Hairdressing Apprentice CONTROVERSY LIMITED

This Hairdressing Apprentice role involves providing general assistance to stylists. You will be learning and become knowledgeable on all aspects for hairdressing, as well as maintaining salon standards and etiquette and ensuring the work place is kept clean and presentable.

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Closing date: 27 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

    You will be working 40 hours per week including day release. You will be working Saturdays with Sunday and a day off in the week to be decided on appointment.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The right candidate must be willing to act as a team player and fit into a busy but friendly working environment. The role of an apprentice is essential in ensuring the smooth running of the salon.

Key responsibilities and day to day tasks will be:

  • Customer care- seeing to customers’ needs, ensuring they are comfortable and happy.
  • Reception duties- answering the phone, booking and amending appointments etc.
  • Assisting your colleagues by preparing equipment and products.
  • Shampooing, replenishing stock, maintaining salon standards of cleanliness.
  • Filling in clients records and maintaining health and safety procedures.

The apprentice will also take part in training and will develop hairdressing techniques. Must maintain a good level of appearance and personal hygiene. They must be an excellent time keeper with a willingness to progress and learn.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Some natural flair and a keen interest in hairdressing, coupled with good verbal skills and a love of people,

Personal qualities

  • Good communicator
  • Honest
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Team player
  • Must have enthusiasm and ambition
  • Must have the ability to follow instructions as well as work on your own initiative. 

Qualifications required

No specific qualification required.

It is preferred that you have GCSE English and Maths Grades A*-C or Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 1.

Future prospects

On completion of the level 2 qualification there may be an opportunity to progress into full time employment or progress onto Level 3. There may be further training and development to increase your hairdressing knowledge and skills within the salon, to progress onto the salon floor.

Things to consider

You will need to provide models for training and assessment within the salon. You need to be able to travel to the college in Luton and salon in Harpenden. Most of the day will be spent being physically active. You may be required to work every Saturday with a day off in the week.

About the employer

The Barber shop is an established salon which is under new management and intends to bring a new dynamic to the hair studio. A place to invest in the people and develop a creative family atmosphere. A place where we make our customers feel good. It is a small salon with an intimate feel to reflect the care and importance that shows all our customers and staff are valued.





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Training provider

You will attend day release at Barnfield College working towards an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing. 

You will be assigned an Assessor to visit you at thw workplace.

You may be required to complete functional skills dependant on previous qualifications.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnfield College


Anisah Khan 01582 569814

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017