Apprentice Hairdresser The Cutting Corner

We are looking for a hard-working, creative and reliable individual to join our team here at The Cutting Corner Hair Salon. Successful candidates will work towards a Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 06 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

    8.30am – 5.30pm, hours and shifts to be discussed at interview. You will also be attending day release at Middlesbrough College on a Monday.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your role will also include:

  • Meeting and greeting clients in a friendly and helpful manner.
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair and providing treatments drying hair, setting hair and sourcing equipment. Assisting qualified hairdressers with mixing colours, moving on to colour application and colour choice.
  • Some basic cutting and styling will be involved in this role, which will become more complex throughout the training to include some advanced techniques.
  • Assisting with reception duties and offering refreshments to clients, moving onto making new appointments for clients.
  • Keeping the salon clean and tidy.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for applications from individuals who have the following skills:

  • You need to be confident and have the ability to work independently without the need for close supervision.
  • Good Customer Service and Communication skills are vital in this role.
  • You must be able to follow instructions with a methodical approach.
  • You must be organised and have good attention to detail.
  • Good co-ordination is vital for this role.

Personal qualities

  • You must be self-driven and have an enthusiastic approach to your work with a desire to succeed in Hairdressing.
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential.
  • Willingness to go that extra mile and succeed.
  • A professional appearance is essential.

Qualifications required

  • The right candidate should have GCSE's at grades C or above in English Language and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Progression to Level 3 for the right candidate on completion of Level 2.

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills. Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a matching recruitment service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

The Cutting Corner has been going since 1997 with 13 staff and a separate gents and ladies salon. We also have a full time nail technician with 18 years experience.


The Cutting Corner



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Qualification in Hairdressing.
  • Technical Certificate.
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (where required).
  • Day release class.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider

Northern Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017