Hairdressing Apprentice Head First

Head First is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice to join their team at their busy salon and barber shop in Chorley.

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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

    Wednesday - Saturday / Working Patterns TBA

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Head First is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice to join their team at their busy salon and barber shop in Chorley. If you are up for a challenge and looking to kick start your career in hairdressing this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

The successful candidate will be working alongside three other stylists in a busy town centre lady’s salon and men’s barber shop. Day-to-day duties will include:

  • Meeting, greeting and catering to the needs of the clients in the salon
  • Making refreshments
  • Making sure the stylists are organised
  • Supporting the stylists on a daily basis
  • Handling money
  • Going to the bank
  • Shampooing, conditioning and blow drying

You must be very well organised, confident and most importantly be able to use your initiative. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and has a genuine passion for working and progressing in the hairdressing industry.

Hours of work are 30 hours per week including Saturdays and 1 day per week at College in Euxton, near Chorley, during term-time. 

The Apprenticeship training for this vacancy will be provided by Runshaw College. As this is a funded Apprenticeship programme it is not open to candidates who have already achieved a qualification at Level 4 or above.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team Player
  • Excellent Timekeeping
  • Initiative

Personal qualities

  • Well-presented
  • Honest
  • Enthusiastic
  • Responsible
  • Reliable
  • Well-mannered
  • Eager to learn and progress

Qualifications required

Must have at least 4 GCSE grades A*-D (or equivalent), including Maths and English.

Future prospects

Progression to Level 3 for the right candidate.

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, it is essential that you email Runshaw College your current CV. Please forward as a word document to with details of the vacancy or vacancies you are applying for. WE CANNOT PROGRESS YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR UP-TO-DATE CV ALONG WITH VACANCY DETAILS. Please note: this vacancy may close before the closing date if the employer deems sufficient application forms have been received

About the employer

We are an extremely busy ‘no appointments’ lady's salon and gent's barbers in Chorley town centre. We currently have three stylists.


Head First


Railway Street



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Training provider

Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework to include NVQ Technical Certificate, Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Vicky Prendergast 01772 643008

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017