Barbering Apprentice The Mens Room

Looking for a career in Barbering? Do you want to get qualified and earn at the same time? The Men’s Room in Leicester City Centre, are looking to recruit and train a Barbering Apprentice. Immediate start!

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Closing date: 08 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

    30 Hours per week. 5 Days per week (including Saturday). Working times will be agreed with successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

At The Men’s Room we are looking for a Barbering Apprentice with attention for detail and a passion for barbering & men’s styling.

Customers in our salon get first class service and styling.  We are looking for a team player to become a star barber with us.  In return we will show you what it is like to work in a fast moving, high energy Barbers.

Your job role will include:

  • Learning barbering skills and techniques
  • Build a client base
  • Market salon products to clients
  • Greeting customers
  • Dealing with incoming calls
  • Reception duties
  • Booking in clients
  • Supporting the stylists
  • General cleaning duties
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Observing health and safety
  • Safe use of equipment

The ideal candidate will be creative, ambitious, reliable and a team player with excellent customer service skills.

During the Apprenticeship, the successful candidate will attend Leicester College once a week to learn how to carry out the many cuts, styles and treatments you will be using in the salon.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Applicants must have good communication skills including face to face customer service skills
  • Applicants need to be hard working and have a professional manner
  • An ability to work under pressure is also an advantage as well as the ability to provide service with a smile

Personal qualities

  • Applicants must be presentable at all times and a high standard of personal hygiene is essential
  • Applicants must have a genuine interest in the industry and be willing to learn
  • It is also important that applicants are confident, assertive and use their own initiative

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications required, a real desire to become a barber is essential

Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Ability to work under pressure is a must. Applicants must be prepared to be standing all day. Interview, closing date and possible start dates are only a guideline as interviews for this position will be held on an ongoing basis, therefore the start date could alter as the vacancy will close as soon as a successful candidate is selected.

About the employer

The Men's Room has been established for 23 years providing professional hairdressing to the discerning gentleman. We are renowned for our excellent cutting and styling men's hair with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Conveniently located on King Street in the heart of Leicester, we provide the perfect opportunity for 'on-the-go' professional hairdressing while maintaining an exceptional standard of style and service.


The Mens Room



King Street



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Professional Hairdresser (Barbering) Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 1 Functional Skills English & Maths

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Apprenticeship Recruitment Team 01162295530

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017