

On completion of your Hair Professional Level 2 NVQ you can continue onto the following paths: - NVQ Level 2 Hair Professional in Barbering – This is a 7 month optional addition to the Hairdressing Qualification. NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing – Advanced Apprenticeship. Qualified Stylist – There will be a stylist opportunity for the right apprentice in this salon.

Things to consider

National Minimum Wage for Apprentices - Ensure that you are comfortable with this income. Location - Be confident that your travel isn't too far, keep in mind rush hour traffic etc. Duration - Remember, this is a 2 year course.

About the employer

Greys are based in Central Northenden, M22. The salon has a modern appearance and a friendly, fast paced environment. The successful candidate will receive excellent training throughout the course, along with continuous support by the whole salon team.


Greys (Northenden)



Palatine Road


M22 4HD

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Training provider

The successful candidate will secure a place at Michaeljohn Training School, where they will complete their Hairdressing Professional qualification alongside qualifications in Functional Skills in Maths and English.

A minimum of 20% of your contracted working hours will be focused on practical training at the Training School and the salon i.e. if you work 30 hours per week you will complete a minimum of 6 hours training per week.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider

Michael John Training Manchester

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Michaeljohn


Donna Louise Thorpe 0161 819 2552

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Closing date: 04 Oct 2017