Hair Professional Apprentice Luke Michael Williams

Luke Michael Williams trading as Luxury Hair Design is looking for a Hair Professional Apprentice to join his very busy 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

    Shifts TBC when starting.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Luke Michael Williams trading as Luxury Hair Design is looking for a Hair Professional to join his very busy team.

Your duties will involve all aspects of training towards gaining the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard.

Hairdressers will be able to:

  • Shampoo and condition hair.
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques.
  • Style and finish hair to create variety of looks.
  • Colour and lighten hair for ladies.

Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Behaviours and communication -

  • Greet clients in a friendly manner, choose the most appropriate way of communicating with clients; be helpful and courteous at all times; adapt behaviours in response to each client; respond promptly to clients seeking assistance; establish client expectations and needs; explain clearly any reasons why the client’s needs or expectations cannot be met; willingly undertake wider salon duties, including reception duties where appropriate.

Safe working practices -

  • Maintain effective, hygienic and safe working methods; adhere to workplace, suppliers’ or manufacturers’ instructions for the safe use of equipment, materials and products; meet legal and organisational requirements; maintain the client’s modesty, privacy and comfort; minimise risks of cross-infection, injury or fatigue; promote environmental and sustainable working practices; ensure personal hygiene and protection meets industry, organisational and local authority requirements; and correctly use Personal Protective Equipment.

Consultation -

  • Creatively assess the client’s requirements; examine the hair, skin and scalp; facial characteristics including face shape, skin tone, hair colour, lifestyle and suitability, conduct visual checks and any necessary tests on the hair, skin and scalp; advise clients on services or products; identify the client’s hair characteristics and hair classification; advise clients on hair maintenance and management

Personal qualities

  • You must demonstrate professionalism and a passion for the industry.
  • Have a commitment to quality.
  • A positive attitude and team working.
  • Work under pressure.
  • Observe time management and self-management.
  • Show a willingness to learn.
  • Complete services in a commercially viable time and to a high standard.
  • Meet organisational and industry standards of appearance.
  • Observe professional ethics.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE's or equivalent in Maths and English Lanugage.

Future prospects

Once you have achieved your Intermediate Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard, there is always the opportunity of progressing onto an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

Things to consider

This role will involve being active for the majority of your working day. Due to the nature of the business you will be required to work Saturdays, you may also be required to work some late evenings within your working week. The salon opening times are: Tuesday - 9am - 6pm Wednesday & Thursday - 10am - 8pm Friday - 9am - 6pm Saturday - 8.30am - 3pm

About the employer

Luke Michael Williams trading as Luxury Hair Design. Luxury Hair Design is a stunning, beautifully appointed brand new salon that has recently opened in Thrapston, Northamptonshire.


Luke Michael Williams



High Street


NN14 4JJ

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Training provider

  • One day per week at Aston's Academy in central Northampton, working towards the Hair Professional Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard aswell as Functional Skills at Level 1 if applicable.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ASTON RECRUITMENT & TRAINING


Sandra Cox 01604 230371

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017