Hairdressing Apprenticeship- Level 2- Stocksbridge Pearl

This is a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to work in this well-established salon and start a career in hairdressing. This salon is busy and the standards are extremely high so candidates must have excellent multi-tasking skills and whilst they are learning must be willing to work within all aspects of the salon.

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Closing date: 15 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 Hrs Monday – Saturday this includes time spent in college

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working in this busy salon you will:

Meet and greet customers:

  • Provide refreshments
  • Hang clients coats up in the cloakroom
  • Gowning clients
  • Ensuring clients are comfortable from the moment they arrive 

Take Bookings:

  • Answer the phone or in person
  • Paper based or computer inputting

Ensure the salon is kept clean and tidy:

  • Sweeping clean the salon floor of cut hair
  • Cleaning away client's finished coffee cups
  • Helping keep the main reception desk clear
  • Cleaning colour bowls
  • Cleaning mirrors

Assisting the senior stylists and starting to learn the basics of hairdressing such as:

  • Learn the basics of hairdressing whilst under the supervision of senior stylists
  • Blow drying
  • Cutting
  • Foils
  • Full head dyes
  • Once you have been shown how to you will be shampooing and conditioning clients 

You will ensure all stock is kept up to levels and standards:

  • Sterilising scissors and other cutting equipment
  • Refilling bottles
  • Replenishing products

Re-booking Clients in for their next visit:

  • Processing payments
  • Retailing hair care products
  • Updating the calendar

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff
  • To complete training assignments and maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed by an assessor

It is important that qualifications are listed on your application no matter what the grade, as your application is sifted and sent to the employer based on meeting the Employers Vacancy Criteria.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Multi tasker
  • Polite
  • Able to follow instructions but also show initiative
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Be able to work long shifts and cope with demanding nature of job
  • Enthusiastic
  • Attentive
  • Enthusiastic approach to all aspects of work and a passion for hairdressing
  • Excellent timekeeping / Punctual
  • Professional and presentable appearance
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and skills

Qualifications required

2 GCSE’s at grade A* to D  - including Maths and English or equivalent functional skills.

Future prospects

Possible progression onto an Advanced Level in Hairdressing

Things to consider

This position will require a late finish on various days and will involve long periods of standing. Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: • Photographic proof of ID • Qualification certificates • National Insurance Number • Updated CV Please send your updated CV before the vacancy closing date to Please ensure in the subject box of your email that you type your “Full Name” and “Apprenticeship Subject Area” If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact: 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops. Please ensure travel to this employer's location is realistic and something you could commit to.

About the employer

Hair & Beauty Salon based in Stocksbridge.




Unit 4

Victoria Road


S36 1FW

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Training provider

Delivery to be completed onsite and day release at Barnsley College, Student  to complete an intermediate technical certificate in Hairdressing.

Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.  

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Julia Caldwell 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017