Hairdressing Apprentice Dawn Walsh

The candidate will be working in a busy commercial salon and learning all required aspects of the industry qualification.

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Closing date: 10 Nov 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

    Full Time 5 days per week Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will be attending to all clients, including;

  • Reception duties
  • Preparing the clients for further services,
  • Assisting senior staff in delivering the services
  • Maintaining a high standard of hygiene
  • Housekeeping within the salon

The candidate is expected to fully cooperate in all aspects of the training requirements including an amount of home study. The employment start dates are an indication only and we would seek to recruit the right successful candidate before this date if possible. Applicants may be accepted for employment before the last date stated.

Training areas will include:

  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Change hair colour
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using different techniques

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The candidate must possess:

  • a high degree of dexterity and stamina
  • a high standard of personal presentation
  • good personal hygiene
  • good communication skills
  • a desire to achieve
  • strong team working abilities

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude 
  • Enjoy meeting people
  • A strong desire to learn and succeed in the industry is essential
  • High levels of personal pride in appearance and grooming are also essential

Qualifications required

  • Formal Qualifications are not required

Future prospects

On completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship level, and satisfactory employment performance the successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain further experience as an improver stylist after which the candidate should be able to become a successful Qualified Practitioner.

Things to consider

The candidate will be mobile and standing for long periods therefore stamina is required. There will be days where the learner may work beyond 5.30 pm by arrangement; the apprentice will start work later on these days. Interviews will be carried out directly with the employer in the salon at dates/times to be arranged. The working week will not go beyond those agreed to be worked each week.

About the employer

A well established modern Hairdressing Salon with full and successful commitment to Apprenticeship training. Good opportunities to progress.


Dawn Walsh






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Training provider

  • Level 2 qualification
  • Functional Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Gosmart Ltd will visit the learner in the workplace on a weekly basis to support the learner and set projects that will move the learner forward to full completion.
  • Gosmart Ltd will work closely with and support the employer who will provide practical training in a commercial setting.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by GoSmart


Phil Ward 0797013031

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2017